Shoot A Super 8 Movie With Your iPhone:
The Super 8 app for the iPhone began as a promotional tool for J.J. Abram's and Stephan Spielberg's film of the same name, but while Super 8 the movie has come and gone, the app lives on! Nominated for a Webby award for Best Use Of A Device Camera, the Super 8 app truly mimics the experience of shooting with an analog camera. The app includes easy sharing features, including one-click publishing to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, but it's just as much about shooting a cool video as it is about social networking.
You have the ability to view the whole camera and all of its parts with this app. Click on 'Case' at the top of the screen, and you'll see the instruction manual made to imitate an old-fashioned paper pamphlet, and also the exterior look of your camera. Click on the camera, and you'll arrive at the record screen. Before you begin to shoot, you can choose from seven different filters, including imitation sun-flares, opt to add scratches to your film, or make the frame jump so it looks like the film stock is skipping in the gate. Swipe to the left and you'll be able to eject your cartridge. The app keeps all of your shots on the same cartridge until you're done, and then you can 'develop' them when you're ready to edit. Swipe once more, and choose from seven different lenses to attach to your camera body.
Recording With Super 8:
Developing and Sharing Your Film:
Click 'Develop', and depending on how effect-heavy or long your film is, wait anywhere from seconds to minutes for your film to develop. The developed cartridge will be stored in a stack in the library so that you can access it whenever you want. If you want to watch a roll, just go to your library and click 'View'. You'll be taken to a virtual projection room, where you can pull down the projector screen and watch your film in real-time, forward or reverse.
All prices as of April 2012.