Super doesn’t even begin to describe the app I’m reviewing today.
Super8 is a FREE iPhone app that lets you create movies like you cannot believe. You can piece together clips/scenes, apply effects and even create credits.
You open the app and you feel like you’re in another dimension. The Super8 movie camera dimension. It’s a little bit hard to figure out what to do at first. But there’s a great instruction manual and cool prompts on each screen to show you what each button and toggle switch does.
When you navigate to the camera, you can choose different “lenses” through which to film (color, black and white, sepia, chromatic, xray and more – so badass) and turn effects on or off. These effects offer varying features – lighting, styles to make the movie look old-school, etc.
You can record as many scenes, or clips, as you want to. You can title your film, create a credits screen, delete scenes, and more.
When it’s all done, you go into your movie library, select your movie, and pull down the projection screen to view it.
What I love is that if you’re on, say, a vacation, you can take little clips all day long and then immediately piece them into a movie capturing your day’s events. No more long, drawn out boring vacation videos with tons of dead time. No more need for expensive editing software (okay, this doesn’t app doesn’t do a ton, but it’s got a lot).
The cons? It eats up your battery really fast, and sometimes it makes my iPhone just freak out. But that is easily rectified, nothing lost.
Watch my little movie that I did chronicling the arrival of my iPad2 the other day. I’m sure Coppola is shivering in his boots.
And now, go get this app at iTunes.