Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone

Filmmakers love gadgets. We flock to any new technology that demonstrates the slightest potential to help us conceptualize, visualize, and digitize our creative efforts. So why are we neglecting those touch-screen powerhouses hiding in our pockets and backpacks?

It’s time to make a change!

In Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone, director Taz Goldstein exposes how these remarkable devices can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production.

Written to empower aspiring filmmakers and reenergize working professionals, this book will help transform your iOS devices into revolutionary filmmaking tools, perfect for brainstorming, screenwriting, pitching, scheduling, storyboarding, camera blocking, shooting, editing, color correcting, mixing, distributing, and more. Time-tested techniques and film theory are woven into an entertaining and informative exploration of nearly 200 mind-blowing apps and accessories.

• Get up to speed quickly with clear, thorough, and friendly descriptions.
• Discover apps and accessories that can lower budgets by replacing thousands of dollars worth of traditional filmmaking equipment and software.
• Start shooting today with a wide range of video camera apps, including specialty tools for variable speed effects, filtering, stabilization, collaborative shooting, and more.
• Whether you’re starting a new video or finishing an existing one, this book features the most helpful apps for your iPad and iPhone—including the iPhone 5.

This unique and often humorous guide will benefit any mobile media maker who wants to get the most out of the technology they already own.


Taz Goldstein has been directing and producing for well over a decade. His award-winning films, television productions, and corporate projects have been enjoyed by millions of viewers worldwide. His popular website, HandHeldHollywood.com, has inspired and empowered a new generation of storytellers, and helped to launch the mobile filmmaking revolution.

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2 thoughts on “Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone

  1. Excellent Book I like this book! Due to a recent leg injury, I haven’t been able to start on my little projects yet, but I know it’ll be FUN. I have taken videos on my iPhone 6+ and the video component was the deciding factor in purchasing this phone. I’ve taken videography classes, Final Cut Pro X and I’m familiar with the other recommended software, (majored in Multimedia technology). Having worked with professional video cameras, the sharpness of the the iPhone 6+ videos -blows my mind. Seriously: Finally…

  2. great book I recently bought this book since I made a music video without knowing anything about film making using my iphone and surprisingly end up with a nice but shaky watchable video and when I researched online or tutorials, all the hands were pointing to Taz’s Handheld Hollywood’s Filmmaking book. I have read through 30% of the book and I am thoroughly impressed and I cant wait to finish the book and start making a cool movie. This book will be used as a reference book when I shoot, edit and also…

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