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Do you want to make your own action movies, complete with effects, like Star Trek director JJ Abrams? Well now there is an app for that. Abrams company Bad Robot has released a new iPhone and iPad app that adds movie FX to videos. And it is free!
JJ Abrams Action movie FX app
The new Action Movie FX application comes from Bad Robot Interactive. It lets you add Hollywood FX to movies you shoot with your phone (or iPad or iTouch). The free app comes with two effects inspired by the new movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. A Missile attack and a car smash. There are also additional FX you can buy in the "film shop" for $0.99 for each two-pack.
Action Movie FX Screenshot
You just shoot the video and then choose where to add the effects. Once the completed video is done you can share it with friends via email or social networks. I have tried the app and it is a lot of fun, although I was surprised as to the final videos not including JJ Abrams trademark lens flares.
Here are examples put together by Mad Ass Gamers on Youtube.
According to Bad Robot, more effects will be added for the app in the future. Hopefully as we get closer to the Star Trek sequel in 2013 there will be some Trek-themed effects added. It is only logical.
Action Movie FX is available now for free at iTunes.