Our dear old friend and fellow After Effects pioneer, Taz Goldstein, just dropped us an email about a new site he’s launched as a side project: Hand Held Hollywood, aimed at iPhone users in the industry who are looking to get the most out of their new toy. Here’s the “About” description from the site:
Film and video makers love gadgets. We flock to any new technology that demonstrates the slightest potential to help us conceptualize, visualize and digitize our creative visions. So why have we neglected that touch-screen powerhouse already in our pocket? Hand Held Hollywood is here to change that. ????
HHH explores how Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone (and iPod Touch) can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production. This is a destination for those wishing to discus and discover the latest techniques and technology. It’s a place where every gadget obsessed writer, producer, director, cinematographer, composer, editor, actor, and otherwise can call home.??
As manufacturers continue to create more powerful hand held devices, HHH will broaden its scope to include them. But until there are viable alternatives, the iPhone has our full attention.
By the way, the FreshDV crew up here on PVC also recently posted a good article on useful iPhone apps for videographers – check it out as well.