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Shot Designer

Posted by Hollywood Camera Work LLC in Media & Video | Oct. 28, 2015 | 62 Comments

Apk file size: 32.0 MB

Shot Designer is a ground-breaking tool for Directors and DPs that creates Animated Camera Diagrams, with integrated Shot List, Storyboards, Professional Director's Viewfinder, and Sync & Team Sharing via Dropbox.


"A great App for Directors and DP's alike! Lightning fast shot designs. Don't be without it on the set." -- John Badham, Director, Saturday Night Fever, WarGames

"Excellent tool for planning my scenes fast!" -- Clint Reagan, Previz Supervisor, Hunger Games, Prometheus, Knight & Day, GI Joe


• CAMERA DIAGRAM - Shot Designer dramatically speeds up the Director's process of making camera diagrams. Create full-blown diagrams in seconds. The software does most of the work.
• ANIMATION - Animate your characters and cameras to move around your diagram in real-time. Previsualize the rhythm of a scene by seeing it play out.
• SHOT LIST - The integrated Shot List is tied into the diagram and writes itself while you work. Edit shots intuitively in the diagram, not in a confusing spreadsheet.
• DIRECTOR'S VIEWFINDER / STORYBOARDS - Bring in lens-accurate camera angles via the integrated Director's Viewfinder or Storyboard Import.
• MAC/PC DESKTOP VERSION - An identical Mac/PC Desktop Version is included with the Pro Version (in-app upgrade).
• SYNC & TEAM SHARING VIA DROPBOX - Sync your scenes across all your devices. Share scene folders with teams. Control who owns which scene. (Pro Feature)

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Shot Designer was developed by Per Holmes, the creator of the renowned Hollywood Camera Work training, and has been beta-tested on major TV and Film productions.

Shot Designer is based on the realization that neither Camera Diagrams, Shot Lists, or Storyboards by themselves give you a satisfying understanding of camera-blocking -- you have to use them *together*.

Shot Designer is FAST. The app knows how Directing works and automatically does most of the work for you. Cameras rearrange themselves when you move characters. Animate characters and cameras with simple Walk To and Track To commands. Create sophisticated tracking shots with multiple marks. Shot Designer is fast enough that you can rearrange the diagram with actors waiting.


• Integrated Set Designer for building floor plans.
• Integrated Lighting Designer for DPs, with lighting symbols provided by Ari Golan of Atomic Imaging Studios Chicago.
• Import production drawings as backgrounds and block on top of them.
• Factory Templates of pre-made camera setups for any situation.
• Make your own templates as starting points for new scenes.
• Large and growing prop/furniture library. Email us requests, we'll build them.
• Scene Freeze: Experiment easily by taking snapshots you can return to (Pro).
• PDF/JPG/Excel export and emailing of Camera Diagrams and Shot Lists (Pro).
• Unlimited Folder Structure for organizing scenes (Pro).

The Free Version of Shot Designer is full-featured except for Save and Export. Your current scene is always saved, and you can be fully productive working on one scene at a time. The Pro Version (in-app upgrade) adds File Management, identical Mac/PC Desktop Version, PDF/JPG/Excel Export, Scene Freeze and more.


* To the user accusing Shot Designer of somehow being spyware, the camera permission is used for the Director's Viewfinder. Please view the tutorial.

* Force-close comment: We launched 1.0 two days before your comment and have already resolved these issues. It's inevitable some new bugs will be found once you release to the public.

Whats new

    NEW FEATURE: Scroll-wheel support in dialogs on desktop.
    NEW FEATURE: Safe Sync option in Sync Approval dialog that only copies and doesn't delete files.
    BUG: Crash on iOS fixed.
    BUG: Renaming a file to same name with different capitalization would crash.

Hollywood Camera Work LLC part of our Media & Video and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Oct. 28, 2015. Google play rating is 87.652. Current verison is 1.42. Actual size 32.0 MB.

Download shot-designer.apk 32.0 MB


Jasper Roan

Just awesome I'll give this 5 stars when I better understand it. For now there are still something's I'm trying to figure out about it. But for now I can say it's brilliant. I have that freedom to play around with a shot before I've set up. Storyboards are a breeze. As are shot lists. About to start production and I can not stop using this app to block the scene! Its worth it. Time saver with tons of help and support.

James Te Whau

Great app(Free Version) Grt for my exp lvl (Adult student- screen and media). This has so much potential to becoming a fully fledge post/production app. (#sometimes, if I focus real hard, brilliant things appear in front me).

Colt Morton

Great application but Sometimes I just have to make a single lighting plan for a DP that is filling in for a day. seems there is no way to label the camera settings to the camera icon ... Kind of annoying. Also can't figure out for the life of me how to make arrows. I need to make labels for each light informing the DP which light is what but for some reason the labels float above the light rather than linking to it with some sort of indicator such as a line. otherwise it's a great app!

