A great resource for filmmaking apps.
It seems almost every week you can find a story about the best apps available for nearly any subject. Filmmaking is no different. But what tends to happen in our 72 hour news cycle is that things can get lost in the shuffle. The people behind the Pro Filmmaker Apps website aims to change all of it.
The idea originated at FWD:labs and finds its home at Pro Filmmaker Apps, a curated database of filmmaking apps that are neatly categorized into different searchable subjects, including cinematographers, camera assistant, colorists, directors, VFX artists, sound mixers, and many others.
At the time of publication, over 300 apps can be found on the site with direct links to download. It's worth noting there is no extra cost associated when using the site. Pro Filmmaker Apps is just doing us a solid by creating a database.
Familiar programs like Filmic Pro, Lens Matcher, Focus Chart, and Artemis Pro are all featured as well as some lesser known ones like Storyboard Composer used by Wes Craven and Shot Assistant. So if you're a screenwriter, location scout, or even drone operator, you can browse hundreds of available software for Apple, Android, Windows, and native web devices to help on your next project.
Our Five Favorite Free Apps
- Celtx Shots: An app for storyboards and lighting setups
- Dialogue: Screenplay Writer: Allows you to write a script and easily convert it to PDF
- Digislate: A digital slate and clapperboard available for iPhone and iPads
- Lumi Light Meter: A simple, easy-to-use light meter app
- Magic Hour: Takes the guess work out of golden hour
Do you have a favorite filmmaking app you use? Tell us in the comments below.