Friday, February 1, 2013

I Love The Future! It Made Me a Zombie!

SO, I LIVE IN THE FUTURE NOW. It's 2013. It's true, I have access to better technology on my phone than existed in all the world just a few decades ago. That really astonishes me. Case in point. A couple of years ago I got the Bad Robot fx app for my phone. Which made me able to layer lots of canned fx shots over whatever I shot on my phone. Check out the video below as an example. When I uploaded the video YouTube even asked me if it wanted me to have it stabilize my shaky camera... what the hell? 

I told it no. I like the shaky camera look.

It might not look super real, but it's pretty darn good considering my total investment is a free app on my phone. It has falling rocks from the sky, car crashes, monsters, all of it looks pretty great and you can just point your phone, film something, and ta da!

ON A RELATED NOTE, The Walking Dead returns to televisions sometime in the next week or so. To celebrate, they released another free app for my phone... It turns photos of people into photos of ZOMBIE people. Not too long ago it would have taken me awhile in photoshop to produce a zombie version of myself. Now, I click a button and there it is... I can't say that either app is perfect, they both have severe limitations, but it's still pretty awesome.

I decided to too a series of self-portraits the other day with the app. Anyone who follows me on twitter might have seen a few of these then. I had a blast with it. Awesome stuff.

Also, I'm thinking of making one of these my new twitter avatar, at least for a few days. Any thoughts?

I remind myself of something... Oh yes, a zombie!

Oh, funny story, being a zombie makes all lenses get scratchy looking.

I ordered take out... I asked for extra brains

Getting ready for work. My first pic as a zombie

Ugh. Sometimes being a zombie is hard.


Brinda said...

I'm confused and it's 5:00 am. So, did that electrical pole just FALL while you were standing there?

Yes, I love my iPhone and apps. I think the future is great.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

As I've said before, there's an app for everything.
Go with the first shot, the one in black and white. That ought to disturb a few folks.
And Retro-Zombie Jeremy would find those shots very cool.

M.J. Fifield said...

Okay, that is simultaneously the coolest and most disturbing app ever. I think I have to have it.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

That's the kind of stuff that makes me wish I had a phone that could use apps.

Jo said...

Why do you want to look dead? You will be one day.


Andrew Leon said...

I think I like the second one the best.

My kids have a hard time understanding that computers used to be the size of buildings and that a scientific calculator has more computing power than those building computers had.

Now I'm wondering if main frames even exist anymore and, if they do (because they must, right?), why haven't we taken over the universe? Or at least achieved AI?

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The pics are awesome. February is the month of the zombies. The Walking Dead is returning, Warm Bodies is out in theatres today.

mshatch said...

omg that is hilarious. Makes me want a cell phone just for the ap.

The Golden Eagle said...

There's an app that can add such effects to video? That's so cool . . .

Those are creepy pictures! The first and last are my favorites; the last is the most disturbing, since the face is more baby-ish.

Briane P said...

I just read three of your posts in a row.

First off, I found it disturbing how much I liked your "bad bad" post. I'd probably read that, too.

Second off, I'm so opposed to "The Walking Dead" that I had to force myself to read this post. That's not your fault. It's Big Media's fault. And zombies' fault. Probably the same thing.

I like the last one the best.

Ella said...

Wild, I love it!
I like the third one! I can't wait for The Walking Dead...we are on the count down~ woo hoo!
Pass the brain, will ya?! ;D
Thank you for sharing~

Tonja said...

Totally disturbing.

Jay Noel said...

Holy CARP, that video looked pretty darn good for having used a phone app. Dang. I need to check at out.

Zombies don't like working in a cubicle either, huh?

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

hahaha I love the Walking Dead app. I was gonna blog about it but you beat me to the punch. Oh well, I'll still blog walking dead on Thursday. But I'll point people to this post.

Tina said...

Trying to learn to love the whole zombie of my co-hosts, already mentioned by Alex, is a good buddy and we try to support each other...I even got hooked on The Walking Dead...but ti's slow going. I'm just not into SEEING a leg get chopped off. TELL me about it in a story and I'm fine...
Anyway, lots of people to visit so "hi" and "welcome".

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Donna Hole said...

Too cool. I'd have problems figuring out the buttons I'm sure.


Rachel Morgan said...

Eeek! Those pictures are real enough to freak me out!