By Dana McIntyre
My husband and I are always joking back and forth about our “celebrity crushes”. When we are choosing a movie, he will say “And oooooh, it has your boy Zac Efron in it. We are definitely going to have to watch that one, huh?”
My answer? “Well, duh.” I’ve decided that if my husband ever follows through on his threat to make me sit through a Star Trek marathon, then we are having an Efron Marathon too…Hello Charlie St. Cloud!!
(So now, everyone is well aware of my Cougar crush on the high school musical star. Sigh…)
So one day I played a joke on him by using another photo app on my iPhone called Face-In-Hole, where you can use pictures and impose someone else’s face on the picture, and voila! You’re on the red carpet with your favorite celebrity!
To make it even funnier, I used StoryMark to ask my husband a question…
Funny 1 – YouTube.
And he responded to me like this…
Funny 2 – YouTube.
So I sent one back to him…
Me & Zac – YouTube.
And although my red carpet walk with Zac Efron only occurs on my phone and in my dreams, and I am painfully reminded that I am old enough to be his mother, I can still cherish those imaginary memories thanks to StoryMark and Face-In-Hole.
And, by the way, do cougars growl? Because if so, Zac, can you hear me? I’m growling.
For more information, check out http://www.storymarklife.com or find the free StoryMark app in the iPhone store or for Android (Google Play).
My Uncle Fred had spent his life working on B-52 bombers and various other airplanes during WWII and then worked at Delta Airlines in Atlanta until his retirement in 1970. Many years later, I decided to surprise him with a video showing him how much the airport had changed since he left. I went around Hartsfield International Airport taping tidbits of places that he might recognize.
Days later, I was eager to see his reaction as we watched the video of planes taking off overhead, the enormity of the Delta hanger, the Plane Train from concourse to concourse, and various other places around the airport that had clearly changed in the many years since he had left. However, when I turned around to see his face I realized he was sound asleep! I asked him what he thought about the video and he said it made him so dizzy that he had to close his eyes, at which point the Sandman entered.
It was then that I realized a lot of people have a hard time watching videos filmed by hand. Unless you have a tripod it is hard to get really good shots without the shaking. Even then it can be difficult when the action is moving fast – take a hockey game for instance.
With StoryMark, you can take a clean, crisp still photo and add your own audio. Imagine a clear shot of a hockey player right in front of the net, ready to score. A regular – a “silent” photo is fine, but where is the excitement? The yelling? The obnoxious hockey moms? And what about the sound of the buzzer when someone scores?
Take that fantastic photo and add the audio of the fans screaming, the buzzer buzzing, and the familiar beat of the drums as the “Hey” song by Gary Glitter starts blaring through the speakers. Now that’s a picture with emotion – all without the dizzying side effects of motion!
I’ll bet Uncle Fred would love it. Now, if only we can bottle up the smell of engine fuel for him…
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