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Apps for Cinema Artists

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34 professional Android Apps for filmmakers


  App Details Added Cost Popularity

Acacia

1281590820
Added Aug 11, 2010
0

Free

65

Actor Genie

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
999

$9.99

67

American Cinematographer

1354437069
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

107

Android Grip

  • Google Android
  • Useful for grips, gaffers and cinematographers
  • The Android Grip Application was designed for Lighting / Grip professionals in the entertainment industry. Its goal is to provide the most useful information in the Gripping / Dolly / rigging departme ... More »
  • App made by Input Bits@nyprogrammer
1397093418
Added Apr 09, 2014
599

$5.99

66

Artemis Director's Viewfinder

1285513533
Added Sep 26, 2010
2999

$29.99

94

ASC Manual

1395300513
Added Mar 20, 2014
0

Free

103

beeCam Light Meter

  • Google Android
  • Useful for cinematographers and gaffers
  • beeCam LightMeter is a incident-light meter application. beeCam Light Meter is a incident-light meter application. This app can measure the exposure without influence of the reflectivity of subj ... More »
  • App made by FM.Bee Corp.
1345932925
Added Aug 25, 2012
0

Free

49

Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

1382202692
Added Oct 19, 2013
1099

$10.99

78

CamCalc Free

1289410800
Added Nov 10, 2010
0

Free

67

Celeste SE

1291962300
Added Dec 09, 2010
199

$1.99

26

Cine Tool Free

1376847002
Added Aug 18, 2013
0

Free

87

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

151

CLAPO

  • Google Android
  • Useful for camera assistants
  • CAMAXON CLAPO is a clapperboard for filmmakers by filmmakers. It’s made for the film industry and is used by both professionals and the hobby filmmakers. CLAPO was designed from the need of a pr ... More »
  • App made by CAMAXON@camaxonmedia
1395299928
Added Mar 20, 2014
273

$2.73

60

Color Harmonizer

1395301526
Added Mar 20, 2014
0

Free

89

DubScript

1382154823
Added Oct 18, 2013
0

Free

66

Film Utility

1282685217
Added Aug 24, 2010
199

$1.99

38

FilmCalculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2499

$24.99

59

Focus Chart

1382202521
Added Oct 19, 2013
0

Free

49

iPerform

1352503117
Added Nov 09, 2012
599

$5.99

23

KODAK Cinema Tools

1281465000
Added Aug 10, 2010
0

Free

49

Light Meter

1345933326
Added Aug 25, 2012
0

Free

36

Light Meter Tools

  • Google Android
  • Useful for cinematographers and gaffers
  • Download the trial first to see if the app works on your phone, email me if you have any issues regarding changing values, etc. A complete Incident + Reflected Light Meter, measured to be as accura ... More »
  • App made by WBPhoto
1345933501
Added Aug 25, 2012
399

$3.99

20

Location Scout

1277693355
Added Jun 27, 2010
0

Free

56

Map-A-Pic

1327454150
Added Jan 24, 2012
0

Free

55

MatCalc

  • Google Android
  • Useful for camera assistants and cinematographers
  • First Android Film Stock Calculator This is a stock Calculator tool for people working in the film business, like Clapper Loaders, Assistent Camera, Continuity and even for Cinematographers who are ... More »
  • App made by Namelessnumberheadman
1319676503
Added Oct 26, 2011
0

Free

32

Paperless

1374169682
Added Jul 18, 2013
299

$2.99

18

Prompster Pro for Android

1339632198
Added Jun 13, 2012
999

$9.99

18
1305759240
Added May 18, 2011
2119

$21.19

12

Set Lighting Technician

  • Google Android
  • Useful for cinematographers and gaffers
  • The Set Lighting Technician is an application designed for the lighting professional. Providing quick and easy to read specifications on the most used lights in the entertainment industry. This appli ... More »
  • App made by Input Bits
1392923475
Added Feb 20, 2014
599

$5.99

118

SketchBook Pro for Tablets

1374170118
Added Jul 18, 2013
499

$4.99

20

SL DigiSlate

1277693925
Added Jun 27, 2010
999

$9.99

36

SL Director's Viewfinder

1382206755
Added Oct 19, 2013
999

$9.99

62

Slate It! beta

1305759720
Added May 18, 2011
0

Free

46

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

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
Also linked by users on movie-college.de, planet5d.com, dvxuser.com, cnet.com, fcpug.ru, adobe.com, and a lot of people on Twitter!

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