A short time ago I wrote about the 10 best iOS apps for filmmakers based on my on-set experiences, and it’s quickly become the most read article on this site. It’s no surprise either. There’s hundreds of filmmaking apps to choose from, with more coming every day. Wouldn’t it be great if some computer-nerd/filmmaker hybrid wrote the ultimate guide to iOS filmmaking, featuring proven workflows, taking you from development to distribution all on your favorite iDevice?
I thought so too, but I haven’t had any luck finding one.
I’m going to write my own.
Introducing The Ultimate iOS Filmmaking Guide!
- Know which apps to buy and which to avoid.
- Learn proven iOS based production workflows.
- Find effective ways to collaborate online.
- Streamline your communications.
- Save money and countless hours of frustration.
I may be going out on a limb with this and over-promising a little, but that’s what I want out of a guidebook.
I want this to be the best possible guide, so you’ll have to be patient. Check back here for updates.
UPDATE – 7/13/12
I just found out that Taz Goldstein over at Hand Held Hollywood is on the cusp of publishing his own iOS filmmaking book. If you’re not familiar with Taz, he is THE authority on the subject and I’m excited to hear about his awesome opportunity. In light of that, I’ve decided to put this project on the back-burner for the time being.
I’m not trashing it entirely, though. From the sound of it, I think Taz and I are focused on different aspects of integrating iOS devices into production workflows. But, with my fall schedule filling up quickly, this is an opportune time to step back and focus on actually making films (as opposed to talking about making them).
I’ll continue to write iOS articles here, and if the opportunity to pick this project back up arises, you’ll be the first to know.
Good luck, Taz!