02/01/12 – Update – This awesome do-it-yourself special effects FREE iPhone app has been updated with even more FREE and paid (2 pack) special effects. In addition to fixing some bugs, the developers at Bad Robot Interactive added (for FREE) the “Demolition Rocks” FX that is really cool and features a massive round rock that crushes anything you want. They have also added 2 additional FX packs, the Enforcement pack featuring a police car side swipe and tear gas canister tossing, and the Power pack featuring a power failure (my personal favorite) and a crashing jet. I show them all in the new video below and may my poor dog Scarlet R.I.P, no not really, she is alive and doing just fine — this is Hollywood fun on your iPhone, so have some fun and upload to YouTube. Who knows, maybe Hollywood will come calling you!
A friend of mine “clued” me to this FREE iPhone app, Action Movie FX (by Bad Robot Interactive), which is an insanely fun app to create mini movies with real Hollywood-type effects on your iPhone. You can then share your silly or impressive movies on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and through email or MMS. The FX range from missile explosions to car crashes for FREE and if you want more (which I did), you can get 2 more FX packages, each with 2 additional FX — the one I purchased had a gun shootout and a carpet bombing scene.
You can definitely have some fun with this app for FREE, like the friend who told me about this app. He saw a car parked in front of his house, said a few choice words, and then blew it up using the Action Movie FX app creating a very funny clip, which he imported to YouTube. That silly little clip got about 7,000 hits in 24 hours, apparently others like this kind of street-parking justice. Action Movie FX will leave you laughing and may even bring out the amateur movie producer in you — who can resist this FREE iphone app amusement? I look forward to more FX in the future from Bad Robot Interactive. For more iPhone video app reviews. Crazy Mike
Action Movie FX FREE iPhone App Details
Title: Action Movie FX
Size: 15.1 MB
Developer: Bad Robot Interactive
Store: iTunes App Store
Action Movie FX FREE iPhone App Download Link
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Action Movie FX iPhone App Developers Description
ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX using your iPhone’s video camera! YOU direct the ACTION! And FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME – 2 Movie FX packs!!
Here’s how it works:
Select a Scene like “MISSILE ATTACK,” film a target and ACTION MOVIE FX adds an INCOMING MISSILE AND ITS EXPLOSION right into your movie!
• 2 FREE Big-Budget FX! MISSILE ATTACK & CAR SMASH!
• Sound Design By Skywalker Sound!
• Fast, Automated Video Tracking!
• Music, Sound FX and Lens Flares!
• Post to Facebook or Email to friends!
Look like an action star as you evade a massive CAR CRASH!
Direct a MISSILE ATTACK at that broken office printer!
**Post your videos to Facebook & show the world what you got!**
GET CREATIVE! Shoot your movies at ANY SCALE – from toys to life-size!
ADDITIONAL FX FOR PURCHASE:
•CHOPPER DOWN & TORNADO ACTION BUNDLE
Unleash a TORNADO in any weather OR bring an enemy CHOPPER DOWN!
•AIRSTRIKE & FIRE FIGHT ATTACK BUNDLE
CARPET BOMB the bad guys, or RUN FOR COVER as they OPEN FIRE!
MORE FX TO COME – STAY TUNED!!!
• iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or 4S
• iPad 2
• iPod Touch 4th Gen
Support & Tips:
Please email email@example.com with support questions or requests for tips!