Cinefex 12+

journal of cinematic illusions

Cinefex LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 577 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Carry the entire history of modern visual effects with you on your iPad.

For more than 40 years years, Cinefex took readers behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the visual magic behind many of the most popular and enduring movies of all time. The Cinefex iPad edition is an enhanced version of the print magazine.

Single back issues can be purchased directly through the Cinefex app. We invite you to download the app for free, and start enjoying your first iPad edition of Cinefex today.

SUBSCRIPTION OPTION: Enjoy an all-access subscription to our entire catalog of 172 issues for $27.99/yr, automatically renewed until canceled. Payment for all purchases will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of your purchase.

Every issue in the Classic Collection (1-126) has been digitally restored and image-enhanced, every article viewable in its original "print" format or in a new e-friendly format with customizable type, image galleries, bookmarking and other features. Best of all, the collection is fully searchable, making this an invaluable tool for researchers or effects artists — or anyone who wants to delve into our 30 years of unsurpassed visual effects coverage.

All issues in the modern collection (127-172) have been designed specifically for the iPad. Each issue contains all of the articles and ads appearing in our print edition, but includes nearly twice as many photographs, many of which are interactive, allowing readers to toggle back and forth between plates and comps and elements to see how visual effects shots come together. Whenever possible, we also incorporate video clips and breakdowns of effects shots and sequences.

After 40+ years of publications, we are sad to report that no new issues will be forthcoming, but the Cinefex iPad App will be maintained for the foreseeable future, thereby affording continued digital access to every past and present issue of the magazine.

SUBSCRIBERS’ AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged $27.99 within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.



What’s New

Version 2.3.2

Fixed image scaling problems in iPadOS 17

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

designK ,

So sad to hear you are closing shop

I’m an art director in the film and tv business and learned so much from this magazine...I first got it when only a youngster and dreamed of working with these legends...and some I have! So sorry you are needing to close shop...I do hope the iPad edition remains up and running...or that there is a way we can download our bought editions. When I gave to your fund for digitalization of all the early editions I gave towards that so I could have all the issues to browse thru ...and sold off my hard copies! So please find a way to keep the digital iPad version functioning!

Store.D ,

App didn’t work, not so much support, surprise taxes

Update: I bought an issue for $4.99 and got billed with extra taxes I wasn’t aware of, so it was $5.43. I don’t like that kind of surprise. I think I’ I’ll definitely never buy from cinefex ever again after my first isssue with the app.
I could not download any issue on iPadOS 15 for quite a while, I kept getting "caches folder permission denied" as error message. Contacted the app developper who eventually suggested me to pay the yearly subscription to access all their past issues even though I couldn’t even download the one I paid for; nor the free one! It seemed they did not even care or try to understand my problem. Didn’t heard from them after that. I was very disappointed as it was my first impression with Cinefex. It seems everything is fixed and in order now, let’s hope for cinefex and their readers that future OS updates won’t screw this app again as it is their only source of income/way to get those magazines.

Developer Response ,

Sorry about that. We're working on a fix now.

qwbtr123 ,

Good solution to a well known problem

Cinefex🎞 does not work on Laptops 💻 or desktops 🖥only IOS platforms and they need for a bigger screen has become very important . There have been a lot of comments about this. Airplay needs a Bluetooth or two ips running together and not everyone can get acesss to this setup when traveling on a tour and living in and out of hotel 🏨rooms. No worries just get a Apple Lighting to Digital AV adapter and connect it up to your favourite Screen ! My choice is a 60 OLED with 7.1 surround sound makes reading this magazine a scream 😱 and brings it back to Life !
Nuff Said!

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