Do the videos of your pets doing dumb things, your friends doing dumb/drunk things, and other miscellaneous on your iDevice need a little spice? J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Interactive have the solution: Action Movie FX.
Action Movie FX is a simple app designed to ad pre-composed ďAction Movie FXĒ to movies you shoot on your iDevice. The App comes with two free FX allowing users to simulate a missile attack, and car crash. Users can purchase additional FX via in-app purchases for $.99.
This is not a visual effects compositing program that allows users to create their own FX from scratch, but it does offer some insanely entertaining results. Currently, the only downside is the limited number of FX, and in order to add FX to videos, they must be shot from within the Action Movie FX app. Users cannot import footage they already shot outside the app on their iPhone.
Limitations aside, the Action Movie FX app provides a quick, effective, and fun way to add pre-canned action movie special effects to videos shot on iDevices. Donít expect to recreate Super 8 or Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (which prompted the apps release), but with a little planning Action Movie FX is a solid addition to your iDevice movie arsenal.
Plus itís free.