ShotList- Movie Shoot Planning

ShotList brings an editable production stripboard to your mobile device to help plan every scene of your shoot. It also tracks your progress on the day, shot-by-shot.Developed in co-operation with an

Developer Peter Johnson
Category Photo & Video
Filesize 30.91 MB
Lastest version 12.2
Update 8/4/2022
Price 9.99
Age 4+
162 reviews
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ShotList brings an editable production stripboard to your mobile device to help plan every scene of your shoot. It also tracks your progress on the day, shot-by-shot.
Developed in co-operation with an award-winning video production company, ShotList is an essential tool for anyone putting together a scripted movie or video shoot.
Store the details, locations and notes for every scene and shot in an easily-viewable form. Break down a script and plan out a multi-day shoot in advance – the app will always be with you whenever you need to make an urgent change, and makes it simple to keep your team updated.
“A top-notch organizational app for filmmakers.”-
“Don’t let the simple interface give you the wrong idea. ShotList includes just about any feature you would need”-
“A wonderful alternative to an overflowing binder.” This_And_That, US
“A great way to organize your shoot and keep your crew on the same page” Carol Radford, US
• Add, edit, delete or re-order scenes across multiple shooting days, right on your mobile device.
• Never miss a vital scene or shot, by tracking progress as you go.
• Keep notes for each scene, including links for instant dial of critical phone numbers and web addresses (such as location contacts, weather reports, or tide timetables).
• Plan shots for each scene, with storyboards, notes, shot type, angle, movement, camera and status.
• Load storyboards and other images from Photos, iCloud or other sources, or take photos for each scene with the onboard camera.
• Keep your team informed by emailing a detailed PDF or oneline schedule to the group, directly from the app.
• Use Dropbox to backup your project, or exchange updates with other ShotList users on your team.
• Print updates directly from the app (*requires AirPrint-compatible printer.)
To learn tips and tricks to get the most from this app, please view the User Guide at
The development of ShotList was part-financed by Northern Film & Media.

Fix for a Dark Mode issue


Overall Rating: Recommend App

Steven Dempsey18/3/2019
Great for planning travel videos

Although this maybe overkill for my modest needs, I found it invaluable for staying organized during a couple of days of shooting travel footage in Paris. It can be so easy to overlook key shots on a hectic schedule but I was able to include screenshots of maps and reference images and then reorganize everything according to location. It even helped me to previsualize my final edit. The app itself feels mature and robust. A lot of thought has obviously gone into it. Highly recommended for a wide variety of video/film shoots.

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Over all Great app but could use a few features.

Over all I really like this app and its simplistic nature, but could use a few extra features like a gear and prop list to be used in scenes. Also a more in depth cast section. With things like contact info etc. maybe even some more character options like a bio, and a place to put down what drives a character. I know this is just a shot list app but could be helpful as an option. And really could use a Crew Section for scenes too. So you can mark who should be there etc. and one last thing is Time slots for shots..that would be very helpful.. Hopefully the App Creators will see this.

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DJ CocoFlip1/5/2019
Thank you developers for this amazing app!

THANK YOU for this app. I had my first major filming last month and it kept everything organized. One request: is it possible to link projects? For example, I have the project that’s by scene order. To make scheduling the crew better, I duplicated the project and arranged the schedule by cast members. Now, when I mark that a scene has been shot, it would be very beneficial if both files reflected the mark. Or if I altered a shot in one of the scenes, both files show that altered shot? I hope I’m making sense here. It’s nice to have a project in scene order AND a scheduling order at the same time. But seriously, thank you for this app. It really helped me organize and make sure every shot was done in a very tight deadline. During the shooting day, things can get very hectic and this app made sure I didn’t forget anything.

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Useful and fast

This software keeps you organized when planning and executing shots. I use it even to “think out loud” how I would film something. I like it better than most other phone based tools because it’s easy and fast to use (it even includes shot mock ups) without compromising the essentials – you can print and email your work for collaboration. Awesome!

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ECovey Designs2/4/2018
Awesome awesome awesome!!!

This software am only giving four stars… And it’s mainly on my in a why it’s far four stars. The more I use this software the more I realize that it has a lot of features and a lot to offer. I’m glad that I’m tech savvy enough and able to find a lot of the stuff, but I wish that they were to tutorials on the software. I was able to create a ShotList and a storyboard within two days of using the software! I highly recommend it to all!

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Spook show ent9/2/2022
Love it

I have been using ShotList for several years now and absolutely love it. It is a huge help scheduling my shoots. I only wish that they also had it available as computer software instead of just apple ipad / iPhone apps. I would gladly pay a monthly fee for such an option.

