EXCLUSIVE: This Crowdfunded Concept Uses Augmented Reality to Deliver Instant Special Effects to Your Phone
With the incredible advancement of personal devices, anyone can be a filmmaker these days, using just their camera phones. Now, Toy Island is launching a Kickstarter campaign to allow you to upgrade your mobile moviemaking from simple, indie-style videos to elaborate movies with instant, real-time special effects.
The concept, called Special FX Master, is currently in development and will combine physical props with an augmented reality app which will allow you to superimpose special effects while you are recording. First, you download the app (for free!), then you select one of five specially designed physical props that are optimized for SFX. While other apps have attempted to allow users to create special effects with their devices, Special FX Master is the first to allow the user to see the effects in real time.
The Special FX Master Kickstarter starts today, and will run until November 5th with a goal of $20,000. Backers who donate $40 or above will automatically receive at least one SFX kit. Donate here to receive the perfect geeky gift and make real-time DIY special effects a reality.
Learn more here.