August 24, 2012 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Tokyo, Japan - 3909 LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Intro Thing, a unique new video app that combines filmed motion, freeze-frames, and music to create stylish character introduction videos.
Seen the movie "Snatch"? How about "The A-Team" or "Three Musketeers"? Remember that cool freeze-frame character introduction at the start of these movies? Fist flying through the air, then *BAM* freeze-frame! It's Brad Pitt!
Lucas Pope at 3909 was impressed with how well these kinds of freeze-frame introductions established the story's characters. "You watch a movie like Snatch and you're already invested in the characters within the first 5 minutes. Why not take that effect and put it in a form that anyone can use? Our goal was to create something that captures your friends' goofy personalities and to make it more interesting than a static photo or long video."
Focused and Easy to Use:
There are plenty of video apps for the iPhone but Intro Thing is different in that it's designed to do one thing well and its interface is streamlined to make this task quick and easy. Simply tap the screen while filming to mark the freeze-frame moments. After filming, select the music, style, and enter a name and alias for each character. The intro can be played back instantly at any time. For more control, users can adjust the exact frame for each character or draw a highlight to separate them from the background. Characters can be added or rearranged and the final video can be shared on YouTube or Facebook.
Not Just A Toy:
Intro Thing is a lot of fun to use, but it also offers real utility. Starting a new softball team? Promoting a band? Out with friends at the bar? Attending a wedding? Impressed by the entrees at an expensive restaurant? Intro Thing captures these people and events perfectly in a way that's more engaging than a slideshow or captioned pictures.
An artistically-driven app like Intro Thing wouldn't be worth much if the intro styles aren't any good. Intro Thing includes 3 awesome intro styles out of the box and new downloadable styles (premium and free) are available weekly from within the app.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 4G
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 3G and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 16.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
During an introductory week sale, Intro Thing 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. On September 1st, the price will rise to $1.99 (USD). Supported languages are English and Japanese.
3909 LLC is a small two-person development studio located in Tokyo, Japan. The duo at 3909, Lucas and Keiko Pope, previously created the hit iOS puzzler Helsing's Fire. Among other accolades, Helsing's Fire won the Best Mobile Game award at the 2011 Independent Games Festival. Copyright (C) 2012 3909 LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.