Mobile Videography – MoJo – Interview with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan from LumaTouch

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We are delighted to publish the first of a new series of mobile videography developer interviews edited by Vanessa Vox. This week Vox talks with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan from LumaTouch. I think you will enjoy this very much… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“LumaClip and LumaFX (released 2016) are two powerful iOS video apps they come highly recommended and are easy to use. Thus, I was very curious to know more about the developers behind these innovative new products.

In 2013 Chris Demiris (Engineering) and Terri Morgan (Design) co-founded ‘LumaTouch’ in Sandy (Utah, USA). Their intention was to ‘create innovative video products that take full advantage of modern touch interfaces’.

Previously Demiris and Morgan were the principal designer and the lead developer of ‘Pinnacle Studio’ for iOS. Their newly founded company ‘LumaTouch’ is still responsible for the updates of this well known and awarded video editing app. Currently a major overhaul of ‘Pinnacle Studio’ and ‘Pinnacle Studio Pro’ is under way.

The secret behind the success of LumaTouch is the development of the ‘SpryEngine’, the result of three years work. Spry is a powerful framework for developing video apps utilising the latest features of iOS. It is for this reason that LumaTouch is taking a leadership position.

The ‘SpryEngine’ is designed to handle many layers. The app LumaFX as an example is built on this basis, and allows to add up to eight real time effects on a clip. This was almost impossible before. It means more speed, more functions and more fun for the users.

Now let’s have a talk with Terri and Chris about their work and their vision”.

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Mobile Movies Article – Audio Tracks within Short Films and Copyright Rules

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We thought it would make a great discussion to consider your choice of audio tracks within mobile movies.  The soundtrack is a very important part of your creation, it gives your movie emotion. It helps viewers to immerse into the flow of your images and it makes the virtual space feel concrete and real.

Many apps offer the possibility to import a song from your iTunes collection. You have the best of the best at hand and it touches the heart of everyone. But why should you avoid to doing this?

Because YOU DO NOT HAVE THE PERMISSION to use copyright protected music as soon as you leave the private sphere of home entertainment in order to share your work with a wide spread community or to take part in competions. Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo and other communities will delete such posts sooner or later because it violates their guidelines.

So… how can you get a fascinating audio track, matching to your film and at the same time respect the works of others?

Here are some solutions:

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