There are two extremely useful iPhone applications for cinematographers out in the iTunes store developed by Chemical Wedding. Helios and Artemis (both Greek names) are essential for your production planning.
Artemis is a digital directors viewfinder for the iPhone. Designed with both cinematographers and directors in mind, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder, though much more accurately and much more conveniently.
Helios is an iPhone/iPod Touch application that graphically predicts the path of the sun from dusk to dawn, on any given day, in any given place. Designed as an aid to Cinematographers and Stills Photographers working in natural light, Helios is essential to anyone who needs to plan a day around the constantly changing character of sunlight. Gaffers, Grips, Location Managers, Production Designers and First Assistant Directors will already be aware of the value of this information. Other professionals, from Architects and Surveyors to Electricians and Landscape Gardeners can now predict sun exposure in the field, without the need for complex tables or graphs.
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