Roundup: 5 Cutting-Edge Apps for the Modern Filmmaker

first_imgTechnology and filmmaking meet in these innovative apps that are changing the game for digital filmmakers and video producers.Cover image by GaudiLab.While they may only be separated by a few hundred miles of highway in California, Silicon Valley and Hollywood seem worlds apart in terms of their thinking and style. Silicon Valley, the hotbed of innovation and future-minded technologies stands in stark contrast to the classical Hollywood film industry based on analog film stock and traditional box office values.However, as filmmaking becomes more digital and more diverse, technology and film production are beginning to integrate with some exciting new apps, platforms, and services. Let’s look at some of the most innovative developments for the modern digital filmmaker.1. Illuminati Light MeterImage via PremiumBeat.First off, let’s look at one of the most impressive cutting-edge technologies to go digital — light meters. Particularly the Illuminati meter, which comes with a meter that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. From the companion app, you can read everything from color temperature to video light exposure to stills-style light exposure and chromaticity. While it is one of the pricier offerings on this list, it’s actually quite a bargain — and much handier than traditional analog light meters.Read more about the Illuminati Light Meter in this hands-on review.2. Script Transferring AppsIf there’s one aspect of filmmaking that’s archaically behind the times, it’s the scripts. Especially when you consider lengthy revision processes, the concept of printing out new versions of scripts for all of your cast and crew is a waste of time and paper. Luckily, apps like Scriptation are scrambling to fill the void for a fully transferable and adaptable scripts. The app, featured in the video above, has been used on shows like Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, and Silicon Valley.You can find out more about Scriptation at their website.3. Virtually Practice Your PitchImage by SFIO CRACHO.While most of these apps assist with the different periods of production (pre through post), there’s another element that you should consider. Pitching projects, whether to clients, investors, or film studios, is a huge part of the film and video world and is perhaps one of the most crucial skills to cultivate. Virtual Reality is now helping people practice public speaking and overcome anxiety, with a new app called PanicLobster. The app helps everyone from filmmakers to entrepreneurs practice their one-minute pitches or presentations.VR is not limited to just film and video either. Check out this article at Shutterstock about other ways VR is making the world a better place.4. Lighting Cue SoftwareFor your gaffers and lighting department, the Cuelist is a new program designed to update the process of marking and sharing the placement of tech cues throughout your production process. The software is specifically tailored for lighting designers, who spend lots of time and energy marking scripts and shot lists with notes about lighting cues, setups, and workflows.Watch the video above or check out the Cuelist’s website for more info.5. Multi-Track Video EditingImage via LumaTouch.Aimed at filmmakers, video professionals, and digital journalists on the go, the LumaFusion is one of the best multi-track editors for smartphones and tablet devices currently on the market. Based on the Pinnacle Studio App, LumaFusion has just about all the bells and whistles you’ll need when editing on the fly and cutting together your packages. You can even add graphics and effects for some nice-looking-but-quick exports.You can find out more on the LumaTouch website here.For more innovative tips and tricks for film and video production, check out some of these articles.Tech and Film: 7 Innovations Changing the IndustrySpeed Up Your Workflow with Adobe’s New Project Rush4 Awesome Innovations in Lens Technology Every Filmmaker NeedsYou Can Now Buy a Robotic Camera Arm That Plugs into an OutletThe 11 Best Filmmaking Apps for iPhonelast_img read more

Police identify remains of 19 yearold woman found in Alberta

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe remains of two women have been found near Grand Prairie, Alta.The first to be identified was 19 year-old Rene-Lynn Gunning.She went missing in 2005.Gunning and her friend Krystle Knott, 16, were last seen at West Edmonton Mall in February 2005.They told friends they were planning on hitchhiking home to B.C.Police discovered Gunning’s remains about 60 kilometres south of Grand Prairie.Gunning’s father Jo Gunning said this was not something he wanted to hear, but something he needed to know so he could move on.The remains of another girl found next to her have not yet been positively identified.last_img

Three deceased in Oceanside car crash

first_img February 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 7:00 PM Posted: February 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at approximately 12:54, the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a multiple vehicle collision in the intersection of Coast Hwy and Oceanside Blvd. The collision occurred as a 2007 Toyota Tacoma truck, was traveling southbound on Coast Hwy and failed to stop for a red light and collided with a 2003 Mazda sedan traveling eastbound on Oceanside Blvd on a green light.The collision caused the Mazda to spin around violently causing two of its rear seat passengers to be ejected from the car onto the roadway. The Toyota truck stopped just south of the intersection. Emergency personnel arrived on scene within minutes and attended to the victims of the Mazda. Two of the rear seat passengers were declared deceased on scene, one of the ejected passengers was transported to the hospital where she passed a short time later. All three victims were adult females. The other three victims, two males and a female, from the Mazda were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries, but are expected to survive.The driver of the Toyota was evaluated on scene by medics and released. The driver, identified as 19 year old Mason Fish, was evaluated on scene by officers and was later arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.The investigation is still ongoing. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team conducted the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431. Three deceased in Oceanside car crash Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more