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It's quite likely that you have worked with colleagues who have questionable camera skills, and you may even fall short of being George Lucas yourself. Cropped heads, wrongly framed subjects, wobbly hands the amount of badly-shot video I've seen in my time astounds me.

A new app called Directr makes it easy for the would-be filmmaker, by providing tutorials on how best to shoot and frame scenes, plus features such as storyboards, ready-made soundtracks, captions, and more.

I’m known in the office as a bit of a Christopher Nolan character (i.e. I don’t make bad films). Armed with this app, it looks as though my colleagues will soon be competing for my directr’s chair.


Darren Till
Research Consultant, Discovery

This article was first published in InBrief magazine, April 2015
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