Sunday, February 5, 2012
Someone just sent me this video shot some days ago during a nice but cold day at Disneyland Paris. It was so cold that there were only a few people in the park, but that's not the problem. What is the problem is that apparently something unimaginable happened in Main Street U.S.A as a helicopter literally crashed in the center of Main Street! Don't worry, no one was hurt including the cameraman. I let you have a look at the video first and i'll be back after and tell you what really happened.
So, did this helicopter crash happened for real? Of course not! All this was done thanks to an amazing new iPhone app called Action Movie FX released recently by a company called Bad Robot Interactive. And when you'll know that the company was created by director J.J Abrams - yes, the one who created the Lost TV series and directed the last Star Trek movie or produced the latest Mission Impossible, you'll understand why the effects are so good. This Youtube video uploaded by MattsMacintosh tell you more about the app and show as well other special effects.
Two more examples with this car falling and crashing...
Or a Santa Claus literally blow up by a missile...
The app is extremely simple to use - it couldn't be more simple - the FX is add in less than five seconds and considering how fast the FX is done the result is pretty amazing. The app is FREE on the iTunes Appstore and include two FX and you can add four more through a very cheap in-app purchase. Kids are also having a lot of fun with this one, as you can expect.
Videos: copyright MattsMacintosh, Disney and more