FxGuru: Movie FX Director 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 1.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Instantly add the fun and excitement of Hollywood horror, sci-fi and action movie special effects to any video. FxGuru's Movie FX Director offers groundbreaking features for you to scare, impress or even hoax your friends.

- AMAZE IN SECONDS with our all-new InstantFX technology optimized for the iPhone 6. Create and share your Hollywood-caliber scenes instantly – no more waiting!
- UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY with longer effects and cinematic filters for more drama and suspense
- DIRECT LIKE A PRO by using our MotionMatch™ technology and virtual decals to add realistic movement while filming
- OVER 90 VIDEO SPECIAL EFFECTS AVAILABLE from explosive action to scary, heart-pounding terror and sci-fi

With FxGuru you can:

- Avoid chores by annihilating up your lawnmower, bathroom or pile of leaves with a machine gun or rocket launcher
- Scare the world by filming a ghost bride haunting your hallway
- Create an elaborate hoax by recording an alien UFO invasion or Bigfoot in your backyard
- Clear space in your driveway by destroying that old car with a drone strike and massive explosion
- Your only limit is your imagination!

A huge variety of free and paid effects are available, including:

Horror and Terror: ghosts, zombies, werewolves, skeletons, madmen and more
SciFi and Fantasy: mechs, UFOs, aliens, dragons, robots and more
Weapons: guns, missiles, rockets, drones, flamethrowers, nukes and more
Disasters: tornados, earthquakes, meteors, floods, lightning and more
Animals: snakes, dinosaurs, cockroaches, rats, bulldogs, Bigfoot and more
Vehicles: trucks, cars, helicopters, F1 cars, police cars and more
Holidays: Santa, reindeer, gingerbread men and more

Send your best movie FX ideas to an FX guru at ideas@picadelic.com

What’s New

Version 1.14.0

This update includes various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

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Should I buy it? Yes!

This app is amazingly awesome! I have made numerous videos with it, and they just keep getting better, thanks to the app. Unlike other apps it gives you multiple FREE effects. It's easy and fun to use. No stress, no long waiting. The video downloads within 10 seconds to your camera roll. No glitches with the app on my phone, and no crashing. You should download the FREE app now! I recommend buying some of the other filters, to really improve your videos. But many great effects are already included for FREE. That's right FREE. Download, and enjoy!

N00d!E ,

Shockingly Realistic!

Okay, so I’m super into film making, but I’m just a kid and I definitely don’t have enough budget to make my own visual effects, so I got this app. The free ones it gives you are pretty cool, but I recommend going ahead and paying the $20. It’s worth it. Me and my brother make fun videos all the time and I hope to make a whole film using some of these effects. I honestly was not expecting them to be realistic, but they actually are and look really cool in my videos. The only thing I have to complain about is that you can’t add effects to already-shot videos. Also, it’s really hard to get the timing right because it just shows a silhouette of the effect. If it could show the effects while videoing, then this app would be perfect! It definitely has it’s limitations, but if you’re looking for a good app, that’s not just a run for your money, then this is a great app for film making! One more thing, the “Chives” collection is kinda weird, to be honest, it’s kinda uncomfortable and sexist. But, that’s all. Thanks for reading this!

Dark Kommissar ,

Things to Consider

This app is fun but has it’s limitations. You can only add effects as you shoot. You can’t add effects to pre-existing video. I tried importing the videos I shot with this app into iMovie and found that they aren’t the same size as the landscape videos I shot with my phone. Black bars appear on the sides of the videos shot with this app. I found a way around that but you have to do some work to achieve some semblance of continuity. I have also noticed that the camera has to remain still for the effects to work, otherwise, they become distorted. On the positive side, the app’s staff respond to your emails pretty quickly. Hopefully, they listen to feedback and make their fun app an even better one.

App Privacy

The developer, Picadelic, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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