March 2013 - Tony LaTorre
The name of the book “Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone” by Taz Goldstein might cause many, even seasoned professionals, to think this is a book about shooting footage with the iPad/iPhone. After all, what gets covered in the press these days is the miraculous feat of filming a movie on a phone (parts of the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” were shot on the iPhone). To be sure, shooting is one part of the book, but this is a manual on how to use the iPad/iPhone through every stage of the process of making a film, from conceiving a screenplay, to pitching the project, prepping the shoot, filming, postproduction, all the way to posting your finished masterpiece to the web. Of course, you don’t have to do it all on an iOS device, (although Goldstein proves that you can if you want), but what’s great is you can pick and choose which pieces will work for you and use just those.