Ever watch a music video and think, “I could do that”? Now you can, using a new app called Triller. Triller – which launched in July – is turning anyone with an iPhone into a director by automating the most difficult part of making a music video: editing.
Triller breaks down the music video making process into just a few easy steps. First, you pick a song – either from the app’s library or your own music library – then you select which part of the song you want to use. The default length is 12 seconds but videos can be as short as a couple seconds or as long as the full song. Then you record a few takes as the song plays out loud so you can sing or dance along. Once you’re finished with your takes, you simply click the Triller logo and the app edits the takes and your song snippet into a professional-looking music video. Within the app, you can send the video to a friend or share the video to Instagram, Twitter, or any other social network.
The app makes music video shooting seem effortless, but behind the scenes Triller developers David Leiberman and Sammy Rubin enlisted the help of celebrated music video director Colin Tilley. Tilley, who won Best Director at this year’s VMA’s for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” video, helped design the app’s 14 custom filters and worked on the auto-editing algorithm to make it edit like a talented human editor.
Developer Rubin says he has big plans for the app, which is currently available on iOS. “Exciting things are on the horizon for Triller. We’ll start small with new filters and effects, but then we’ll be getting a lot more ambitious,” he told me.
Already, Triller’s taking off in the music industry: Russell Simmons and Rita Ora made Triller videos, and former flames Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appeared in separate Trillers. And though he’s not a musician, my favorite Triller video came from Kevin Hart, who showed how he was “Finna Get Loose” for his fiancee’s birthday. Diddy must have liked it too – he reposted it:
English bombshell Rita Ora and R&B prince Chris Brown gets more than close in the new video for “Body On Me”. The two team up for one incredibly sexy visual that makes the chemistry between them seem a bit too real. Ora and Brown meet in an elevator of their apartment complex in the video where they both fantasize about touching, teasing, and maybe a few other things while their at it. Without a doubt, Rita’s first U.S hit will heat up the charts and surely sets the tone for her upcoming debut album.
We could be wrong, but wasn’t that some lip action at the end? Take a look for yourself above!
After performing his brand new single at Sayers club in Los Angles last month, Charles Hamilton has released his new song “New York Raining” in its entirety. Featuring Rita Ora this piano driven track detailing the feelings of love at first sight the effects of fame on that love. Listen to the new track above and lets us know what you think below. Watch out for the songs television debut on the season finale of Empire.
Harlem’s underrated pink polo-rocking lyrical beast is making his official, long-awaited comeback
Charles Hamilton was often referred to, when he first emerged in 2009, as the next Kanye West, with a sprinkling of Lupe Fiasco. He was abrasive but smooth, outspoken but reserved, and ahead of his time production wise.
Sometime after signing with Interscope, Charles’ derailed. Rumors ranged from everything from drugs to clinical mental issues, but for whatever reason, Charles Hamilton wasn’t making music anymore, he wasn’t “in” the industry anymore, and he’d disappeared from the face of the earth, despite one of the most refreshing and enigmatic rises to prominence in recent history. That appears to have officially come to an end.
Earlier today in a press release, Republic Records announced that they’ve reached a deal with Charles Hamilton, and have added the volatile artist to their star-studded roster, which also includes Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. In addition to that, they’ve announced that Hamilton’s new single, “New York Raining,” which features Rita Ora, will debut, via an appearance by Hamilton and Ora themselves, on the season finale of Empire, which will air on March 18.