Making a movie masterpiece on your Note II

Paper Camera

Another app that lets you add cartoon-style and paint effects to film in real time is Paper Camera (£1.19). It would be great for comic-strip sequences.


If you are a fan of time-lapse photography then check out the Time-lapse app (64p) which lets you shoot your own time-lapse videos at resolutions from 176x144 to 2048x1536 with a playback rate of up to 30 fps.

Adding a soundtrack


Quite a lot of the apps featured here allow you to add a soundtrack, but if you want a lot more control over your audio using your GALAXY Note II then it may well be worth investing in TapeMachine Recorder (£2.49).

This is a high-quality sound recorder and editor, featuring a powerful waveform display that lets you add a lot of effects, fades and gives you complete control over what the people experiencing your video will hear.

Promote your film

Now you've got your edited film it's time to start telling people about it. The best way to get people talking about your creations is to post them up in as many different places as possible.

There are quite a few sites that let you share your video content and you can usually upload it straight from your Note II. The most obvious is usually the best place to start and you can create your own YouTube channel just by signing up to YouTube. You should also tag your video to make it as easy as possible for people interested in your film's subject matter to find it.


Of course YouTube has a wide appeal for all kinds of video, but other sites are more specialised. Vimeo has a strong film-making community, and you may even make money from your video as users can tip you if they think your content is good enough.

Other sites that may be worth looking at are DailyMotion, and, if you plan on making a series of videos,

If your film is a comedy you can find a targeted audience on Break, Funny or Die and College Humor.

Once you've got your video posted somewhere you need to shout about it – almost all of these sites let you post your video direct to Facebook or Twitter and Pinterest to get it seen by as many different people as possible. And it's good practice to get all your friends and everyone who appeared or was involved in the film to share it as well.

Finally, you should also send links to your films to film blogs or people you know will be interested in the subject – the more people who post about your film, the bigger the buzz and the more chance of it taking off. When you are contacting these people remember to write a good teaser description, describe the film's context, provide a good screenshot from the film and give a short bio about yourself.

Basically, the easier you make it for them to post about you, the more likely it is to be used. Target people who can influence other filmmakers – sites like Motionographer or contacting the Vimeo Staff Picks team are great places to start. Not to mention submitting your work to indie film festivals. There's a great list of UK film festivals on Wikipedia.

Overall, the most important thing to remember when promoting your film is not to get disappointed by rejection and keep at it.

Remember, overnight success is usually three years in the making!


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