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PREPRODUCTIONThis color indicates Engel's most used apps and hardwareNOTE: These are all apps for iPhone. However many are also on Google Play. Feel free to adapt this list for your own personal records and exploration. If you find a new app, etc., share it with us!
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Celtxfree or payScriptwriting, storyboarding
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NumbersBudgeting
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PagesWriting program
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VIDEO PRODUCTION
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MovieSlate19.99Slate for double system or multiple camera shoots. Logging shots as well.There are free alternatives
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FilmicPro9.99Able to shoot at 24p for filmic look as well as locking controls including exposure, white balance and focusEngel's favorite production tool, also does slomo and fastmo
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MoviePro5.99app with options for frame rate and exposure settings
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SloProfree, upgrade 3.99Creates slow motion or fast motion shotsfascinating interpolation for super slomo and more
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Hyperlapse9.99fast or time-lapse treatment for vidsFrom Instagram, also has a stabilizing function to smooth the fast-motion movies
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SnappyCamfast photogrpaphy that can then be turned into a stop-motion or timelapse vid
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STILL PHOTO
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Luxifree, but bulb is $30turns light meter into reflective and incident meterpretty interesting. LE likes.
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mylightmeter Pro3.99Another meter with good reviews
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Pocket Light Meterfree, upgrade to avoid adsReflective light meter. can use as spot meter or with a gray card.Can also purchase white bulb to create an incident meter with your iPhone ($30)
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Fast Camera4.99rapid fire photography, timelapse, timer
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Slow Shutterfreeslow shutter for blurinteresting...
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Timercamfreetimelapse, timer, and more for stills
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Timelapse Recorderfreesame
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Gorilla (Pro)free (Pro $)same as above
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645 Pro MK II free and for salestill photos: save in TIFF format. lots of filters and controls including aspect ratios, focus, white balance and exposure.Engel's favorite still photo app
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Pro HDR$0.99 pretty app for HDR work.Best for static shots and little or no motion within frame-can set three exposure boxes
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The Great Photo App2.99 plus upgradeinstructional for those who don't know photographywonderful!
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hipstamatic & retro camerafreetwo different apps - camera & lens options to imitate medium format plastic cameras (like holgas & diana cams)
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vintiquefreevintage camera effects
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Pixlromaticapp - post touch ups and effects
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Enlightfree +Photo mixer and blending tool
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Adobe Photoshop Expressfreea simple version of photoshop, mixed reviews
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Camerabag 2 HD3.99LooksThere is a free app as well
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HDR Pro X1.99HDR photographytakes three photos; but can't have too much motion within the frame
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ManualManual controls: ISO and Shutter Speed
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Postproduction - Video
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Movie Looks HD1.99add various filters or “looks” to films
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iMovie3.99Editing program
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Splicefree from GoProEditing program
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AdobeClipfreeEditing
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GoPro QuickfreeEditing
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VideolusciousfreeEditing and Reporting
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Cameofreeshort clips edited and posted
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Youtube Capturefreeediting
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Periscopefreestreaming
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Facebook Livefreestreaming
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Instagramfreeshort clip for social media and photos, of courseContrast, color and exposure controls really good now
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Hokusai Audio Editorfreeedit sound with this program
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HARDWARE
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Lenses
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Mcamlite$180 basic set up is aluminum body, simple mic & wide/macro lens (more options are available)
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photojojo lensesvarious: 20 - 30 eachmagnetic ring lenses for smartphones. Options include macro, wide, polarizer, telephoto, fish eye
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Action Life Media~$100metal case, wide angle/macro lenshttp://www.actionlifemedia.com
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iPro lensvarious: 100-250various lenses ranging from fisheye to telephoto. modular
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Smart Phocus (Bridge Optix)100+samehttp://www.bridgeoptix.com/smart-phocus-is-now-bridge-optix/
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CamKix$79 (often on sale for $36)
Lens/Tripod combo sethttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQUCPFC/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Moment Lenses$80 permommentlens.co- newsecond best
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Exolens (Zeiss)$100best I've seen
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Olloclip lensesolloclip.com
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Beast Griptripod rig/lens adapters (including dslr adapter)https://beastgrip.com/
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RetiCAM$40Tripod mount and pistol gripreticam.com
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Microphones
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actionlifemedia.comrange: $30 - 230variety of compact mic options
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Rode shotgun< $100good mic for natural sounddirectional mics
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Sennheiser MKE 400 shotgun mic$250 sameconsider wind screen for exterior soundCan find at Pro-sound.com; 30 plus year relationship with Engel
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Lav micbest for formal conversations
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Azden EX-503 Pro$26 lavalier mics, or "clip-ons," interview
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Rode, Sony$30-75lavs
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Countryman B6/Lectrosonics$325/$2000lavs - higher quality, easier to hide mic
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Lights
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Pocket Reflector15small reflector, good for interviews. Available through photojojo.com
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LED'svariouseye light, battery operated: good for removing deep eye shadows from overhead lights, typical of officeswhite balance can be an issuehttp://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6
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$50 and upolloclip.com
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Tripods
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Gorilla Joby20 - 35twisty legs, small light w/ dimmer
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Aduro Smart Phone Tripod25 - 40 (sometimes good deals can be found for under 20)grip to hold smart phones, wireless bluetooth remote for shootinghttp://www.amazon.com/Aduro-Universal-Wireless-Bluetooth-Shutter/dp/B00NO3SK6Q
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various mini or table top tripodsstabilize camera
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SYNCstabilize camera for handheld worksyncfuture.com
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Sound playback
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Jambox or others20-200improves playback audio and good to use while editing
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in-ear phones40-400don't use noise-cancelling in-ear or regular headphones; Engel uses Etymoticsbuds don't work too well
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External Power
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Anker Various, depending on amphoursAnker 2nd Gen Astro2 9000mAh - about $37http://www.ianker.com/
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Links/URLs
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photojojo.comLots of cool accesories!
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ttp://www.filmicpro.com/gear/
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actionlifemedia.com
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