Famous director and producer JJ Abrams owns a special effects company called Bad Robot Interactive. Abrams’ company has released an iOS app in the App Store called Action Movie FX that allows you to create realistic special effects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Once you shoot video on your iOS device, Action Movie FX will let you choose a type of special effect to add. The end result is some pretty impressive footage.
Action Movie FX is free in the App Store, but you only have access to two types of special effects, “Missile Attack” and “Car smash.” More effects can be purchased in-app for $0.99 per two-pack.
You can examine your footage with very basic timeline options and adjust the effect’s timing to make a perfect explosion. Once your video is processed, you can share it on Facebook, send it in an email, or save it to your device’s Camera Roll.
While you won’t be making the next Iron Man movie with Action Movie FX, there’s plenty of Hollywood fun to be had with this free app. You can download it in the App Store now.