Paramount Pictures Publishes Vintage Super 8T iPhone App
Users and Critics Give Super 8™ Five Stars as
the “Best Movie Tie-in App”
HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 19, 2011) – 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.
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 at the iTunes App Store.
SUPER 8, the feature film, is a Bad Robot/Amblin Entertainment production, directed by J.J. Abrams from his original script and produced by Steven Spielberg, Abrams and Bryan Burk.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town 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.
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The Super 8™ App is TM and © 2011 by QMx Interactive. All rights reserved.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.
About Bad Robot
Bad Robot was formed by filmmaker J.J. Abrams in 2001. The company has produced television series such as ALIAS, LOST and FRINGE, and feature films such as CLOVERFIELD, STAR TREK, and the upcoming SUPER 8. Bad Robot is based in Los Angeles.
About QMx Interactive Inc.
QMx Interactive brings together programming wizards, brilliant artists and innovative digital alchemists with just one aim: to create mobile apps of unparalleled function, design and originality. Our goal is to create experiences that amaze, delight and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
QMx Interactive Inc. is headquartered in Canoga Park, California, along with Quantum Mechanix Inc., a boutique developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles and artwork inspired by entertainment’s most beloved shows and movies.