Using innovative mobile green screen technology, Blin.gy puts users into their favourite music videos.
Making sweet music (videos)
Their slogan says it all: “Your favourite videos, featuring you.” Instead of synching user-created video content to pop songs, Blin.gy lets users insert themselves right into their favourite stars’ music videos and share their 15-second cameos with their friends.
Mobile green screen
While it might sound like a gimmicky one-trick pony, Blin.gy relies on some serious technical innovation to bring users’ popstar fantasies to life.
It harnesses the same technique that film producers use to put actors into computer generated scenarios using nothing more than a mobile phone.
Instead of requiring an actual green screen, users can get away with using nothing more technical than a blank wall as a background. Impressively, a phone doesn’t even need to be stabilised while shooting for the effect to work.
Results may vary
Of course, not all Blin.gy videos are created equal. Depending on the processing power of the phone, the background used and how much care is put into shooting the video, final products vary wildly. And that huge variance in quality could prove telling.
Whether or not Blin.gy’s goofy videos will prove popular enough—and shareable enough—to give the app staying power, only time will tell.