Shotgun Review: Now Available on iPhone
We’re excited to announce our first iOS app, Shotgun Review. You can use it to browse project media, review notes, and give visual feedback--all from the palm of your hand.

Get it now for free.

Here’s what you can do with it:

- Browse media and playlists in all your projects
- Play back images and movies
- Give feedback with comments, annotated frames, or camera images
- See history on related versions and their notes

Designing for the iPhone was an interesting challenge that required us to focus on simplicity, speed, and usability. During the early design phase, we spent lots of time exploring different directions: Should we put tasks on the phone? Notes? Shots, assets, and other things you track? In testing the designs with users, it was clear that different people wanted to do different things with Shotgun on their phones:

- Supervisors wanted to stay in the loop on work in progress and give artists feedback
- Artists wanted to see their tasks and stay up to date on activity happening around them
- Producers wanted to see status reports showing the progress of all of the work

Instead of cramming all of the possible uses into one app, we set our sights on developing one focused app that would be awesome for a particular group and set of tasks. Of all the people we talked to, one group was especially passionate about a mobile app: the supervisors. These individuals are away from their desks most of the day. They’re either in meetings, traveling for work, or on set with the director. Meanwhile, back at the studio, their teams are cranking out work and waiting for feedback. Often, supervisors can’t look at the work until they’re back in their hotels or offices late at night. This means the time between an artist submitting work and a supervisor reviewing it could stretch beyond 24 hours. If you add that up for all of the artists, that’s a lot of lost time (and money).

With Shotgun Review, our goal was to help supervisors feel free to leave their desks without fear of missing an opportunity to give feedback. We anticipate that this in turn will help artists do their work faster (because they’ll get their notes sooner), producers deliver projects sooner (because artists move through iterations more quickly), and coordinators save time (because they don’t need to ship media to supervisors via FTP when they’re off site). We hope all of these people find value in using the app as well. After all, at the end of the day, the movie, game, or TV show is made by a team working together -- and everyone cares about the final product -- so everyone should have easy access to the project in a secure and simple way.

We’ve been using the app constantly ever since the initial build, polishing the visual design and interaction for weeks. We hope you enjoy it and can’t wait to get your feedback.

NOTE: Shotgun Review requires a Shotgun site. Those new to Shotgun can sign up for a free 30-day trial to give the app a spin. To learn more using the app and and getting setup, visit our support site.

UPDATE: We're honored to report that Shotgun Review has been recognized with a Silver Edge SIGGRAPH 2014 "Best of Show" Award from Computer Graphics World.



At August 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM , Blogger maximd said...

Let's hope that android won't be forgotten (because there are also vfx supervisors with recent android phones)!


At August 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Valerio Oss said...

Hi, great news, but... I have an Android phone :-(
When an Android App? You know, right now the market is more Andoird and less iOS, so it would be nice to see an Andoird version soon!


At August 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM , OpenID b3936966-2259-11e4-8685-07204dbfeb98 said...

Shotgun review for Android. Larger user base.


At August 13, 2014 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Luis Fernando Villanueva Pérez said...

Any plans for an android version?


At August 14, 2014 at 1:58 AM , Blogger Cyril Conforti said...

And do you work on an Android version ?


At August 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Johnny Duguid said...

Hi all,

Love the excitement! We’re thrilled to have gotten SG Review for iPhone out to the world, but we know there’s plenty more to do when it comes to Shotgun's mobile review tool offerings.

For SG Review for iPhone, we wanted to focus on nailing a simple-to-use mobile review app that could reach as many supervisors as possible. While Android does have an overall larger market presence, we actually found that among Shotgun users - particularly supervisors - there is a larger base using iPhones at this time. That’s why we prioritized an iPhone release first.

While we continue to build upon SG Review for iPhone, we're gathering feedback about where we'll head next and I'll be sure to bring your perspectives about Android to the discussion.

If you have any additional thoughts or ideas related to SG Review - or review in general - don’t hesitate to drop us a line at



At August 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Clint Nitkiewicz said...

Android version soon please, thanks!


At March 10, 2015 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Nikolas Dandrade said...

Any news for the android app ? Regards.


At March 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM , Blogger Rachel Knight said...

Hi Nikolas,

As Johnny mentioned above the Shotgun Review App is currently only available on the iPhone because we wanted to focus on nailing a simple-to-use mobile review app that could reach as many supervisors as possible. While Android does have an overall larger market presence, we found that among Shotgun users - there is a larger base using iPhones at this time. That’s why we prioritized an iPhone release first.

However, as we continue to build upon SG Review for iPhone we’re gathering feedback about where we'll head next and we’ll be sure to bring the idea of an Android compatible app into the discussion.



At September 15, 2015 at 7:39 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Would really love an Andriod version of this App. Any updates on this since March?


At September 18, 2015 at 5:32 AM , Blogger Shahid ali khan said...

wow it's nice looking so nice game



At October 3, 2015 at 4:12 AM , Blogger Nagesh Pawate said...

Thanks for sharing this article. Was searching similar contents on google for a case study.Thanks.


At October 14, 2015 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Juanmaria said...

It is not easy to find this in the AppStore....


At November 4, 2015 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Android please


At January 17, 2016 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Chris McCrowe said...

Android +1


At February 19, 2016 at 6:01 AM , Blogger R. Abbas M. said...

Android is a must please


At February 28, 2016 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Breslin Jhon said...

you have cool stuff thanks for sharing this post Buzz App


At May 13, 2016 at 4:50 AM , Blogger Natasa Suri said...

One absolute must when travelling is to have a phone that can provide a 3G/4G wifi hotspot and a local SIM card with lots of data. That way you can always use your phone/tablet/laptop online as long as you have signal!



At May 26, 2016 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Unknown said...



At June 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

android plz


At June 23, 2016 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Kate Warburton said...

Is there a way of viewing the annotated images on the mobile app? It's quite frustrating that you can't use the annotation tool, or see larger versions of the images in notes, on your phone. Is there something I'm missing or can you just not do that yet?


At August 16, 2016 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Sam Conlogue said...

Android please.


At August 23, 2016 at 8:22 AM , Blogger John Smith said...

Android and iOS app are greater than any other platform. Thanks!


At March 9, 2017 at 2:43 AM , Blogger Saadat Rahim said...

nice and useful information. thanks admin for sharing up such an amazing post.


At March 9, 2017 at 5:09 PM , Blogger michel said...

thanks for sharing. i want to try this app.
how to record on iphone


Post a Comment

<< Home

<< Older Posts     Newer Posts >>

Our Story

We are industry folk who love production. A handful of us met while building...
Read More

Subscribe to Our Blog

Follow Us!