UPDATE: As of 10/29/14, I was informed that this app is no longer available in the US app store. I don’t know if it is available elsewhere, but would appreciate anyone letting me know if you find it or if it becomes available again!
A couple of weeks ago, Apps Gone Free offered an app called, “In a World… Drama.” I downloaded it, and then spent the next hour goofing around with it.
Unfortunately, the app is no longer free. You can get the one I have for $1.99, or you can get plain old “In a World” (not the drama version) for .99. I’m not sure of the differences – other than the one that I have is rated for ages 12+ and the other one is rated for ages 4+. (If you purchase the .99 version, you can then add the Drama and Comedy ones in-app for .99 each.)
This app allows you to create movie trailers. The advantage of this app over iMovie and other video creation tools is that it comes with Jonathan Cook voice overs to add to the trailer. That ubiquitous voice that seems to be behind every movie preview ever produced can now be added to one of your own creation.
Of course, you can’t make the voice say whatever you want. (But wouldn’t that be great!) However, you do get to choose from many, many phrases. Each stage of the trailer creation gives you more options. You can also add your own photos and/or video. There are several sound track offerings, or you can choose from the music on your iDevice.
As a teacher, I can see many uses for this, including to create “hooks” in the classroom to introduce a topic. It would also be great for creative writing. Students would have a blast with this as well – but be aware of the age recommendations.
This is an app that certainly lends itself to app smashing. You can smash your completed video with other apps, such as iMovie. Or, you can create content in other apps to be included in your movie trailer.
The videos can be edited after you are finished. This is helpful because I felt like I needed to determine what was going to be said before I found the images to go along with my project.
Once you are finished, you can upload the video to your camera roll, or even Vine or Instagram.
I was torn between making a parody for you starring my bulldog or an inspirational clip. You can see for yourself which one I went with…