The light at sunrise and sunset is unlike any other time of day. The shadows are gone as the light is diffused through the Earth’s atmosphere. It’s called the golden hour or magic hour. Photographers and filmmakers shoot at this time for remarkable results.
Magic Hour is a tool to calculate when the next window occurs at your location. When in the magic hour, the app shows a countdown clock for how much time you have left.
Additional features include extra information about the light in your area, and alerts you can set to get you ready for a morning or evening shoot.
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"Apps for Cinema Artists" is a curated database of professional filmmaking apps that can help you get a job done a little better or a little faster. This is a regularly updated resource of 378 (and counting) mobile, tablet, watch, and now desktop apps. We only include apps made for and used by film, television, and digital media professionals.
"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 filmmakerJosh Mandel @JMMandel • 7/2012
Great list of apps for cinematographers, directors and any A.D.'sMystery Directrix @MysteryDirectrx • 3/2015
Just stumbled on this great list of useful apps for filmmakersIndieground Films @indiegroundfilm • 4/2014