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Celtx Shots-Visualize your story and create multi-sequence storyboards, camera blocking, and lighting setups on the fly. (iOS)
Cinema Forms-A tool that allows you to create, manage, and share production worksheets and legal releases directly from your iPad. Create call sheets, break down sheets, talent releases, location release, and more. (iOS)
Shot Designer-Made for directors and DPs. Creates animated camera diagrams, with shot list, storyboards and director's viewfinder, and sync and team sharing for pro users. (iOS)
DSLR Filmmaker's Toolkit-A collection of 7 production tools: View Finder, Shot Log, Electronic Slate, Depth of Field Calculator, Time Lapse Calculator, Daylight Hours, and Spirit Level. (iOS)
FilmTouch-Imports PDF callsheets and crew lists into a private, searchable list of your jobs, companies and coworkers. (iOS)
MapAPic-Organizes all your shoot locations in a searchable database. (iOS)
Scripts Pro-Automatically generates industry standard screenplay formatting. (iOS)