Using Snapchat to turn children into Superheroes!

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media messaging apps. The app has recently had some impressive updates including adding a animated filter over your face and the recent addition of rewind, slow motion and fast forward. These can create some very simple but effective special effects to trick an audience into believing children may have super powers!

Now Snapchat may not be an app teachers would feel comfortable using in class, therefore, an alternative app is Videoshop. This app popped up on Apps Gone Free a while back, the app has a wealth of different features -

1. Trim: Cut out any unwanted moments.
2. Music: Add from your iPod library to your videos.
3. Sound effects: Choose from animals noises, farts, explosions, laughter, and more.
4. Slow motion (or fast motion): Adjust video speed to slow or fast.
5. Adjust Display: Change Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, etc.
6. Combiner: Merge multiple clips into one.
7. Text: Type your own text with color or various fonts.
8. Voice overs: Record your own voice over the video.
9. Animated titles: Introduce your videos with animated titles.
10. Filters: Select from several Instagram-inspired filters to enhance your videos.
11. Transitions: Choose from 10 transitions to animate between video clips.
12. Photos: Create slideshows easily.
13. Stop Motion: Create Vine videos with stop motion recording.
14. Crop: Rescale your video within the video frame.
15. Reverse: Playback videos in reverse.
16. Copy: Create duplicate video clips.
17. High resolution videos: Supports up to 720p.
18. Share on Vine, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or by E-mail.

I love the filters you can add on to the clip like the surveillance camera that gives a really authentic look to the effects. Here is a quick video we made to make it look like Callum has powers -

With these nice little camera tricks, there are endless possibilities for inspiring writing or creating a Superhero trailer using iMovie trailers, see some examples here

You could also link it with the David Guetta 'Titanium' Music Video, like we did here

I would love to know how others use these ideas, so please share any examples of work with me on twitter - @ICT_MrP or facebook -


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