Years later the iPhone and iPad, with browser, email, and apps, were called good for media consumption, but not for real work. Those days are gone, too, as the iPhone and iPad are good for creating media, too. Here’s an example.
Directing The Directr
As much as I love using my iPhone and iPad for music, movies, browsing, photos, and editing, it’s not likely to replace more complex tasks that are routine on my Mac.
That said, I’m experienced enough in the life cycle of computing products to know that things change.
Take Directr on the iPhone as an example. This free app comes with 150 free storyboards, or templates, which help you to create movies and watch movies.
This very productive app gets plenty of four and five star reviews from the App Store because it turns the labor of making a movie into fun.
The key to success is the numerous storyboard templates which make movie creation a simple step-by-step process.
Start with an idea, shoot video to match the storyboard, edit, share.
The secret is to simply follow the Directr path, one step at a time. Movies are saved as you work so you won’t lose any critical clips.
It looks inviting, doesn’t it?
Directr lets you create a movie, then embed the movie into a website or blog, or share online via Directr, Twitter, Mail, iMessage, or Facebook.
I don’t know of another iPhone movie making app that makes it so easy to create movies and watch movies and share movies (other than Google’s free YouTube app, though movie creation is a weak attribute).
What kinds of movies can Directr help you to create?
It’s a lengthy list. Holidays, gatherings, parties, children, school, vacations, any family occasion, but it doesn’t take much imagination to realize you can create movies for YouTube that could go viral and make you famous. Or, infamous.
while the latest version of Directr is better than the last, I don’t like the requirement to login to Facebook just to use it. Facebook fatigue is growing, and I don’t like apps that seem to expect it’s OK to share my personal information. It’s not.