“Stop being a wallflower – your neighborhood wants to dance.” is the spirited tagline to a 2-minute film by CA-based Micah Moss. And what started off as a muse about streaming vs. DVDs and the physical act of walking to a mailbox to drop off a DVD, has turned into beautifully simple mini-masterpiece.
‘The Latter’ was shot entirely using an iPad 2 in Highland Park, CA. and edited with Movie Looks HD. With one or two other options available on the App Store we asked Micah why he chose Red Giant’s Movie Looks HD for this engaging short.
Micah told us “”When shopping around for a coloring app, I settled on Movie Looks HD for several reasons. First of all, Red Giant (the developer) is just that – a GIANT in the world of post-production; they’ve been developing sophisticated editing / coloring tools for years for the biggest of Hollywood productions, so I knew their touch would come from years of expertise – that was a no-brainer. After testing the app, I found it to be easy and intuitive, with a couple nice little unique features to boot. You can trim the length of the clip before processing with easy-touch sliders, and (my personal favorite) you can specify what keyframe you want to use when sampling effects. Very handy (especially if you were still calibrating your exposure for the first several frames of each clip).
Micah continued “The filters are beautiful and complex, and aren’t so “one-note” as many other coloring apps; if you’re looking for a distinct visual tone above the “anything-but-subtle-current-mobile-8-MM-fad”, then Movie Looks HD will allow you to deliver on your vision. Cold tones, warm, bleached, cross-processed, diffusion – they’re all there and more, and they’re just a starting point. Once you’ve found a kindred “look” you like, you can adjust the “strength” and “brightness” of the process (again with easy-touch sliders – everything was made with the touch-screen in mind), and even select “full or half” resolution in case you want to do a smaller, quicker test on the footage. All in all, Movie Looks HD is incredibly powerful, sports a clean, minimalist interface perfect for the iPad, and is a total steal for a couple bucks.”
iPad Creative Magazine called ‘The Latter’ superb and we’d add it’s utterly charming and clever and certainly not to be missed.
Check out more of Micah’s work HERE.
‘The Latter’ has also been entered into the Original iPhone Film Festival, so we wish Micah all the best with that. If you’d like to enter your own film do check out the site, there’s about 6 weeks left for entries.