Jacob Lindsey

Great app ( take the time to learn!!!) Perfect app for what I was looking for. I bought the full version and it was money well spent. My only concern was that if you have a lot of shots in your scene with a lot of motion with actors and cameras then the PDF that gets emailed to you can be complicated to look at. Is there a way to have the diagram for each individual shot emailed? I've been taking screen shots of each number in the timeline.

James Burton

Looks pretty good. Unfortunately, you have to get the full version to even just save a scene. Will probably uninstall.

Mario Lee

I use this for every shoot I have I love it

Derick Joe

Invaluable tool This app is with the price. It let's you to visually show your camera placement, blocking, and lighting setups. Is super easy to use and love that you don't have to pay extra for the desktop version. Your saved scene sync up through Dropbox so you can work seamlessly between tablet and desktop. Both work and feel the same way unlike many apps where the desktop version is an afterthought. The video tutorials provided help you start using the app immediately. Recommend for any director or cinematographer.

Bruce M. Foster

Isn't it theft? When someone takes your money but doesn't' deliver? Well, I certainly think so. Well, unless the service is an error report and no follow up after four days. Not a service I would pay for. Being ignored is free. I get that a lot. Usually when asking why the service is crap.

Leopold Naessens

Love it! I used the free version on several low budget shoot. Recomended it to a designer studio manager. I am now about to get the pro version for a fashion shoot as work is bit more delicate. I had it on sgs and sgm4. When faced problems with sg note 10.1 customer service were brillant and sort me out in a few hours... inf you think app it s pricee if you think set up managment it s a bargain. Even my runners get everything i think

Tb Visuals

Love it If you understand the Hollywood camera work way of directing, you will love this software it just improves your workflow and quality.

Nate Porter

Good idea not the best execution It is a good app and very useful, but if you add too much to a scene it begins to slow down to the point where it crashes

Lauryn Page

So far so good This is everything I need with being a first time producer. I like that I'm able to use my tablet or PC.

John Thornton

FANTASTIC Absolutely love this app.The desktop component and Dropbox sync are great and makes using the app very easy. I made this a requirement for my film students.

Alex Foster

Great on the go app This app works just as good if not better than many story software available.

David Smith

GET IT! Hands down, one of the best apps for film/video. Get the PRO version! Seriously, get it.

Lochlan Broughton

An essential tool for creating floor plans and shot lists.

Paul Powers

Saves time &money Helps you block out your actors and camera movement. Easy to use. Helps you communicate with your crew and cast. Excellent tool.

rez anwar

Easy use application I love it is simple and useful so much ...

Matthew T. Price

Amazingly Useful App Does everything it claims to. You have no excuse not to try it. Only one complaint: no stair or elevator set pieces. What's up with that?

Omar Manjouneh

Almost perfect I just hope if it could support Arabic

harsh kattimani

Amazing! Thank you for developing free n necessary app.

rohit talekar

Awesome Makes my job of communicating the floor plan to the team a whole lot easier.

DotTwoTwoThree Stampede

Superb It's fantastic. What's next GUYS

R.E Gibson

I would have given it 5 stars cuz I really really love the program. But since my upgrade my purchased pro key has been removed and today is my deadline for turning the floor pan shot list and script. Although it was resent to me Google play will not allow me to input it. Once I am able I Will change my rating.

Emilio Mejia

Great help Together with the desktop app, it's a great way to plan a shoot. Definitely looks better than my hand drawings.

George Thomas Buttle

Nice tool A jib feature (pivot arm) would be good.

David Brandt

Awesome! This app is amazing. For most of my shoots I run with a small crew so having this is like having another member on the team. Timing and planning of each shot has been so much easier. I highly recommend this app for every film maker! Keep It. @keepitfilms

Jordan Littleton

Great app. Great support. I had a problem with my phone recognizing that I had purchased the pro features, and customer support had it fixed in about an hour. The app is worth every penny. Or Schilling. Or pence. Or bit? Ruble? Yen? Lira?

Tij Mustafa

HTC I don't understand, if you haven't got pro you can barely do anything with it. Unfortunate disappointment.

Denair Isaac

I love it I love it. Wish it have more fixtures. Use it on my Galaxy Note 3, but it makes me want to buy a tablet

Paul Simmonds

Spend an hour with it with a project in mind. I'd tried the free version a few times, and couldn't really get around the set creation with my thumbs however; I tried a stylus and this app became incredibly powerful incredibly quickly allowing me to map out all the shots for a TV show in a few hours.

Monnie Windsor Iv

Pretty good but its missing some things

Vu Nguyen

Cool app! I finally figured out... and this app rocks!

