years of late-night brainstorming, so many amazing experiences of sharing ideas across the world, and countless hours of refining, has brought us all to this one very exciting point: the launch of stillmotion's app, SMAPP.
SMAPP was designed to not only make the filmmaking process easier, but also to help the filmmaker really understand the decisions they are making. learning this craft can be intimidating and there are so many tools that we often don't even realize we have, or we don't fully understand how to best use to tell our story effectively. SMAPP was created to make all of filmmaking more approachable and to empower the filmmaker to tell relevant and meaningful stories, their stories, with more confidence than ever before.
SMAPP is a tool for filmmakers created by a team of artists that are filmmakers, photographers, designers, and educators. it features tutorials, filmmaking tools, reviews, and more.
every Tuesday we'll feature a weekly SMAPP update right on stillmotionblog.com. check back this coming Tuesday for an overview of all of the features you can expect to find in SMAPP, when it launches this April :)
to celebrate SMAPP, we have some brand new tutorials we'll be sharing in the coming weeks. the first one we'd like to share is: // 10 tools that will save your life (on a film shoot, that is).
visit meetsmapp.com/ to sign up to be the first to know when SMAPP hits The App Store.
thanks to all of our amazing sponsors that have made this trip possible and that have brought this tutorial to you. we have plenty more to come.
first and foremost, thanks to canon live learning for making all of this possible (the bus and all). thanks to manfrotto for being so kind in providing 16 monopods plus tons more gear. thanks to cinevate for the shoulder rigs and atlas camera sliders. thanks to zacuto for the z-finders and DSLR rig. thanks to tiffen/lowel/steadicam for all of their lighting and stabilization support.
we setup for our first workshop tonight and it almost resembled the show floor of BH at times.
let us know what you think. we are happy to answer any questions and we look forward to hitting the road and shooting our next tutorial in chicago.
here it is, a long journey that began with a crazy proposal to Canon well over 8 months ago, culminating in a almost a month living on a bus, touring the country, and meeting some amazing people along the way. our last tutorial is an introduction to stabilizers for EOS cameras. it covers our hands down favorite too, the monopod (answering the most commonly asked question and some tips and tricks), our take on sliders (the atlas LTS 30 by cinevate featured here), as well as a breakdown on stabilizers (featuring the steadicam merlin). i hope you enjoyed the series of tutorials, stay tuned for what's in store in 2011.
for those of you in the paris area, come and see us on the 14th for an all day seminar on storytelling in both photo and cinema. more info on our education blog stillmotionblog.com/author/education