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SXSW Film 2015

Mobile Moviemaking with iPad and The Padcaster

With mobile devices becoming ubiquitous, anyone can create hi-quality videos. This presents an opportunity for moviemakers everywhere to create content affordably by harnessing the power of inexpensive mobile devices.

Filmmaker Josh Apter invented a device to do just that. The Padcaster is a sturdy iPad frame with threaded holes to accommodate camera accessories, turning the consumer device into a professional all-in one production, editing and distribution tool – perfect for moviemaking, video journalism and livestreaming.

In this session, Apter will discuss best practices for mobile moviemaking livestreaming, drawing upon his experience with Padcaster.

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  1. How can someone create high quality content with a mobile device?
  2. What are the ten most common mistakes that people make when first starting out as mobile moviemakers
  3. What the heck is the Padcaster and how can it help me make better movies with my iPad
  4. What are the best practices for mobile production?
  5. Being that you can also edit, color correct, score, mix and even distribute your film from the iPad, what are the best post-production techniques for mobile production?



josh Apter, owner, The Padcaster, LLC

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  • Event: Film
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Tech
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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