Ersa Rachmawan

Nice app Easy to use and useful app

Noel Occomy

Love it !!! This is fantastic, I'm preping as DP on a tv series. Seeing the crew set up while going through the script is invaluable.

Pasha Savchuk

all you need to think up a scene

Андрей Яковлев

Corrupted graphics:( Shows corrupted graphics on my galaxy tab 3 - black squares instead of menu items and objects makes it impossible to use:( otherwise - great application!

Tony Picciotti

Directors best friend Just what you need, not stuff that gets inthe way,

gimme gimme

Its for professionals but its expensive for a mobile app. Dont bother with the free version like I did, you cant save your work. Its good for camera blocking, yet I prefer Celtx

Muhammad Yahya Cheema

Best app for story boarding and blocking Totally worth the money! I just wish they could add some dedicated features for the theatre as well... Would be helpful for the theatre directors.

Jamie Honce

Image inverted with photos Please update for Google's new camera API. The image is inverted on my Nexus 5x when taking photos of checks.

Matthew Gorman

Love this app.

Lee Curt

Let us see! I can understand your marketing this for the price you have, but for the purpose of proving stability in program; you need to offer holding one saved work. Let us see if it works when we get back to work on it. The $ 19.00 is a lot for a mobile app. Personally; I've been burned to often.

G Curtis Wilson

Really Amazing I love this app. 5 stars. The free version is a good introduction but if your serious, the paid version is well worth it. It really is quick, and after learning the in's and outs it is intuitive. They really have thought of almost everything. The desktop version ( I have a Mac Pro) is just as good. I hope they continue to develop it, like adding more props (hint: like Celtix props) and maybe a way to tie it into the pages of your script. Nevertheless, well done! I hope their support is just as good!

Alekson Lacerda Dall'Armellina

It doesn't work. I bought it with my iPhone and it stopped working few minutes later. I sent a message and they answered that the problem could take a week to be solved. I had taken pictures on the set so I downloaded the app to samsun S3. They sent me a code to be placed in somewhere in the app that doesn't exist in the app version for Samsung S3. So I have spent time trying to solve this problem but it still unsolved. So I highly not recommend you to pay for it until it works for free on your device.

Jacob Kiesling

Great app so far I just really wish it would save everything online though. Going back and forth between my phone and desktop with emails gets a little annoying. Other than that, nothing worth complaing about. Very helpful when making sure the dp and director are on the same page.

George Burton

Excellent It really help me outline my production needs.

sharath ksd

Awesome but I cant save my scenes idon,t know why?????

Rhituraj Dutta

Very Useful One of the best Android app for filmmakers.

Teancum Horning

Pretty sweat Thus far, I'm impressed. I haven't used it for an actual production but I think it'll be fun when I do.

Artem Aleksashenko

Great app, use it all the time!

Matthew Williamson

Outstanding! Having watched the 6-DVD Master course from HCW, this is the perfect companion! Any filmmaker should own the materials offered by HCW, this app and the DVD set!!!

Amir Shehata

Great program Very useful on set. Only suggestion is to have better integration with a script even in pdf format

shrey sangani

wow greast AMAZINg APP

Roderick Gee

Great app Love this app especially when I'm brainstorming shots and scenes.

Amr Salman

Really great Best app ever in that

Joe Frechette

Useless Can't save unless you pay. Why is there even a free version?

Thomas Simon

A game changer Such a great app, makes communicating with crew and Directors so much easier, the interface is very easy to use and instinctive. A few more props would be good but its no big deal.

Sourav clan

this app should get 4.9 star. but only one prb makes it so bad. no one work only one scene in 1 day. we did all shot division in 1 time, its not like that, one done thene I handed another work. when the director says what's the plan for nxt scene? what should i say " give me some time, i m working on it on the spot?... plz slove it as soon u can. its a very usefull for us. Thanks

Teodor Kutzarov

Easy to love ! Support couple of languages. Waiting for more apps by this company.

Shot Design App Means Cinematography! Cinematography is Awesome! Too Bad I Can't Go Back and See How Good My Work Was Shot Designer makes me feel like a director of photography which is something I like. It feels fun to place the cameras and get good angles of the action. In this app, you can move the characters, place props, and design the set. That's more than what I asked. This could've been a great app but of course they have to blow it by not allowing the most important thing: saving. Paying a fortune for 'Pro Edition' is unacceptable. At least a five slot save and I'll be happy. In fact exchange the props for save.

Tony Sanchez

Brilliant One of the most useful app around for Directors, DPs, Gaffers and everyone in between. A 1st AC pulled this out on prep days and I was sold. Been trying the free version for a few days now and just about to get the Pro vers. Hyper intuitive and very easy to layout a shot/scene. The shot list is also really handy and upgrading to the Pro version let's you export layouts and shot lists in jpg, PDF and worksheet formats. Nice one...

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