Shot Designer

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About this app

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 the Hollywood Camera Work cloud at no extra cost.


• CAMERA DIAGRAM - Shot Designer dramatically speeds up the Director's process of making camera diagrams. Create full-blown diagrams in minutes. 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 Hollywood Camera Work training.

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.
Updated on
Apr 30, 2023

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No data shared with third parties
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Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

1.52K reviews
A Google user
November 27, 2019
Hasn't been updated in almost 2 years now, interface is terrible and it shows. I couldn't even sign up for an account because the app stays in landscape with no rescaling. Got my refund after 5 minutes of using the pro version. Maybe I'll give it another try if the app interface, at the very least, can rescale.
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Dipper Copper
February 16, 2022
Wasted Potential 😕. You can't save, share or export your edits (Scenes), unless you buy the Pro Version and it's not cheap. If it weren't for this, it could have been the best or the most useful app for floorplanning. I love the features and functions from the app, but it's hard for me to give 5 stars to the app and sweap the faults under the carpet.
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E. James Merl
October 7, 2023
Doesn't work. I paid for the pro version and it doesn't allow me to register or sign in. I tried Uninstaller it and redownloading it and only get a blank screen. Tried using on laptop and only can use the free version, won't let me sign in there either.
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