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Apps for Cinema Artists

for Directors

Software that can help you get a job done a little better or a little faster than before.   This is an regularly updated directory of 290 (and counting) mobile, tablet, and now desktop applications. We only include apps made for and used by film, television, and digital media professionals. Questions, comments, or ideas? Contact Us or tweet @fwdlabs

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82 Professional Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop Apps for Filmmakers

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  App Details Added Cost Popularity

Actor Genie

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
999

$9.99

68

Artemis Director's Viewfinder

1285513533
Added Sep 26, 2010
2999

$29.99

96

Artemis HD

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • This version of Artemis is for the iPad 2 ONLY. Designed for both cinematographers and directors, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder but more accurately and with ... More »
  • App made by Chemical Wedding
1326872810
Added Jan 17, 2012
2999

$29.99

27

Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

1382202692
Added Oct 19, 2013
1099

$10.99

81

Cameo

1395354269
Added Mar 20, 2014
0

Free

99

Camera for iPad

1291967040
Added Dec 09, 2010
099

$0.99

24

Camera Order

1322191077
Added Nov 24, 2011
1999

$19.99

53

Celtx Shots

1333756800
Added Apr 06, 2012
499

$4.99

47

Cine3D Stereographer

1285796040
Added Sep 29, 2010
4499

$44.99

24

CineDroid

  • Google Android
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • NO LONGER IN DEVELOPMENT - SOURCE CODE NOW ON GITHUB CineDroid - Android Pro Video Camera Film video with pro camera features! *App tested with HTC One S. Devices with custom roms and kernels ... More »
  • App made by shrthnd interactive
1392923132
Added Feb 20, 2014
0

Free

160

CinePlay

1366929093
Added Apr 25, 2013
999

$9.99

26

CinePro

1340485080
Added Jun 23, 2012
099

$0.99

33

CollabraCam

1354436175
Added Dec 02, 2012
499

$4.99

19

COPRA4

1304460228
Added May 03, 2011
0

Free

29

Cross Process

1370651836
Added Jun 07, 2013
199

$1.99

11

Dale Grahn Color

1359065358
Added Jan 24, 2013
399

$3.99

17

DGA Quarterly

1333757114
Added Apr 06, 2012
199

$1.99

10

Director's Viewfinder

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

113

Dream Filmmaker

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors
  • Dream will amplify your filmmaking talents to new heights. Design a poster, write an outline and create storyboards without knowing how to draw so you can focus on what’s important, being creative. ... More »
  • App made by A.V. Investments
1268388774
Added Mar 12, 2010
499

$4.99

14

Dropbox

1254239063
Added Sep 29, 2009
0

Free

14

DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit

1322191544
Added Nov 24, 2011
799

$7.99

16

DubScript

1382154823
Added Oct 18, 2013
0

Free

72

Ember

1386833652
Added Dec 11, 2013
0

Free

55

Extreme Production Music

1365657109
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

15

Fhotoroom

1354513353
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

15

Filmic

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors
  • Best Apps of 2012, App of the Day, Week, Month - Gizmodo Best Video App of 2011 - TUAW, Editors choice 2nd Best Video App of 2011 - TUAW, Reader\'s choice App of the Week - Time.com/Techlan ... More »
  • App made by Cinegenix, LLC
1331422852
Added Mar 10, 2012
0

Free

28

FiLMiC Pro

1370651109
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

88

Frameographer - Stop Motion & Time-Lapse

1366928683
Added Apr 25, 2013
099

$0.99

19

GoPano

1354435852
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

24

GoPro App

1350514999
Added Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

38

iMovie

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors and editors
  • Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app for iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web without ever leaving y ... More »
  • App made by Apple Inc.
1277831940
Added Jun 29, 2010
499

$4.99

15

Index Card

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers, directors and editors
  • Best App for Index Card Writers - Peter Meyers, Author, Best iPad Apps ★★★★★ “I love your program!!!! Great for screenwriting.” — Jesse Alexander, Emmy-winning Co-Executiv ... More »
  • App made by DenVog, LLC
1296942928
Added Feb 05, 2011
499

