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    Fri, 20 May 2011 11:46:04

    Paramount's "Super 8" App Earning Rave Reviews - It ties into the film

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    Super 8™, the new full-featured video recorder that emulates a vintage Super 8 camera, is getting rave reviews from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users around the world. The app's creation is tied to the highly anticipated summer movie SUPER 8, which will be released by Paramount Pictures on June 10th.

    Drawing a coveted five-star rating from users within hours of its release by Paramount Pictures, both fans and reviewers are calling the Super 8™ app the best movie tie-in app of all time. Those are huge words, but this app effing rocks.

    The app, which is distributed by Paramount Digital Entertainment and was created by app-development newcomer QMx Interactive and Bad Robot Interactive, a division of Bad Robot Productions, allows users to create vintage movies on their Apple mobile devices. Super 8™ comes with seven photorealistic lenses sporting such effects as infrared, chromatic and x-ray. Users can overlay additional filter effects – like light leaks and vignettes – and "age" their film with a random scratch-and-dirt filter. There's even a frame-shake effect to top off the old-school feel of Super 8™-made movies.

    Users can collect their shots and arrange or delete them to get that perfect narrative, and send their masterpiece off to be developed (no mailbox required: developing film happens entirely within the app). Once the movie is complete, users are transported to the Super 8™ projector room, where pulling down the screen and pressing "Play" on the projector will start their screening. Movies can be shared via e-mail or through social media sites via the iOS's gallery.

    Playing back your movies on the Super 8™ projector may reveal missing frames from the Super 8 Editing Room Film. Be the first to collect all the frames to unlock a new clip at S8editingroom.com!

    Best of all, the Super 8™ app is free for a limited time.

    The app can be downloaded here.

    SUPER 8, follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town in the summer f 1979 as they witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

    The film stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

    Did you check out the app? Do you want to see SUPER 8? I cannot wait to see it.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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    Tags: J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Super 8

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