2 Hot New Ways to Make Movies from Your Phone
What would movie week be without a few new ways to make your own moving images? Thanks to new apps like Cycloramic and Vine, it is insanely easy to become a hack cinematographer – all you need is your phone!
First up is the newest kid on the social media block: Vine.
Quickly revolutionizing the way folks make and share images, Vine lets you record and cut your own video with a maximum length of 6 seconds. Results are similar to animated GIFs or stop-motion animations, and have a playful, whimsical feeling. Populate your Vine feed with your friends from Twitter, and you’ve got Instagram for 6-second videos!
Second, we’ve got Cycloramic.
This app lets you shoot 360 degree video hands-free! Simply set your phone to vibrate and the app “rings” in a strategic way, automatically turning your phone while recording. You’ve gotta use an insanely smooth surface – we ran into problems with our wooden table and granite countertop. Our glass desks definitely gave us the best results.
As you can see, this is basically your panoramic camera feature on steroids. Simply set down the phone, cue up Cycloramic, and let ‘er rip.