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Shotlister - The way to plan, schedule and check your shoot on your iPad or iPhone

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When software bills itself as 'The only truly professional shot listing app' it's worth a look to see if it lives up to the hype. Shotlister runs on your iOS device of choice and it's also half price at $9.99 for a week.

The new Shotlister app will help you plan, schedule and check you're getting through your day on target by providing a constantly updating shotlist. Again, it's another application that's hard to describe in a sentence, but easy to understand by watching a video.

We also liked the authors request for PR: "We’re counting on viral marketing to get the word out (we already spent all our money :) so please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested and ask them to forward it on to others. The app is for directors, producers, production managers, ADs. And if you actually buy the app, please consider reviewing and rating it if you like it. It’s a bit of extra work but really helps us get noticed."

So if you know of anybody who might benefit from using the app, please point them to this article.

If you regularly have to schedule shoots and break the day down into times for individual setups or shots then Shotlister looks like it will save a lot of time and therefore money. We think the authors have missed a trick though and we would hope that the next version would allow some integration of the shoot metadata into post production applications. Take a look at Sony's XMPilot or QRSlate, they offer more than just organising a list of shots and keeping on time. As we rely more and more on metadata to organise our rushes, some integration is almost essential to cut the time spent collating with keywords or getting media into bins.

Many thanks to Alec for the tip.


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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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