$4.99

12

Instaviz

1344823501
Added Aug 12, 2012
999

$9.99

51

ioShutter PRO

1336492260
Added May 08, 2012
999

$9.99

21

iStockphoto

1365656866
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

11

iStoryboards

1304303040
Added May 01, 2011
499

$4.99

66

KataData

1319755352
Added Oct 27, 2011
499

$4.99

11

Kessler

1350515492
Added Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

33

KitCam

1354432236
Added Dec 01, 2012
199

$1.99

18

Luminance

1370649545
Added Jun 07, 2013
099

$0.99

26

Lurzer's ARCHIVE

1354436350
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

15

Magic Bullet Arsenal

1346292052
Added Aug 29, 2012
499

$4.99

19

Magic Bullet Arsenal Reader

1346291956
Added Aug 29, 2012
0

Free

12

Map-A-Pic

1327454150
Added Jan 24, 2012
0

Free

58

MySetLife

1288295040
Added Oct 28, 2010
0

Free

56

Noir Photo

1389899171
Added Jan 16, 2014
299

$2.99

37

OnSet

1304303280
Added May 01, 2011
499

$4.99

53

Paper by FiftyThree

1336193400
Added May 04, 2012
0

Free

45

Photosynth

1326927014
Added Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

29

Pro Camera Guide

1338484281
Added May 31, 2012
399

$3.99

29

Prompster Pro - Public Speaking Teleprompter for iPhone

1339631645
Added Jun 13, 2012
299

$2.99

24

Prompster Pro for Android

1339632198
Added Jun 13, 2012
999

$9.99

18

Prompster Pro for iPad

1339631645
Added Jun 13, 2012
999

$9.99

26

Promtr

1339632307
Added Jun 13, 2012
199

$1.99

18

ProPrompter

1277090820
Added Jun 20, 2010
999

$9.99

13

Shot Designer

1353141720
Added Nov 17, 2012
0

Free

67

Shot Lister

1340172202
Added Jun 19, 2012
1399

$13.99

48

ShotList

1322190908
Added Nov 24, 2011
1199

$11.99

37

Shotlist Assist

1322358251
Added Nov 26, 2011
499

$4.99

14

SL Director's Viewfinder

1382206755
Added Oct 19, 2013
999

$9.99

66

Smart35

1389294494
Added Jan 09, 2014
1499

$14.99

44

Storyboard Composer

1250344079
Added Aug 15, 2009
1499

$14.99

20

Storyboards 3D

1384806970
Added Nov 18, 2013
0

Free

146

StorySkeleton

1359065844
Added Jan 24, 2013
899

$8.99

38

Sun Scout

1326926648
Added Jan 18, 2012
999

$9.99

37

Teleprompt+ for iPad

1340123729
Added Jun 19, 2012
1499

$14.99

18

Teleprompt+ for iPhone

1340124785
Added Jun 19, 2012
799

$7.99

10

The Music Bed

1365656627
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

14

Tiffen Cool fx

1373750964
Added Jul 13, 2013
199

$1.99

21

Tiffen Photo fx Ultra

1373751859
Added Jul 13, 2013
299

$2.99

35

TiltShift Video

1370652133
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

22

Time-Lapse

  • Google Android
  • Useful for directors, cinematographers and editors
  • Create your own artistic time-lapse videos easily with upload to YouTube. Click! Easily shoot your own timelapse videos at resolutions from 176x144 to 2048x1536 with playback rate up to 30 fps. Videos ... More »
  • App made by Sheado
1319675760
Added Oct 26, 2011
199

$1.99

23

VideoGrade Color Editor

1370652057
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

25

VideoHelper Music

1365657827
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

15

VideoPro Camera

1370662308
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

48

Viewfinder Cine

1326927165
Added Jan 18, 2012
2399

$23.99

38

Vimeo

1301432400
Added Mar 29, 2011
0

Free

15

Vine

1383627633
Added Nov 04, 2013
0

Free

15

VisualDOF

1340172540
Added Jun 19, 2012
499

$4.99

11

VSCO CAM

1359397540
Added Jan 28, 2013
099

$0.99

20

Weekend Read

1392166453
Added Feb 11, 2014
0

Free

84

Where I'm At

1283233980
Added Aug 30, 2010
0

Free

21

Press for "Apps for Cinema Artists"

"FWD:labs carries the most complete listing of linked professional apps I know besides of the fragmented Android Market (google play) and the iPhone App Store. I suspect it is a tenuous work to compile and link all proven working apps and much more your site offers. I thank you for sharing such complete list of iPhone and android apps for the cinematographer and the entertainment industry in general. I could not pass the opportunity let know my readers about your meticulous resource."
FILMCAST • 6/2013
"[R]idiculously useful compendium"
Directors Notes • 8/2010
"I thought [FWD:labs] had put together a useful list when I saw it last year, but that was nothing compared to now. If you're a filmmaker and looking for a little portable help in pre/production/post then chances are you'll find it in the Apps for Cinema Artists. I know I can be a little iPhone-centric when it comes to these things, but you’ll be pleased to know the list is completely platform agnostic."
Directors Notes • 3/2010
Pretty much every iPhone or Android App you'll ever need/want if you're a filmmaker
Josh Mandel ‏@JMMandel • 7/2012
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