Filmmakers! Get yourself some handy apps

An advantage of being a filmmaker in 2016 is that there are some handy tools that can travel with you on your mobile phone and make your work a little bit easier. These are some of our favourites:

Shot Lister (for iPhone, Android, Windows - £10.49)

A tool used by professionals, this enables you to prepare your shot list digitally, share it easily and change it in real time, responding to changes on set. Another filmmaking software from this developer you wouldn't want to miss is Script Speaker which converts scripts to mp3 files so filmmakers can listen to their script anytime, anywhere, on any smart device. Along with Shot Lister, it's a great time saver.

Albert (for iPhone – Free) 

It’s difficult to keep up to date on getting yourself paid when you’re on the move filming. This free, easy-to-use app will get your invoices produced in a few clicks of your phone, meaning you don’t ever have to worry about payment again.

Artemis (for iPhone, iPad, Android - £29.99)

Artemis Director's Viewfinder is an app used prolifically by filmmakers as it can reproduce camera, aspect ratio and lens combinations from the comfort of your phone. It enables you to block filming and make storyboards while you are out and about.

Sun Surveyor (for iPhone, iPad, Android - £7.99)

The perfect app if you are shooting in natural light – this app predicts the location of the sun and can be hugely helpful when you are scouting for locations and planning.


Wattpad (iPhone, iPad, Android – Free)

Wattpad is the online reading platform for readers and writers. An ideal place to seek out stories when you’re in need of some inspiration.

Lucy Watson