ShotList- Movie Shoot Planning 4+

Plan and track, shot by shot

Peter Johnson

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 188 Ratings
    • $9.99



Break down your script by location, cast and time of day to plan the shoot. Track progress on the day, and let cast and crew know immediately if things have to change.

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.

What’s New

Version 13.1

Can now also export and import project information from .xlsx spreadsheet files (in addition to .xls). 

You will be asked to choose your preference when you first export, and can change this later in Settings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

Steven Dempsey ,

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.

Duceirae ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback, I will note your suggestions for consideration in future updates. ( I may be able to provide a notes section for each character, and a link to your contacts to call them if needed, on the page where you presently enter a character name?) At present you can include additional crew or props on the cast list for a scene, if needed, using CAPS to make it easy to spot which is which, and omitting anything needed in every scene to keep things simple. (Perhaps the page I mentioned above could include a switch to select cast, crew or props, so each type could appear in different colours throughout the app?)

Mobile design is always a tradeoff between simplicity, to keep the app usable on mobile devices, and flexibility, to cover the widest range of user needs. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what to include, and where to put things.

Please feel free to email me through the support email in the app if you would like to discuss more.

DJ CocoFlip ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your lovely comments. I'm so glad to hear that the app is helpful to you.

Suggestions are always very welcome, but I'm not sure that the ability to superimpose heads would be widely used (and it would have a few issues, like controlling who's head was used on which figure in each shot - it couldn't be completely automatic)

These graphics are intended as placeholders for those who didn't need/want to create more detailed storyboards, to help visually differentiate scenes. The app does allow you to insert any image you like as a storyboard, which could be drawn and photographed or created in an art package on iOS or desktop that best suits a wide range of needs (in addition to storyboards, the feature can be used for location shots, costume ideas, or continuity photos) You could create a library of different shot types with character photos for heads, and then use them to represent specific shots in the app if you wished.

In the past I have considered expanding the app to include a simple tool to (say) position representative stick figures to create storyboards, but it could never compete with a dedicated art app for flexibility and features, which is why I chose the most flexible solution.

Cheers, and thanks again for the feedback.

App Privacy

The developer, Peter Johnson, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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