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Great App

This app is awesome! I am a professional filmmaker and I use it for all my projects. It is super easy to create shots, edit them, and reorganise. As someone who storyboards on actual paper (luddite, huh?) the import photo from camera is also useful. This is a great app, recommend to all!

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Love the app. Any plans for iCloud syncing?

Really enjoying the app. Keeps me organized on my projects, scouting and shoot days. Just curious if any future updates will include iCloud syncing? Would love to make edits on my iPad that I can also make adjustments from my phone and or Mac. Thanks!

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Fred Smother2/1/2020
Ease of use a huge plus

We all have too many things to do, much less learn a new program. We’re an agency in Houston Texas and been using this app since 2012. It works and is fast and that’s what we’re looking for.

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Great surprising find

I stumbled across this app and thought I try it as we wanted to transition from a word doc and something more structured. Had it for two weeks and it’s great, deep enough for great organization and creativity but not overwhelming to learn.

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If you are a film maker you need this! I never buy apps but this one was so worth it

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Nj film guy16/8/2018
Great App For Films

I have used this app on a bunch of projects and highly recommend it!

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Love it. I would give it five stars if the storyboard gave me he option of sketching my scene. It only lets you take a pic or choose an image from the library for right now.

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Great app

Love the app. Takes a while to wrap your mind around the way it works, but once you do, it’s very useful. Would recommend this for anyone producing vlogs, movies, commercials and more.

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Adding images to story boards

Anybody else app crashes when trying to add a picture ?????

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Absolutely epic – great for the novice

Started making review videos because I was trying to film the stupid SRAM rear derailleur on my new mountain bike, and then ran into issues with a cheap action camera compared to a GoPro I just got at the same time. Then it became a review video of those, then a DJI Osmo Mobile, and now other stuff. Point is, I’m a software engineer and a musician with no idea how to arrange thoughts outside of notes. I just wanted something I could pictures with and have stock, simple images to arrange shots and bundle scenes for various locations. This does that. And if you have zero idea how to number your scenes or think the example looks great but can’t figure out the shorthand terminology, don’t worry: it guides you. Seriously. Just make a new one, and then touch each entry and you’ll be able to scroll for selections. Those cool stock pictures are also available once you select a framing for the shot. And you can add doodles for the storyboard too. The only things I’ve had to really think about was scene and camera numbering. It will build a usable collection of entries for your slate automatically if you like once you enter basic stuff from what was scrolled. I tend to think of cameras by make and model (years of experience with more specific information needed in other professions) so keeping them mapped to numbers is something I was getting used to already. Much easier to get information out of the you had rolling around in your head to others and be consistent. Big help with media management using the generated naming convention.

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Works great for me

I downloaded this app after the last update (on February 28), and it appears that the problems that others were noting have been fixed. I have experienced no crashes, or lost data. In fact, I have to say, I really like this app. It is obvious that the developer has put a lot of thought and effort into it, and he seems genuinely interested in dealing with users’ issues. When I e-mailed him with a small issue I was having, he responded immediately. I sent him a screen shot of the problem, he identified the cause, and assured me that it would be fixed in the next update. Best customer service experience I have had to date with any app! Don’t let the other reviews discourage you — this is a good app!

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Frank Slow Films5/2/2020
Garbage I want a refund!

Unintuitive and confusing . I can’t get anything to work

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Not as bad as reviewed

This is probably only my 2/3 review of an app, but really wanted to show my support for an app that has so much potential that I’m hoping this encourages the developers. I just used this today on one of my first shoots and while it may be too “simple” for some users and without enough features it was absolutely great for me. Just enough to reference with my script on set an check off or reorder shots as needed! I even used to iPad camera to snap a few angles of what I thought we needed. I did crash a few times in the pre-pro stage when I was inputting some scene numbers but with the new more frequent autosave it wasn’t enough to make me refuse to use the app. It was only really happening when picking scene numbers or locations. No crashes occurred during the shoot when checking off shots as done or rearranging order. I say give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised like I was. I definitely plan on using this app again.

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Almost amazing

This is a really impressive app that I suspect will become amazing in one or two more updates. As others have mentioned, there are some really weird inefficiencies in the user interface. It took me several minutes to figure out how to add a new shot, the button that means “ok take me to the next field” isn’t consistently and conveniently located, little things like that. But the big update that I hope is coming would be the ability to sketch a shot using your iPad instead of taking, organizing, and linking images from your iPad library. Add the basic functionality of DrawSomething to this app for creating storyboards on the go, and this becomes a five star app even with those other quirks.

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How to delete ShotList- Movie Shoot Planning

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  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. Tap Remove App.
  3. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.

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  1. Tap the Remove icon in the top left-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.
  3. Tap Done.

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