Everybody is a visual artist and a movie director deep down inside and this theory is widely proved by the millions of Instagram and Vine videos roaming around the Internet. But how many high quality effects can you add to an Instagram or Vine video? Not enough would answer the creators of the new Cinamatic app, an iOS – bound app that allows the user to record a 15 seconds video in the easiest way possible and then add to it era – inspired effects to make the video look and feel real, give it authenticity, atmosphere and class.
The new Cinamatic app was developed by the same creative people behind the Hipstamatic and came out of a need to have more retro – enhanced videos inspired by all major film eras. According to the specialists, the new Cinamatic app goes beyond the specs featured by Instagram and Vine (which also allow users to add filters and create vintage – like videos) because it gives the user a wide array of choices, including
animation, reflections, built-in glitches, and movie splotches
The final product is a .mov file you can share or not, it’s your call.
While Instagram’s square photos with retro feelings were themselves inspired by Hipstamatic, the developers of the Cinamatic don’t feel threatened by the two social platforms, nor feel they are in a competition. In comparison with Instagram and Vine, the new Cinamatic app is not a social network per se, but a tool dedicated to artists who want to give a soul to their videos. To prove this, any user can share their film – era inspired videos via Instagram, Vine or Facebook.
The app is easy and quite intuitive to use and it doesn’t need the user’s login information, emphasizing on the difference between the app and the more famous social networks we mentioned before. With a simple tap, you can start recording a video and can stop anytime they want – anywhere 3 and 15 seconds, that it. After you are satisfied with the filmed result, the real creative process begins: the app will take you to its page featuring 5 basic movie era – inspired filters (but of course, you can buy more). You can test each filter and choose the one that suits best your idea, while specialists recommend you to check each layer before deciding saving and sharing your masterpiece with the world. In case you wondered, the filters don’t just wash away some colors or add some lights here and there, but they indeed change in an original and beautiful manner the entire atmosphere and feeling of your short film.
The new Cinamatic app costs $1.99, while all the other available filters are $0.99 a piece. Quite affordable for an artist still looking for that old movies nostalgia and trying to recreate a retro atmosphere even for a 15 seconds long video.