Meet Our Users: Supporting U.S. Troops Through Music

We always love seeing the different creative uses that our users are finding for Magisto and this week one video caught our eye—a making of video for a song written for a U.S. Navy squadron. We reached out to the creator and he told us a little more about the story behind his great video.

We always love seeing the different creative uses that our users are finding for Magisto and this week one video caught our eye—a making of video for a song written for a U.S. Navy squadron.  We reached out to the creator and he told us a little more about the story behind his great video.

The video features artist DJ $crilla.  He explains, “A college friend of mine contacted me about creating a song for her husband’s squadron.  He is currently fighting for our country, along with the 200+ members of the squadron.  I thought this would be a really cool opportunity to do something and let them (Blue Blasters VFA-34) know how appreciated they are.”

Check out the Magisto video about the making of the song below and then read on to find out what else DJ $crilla had to tell us.

We asked DJ $crilla to explain the story behind his Magisto movie, and to let us know how he came across our app.  This is what he had to say:

“While recording the song, I thought it would be cool to document some of the footage on my iPhone.  I wanted to just capture a couple moments and share them with the squadron, to showcase the making of the song.”

“I graduated from Kent State with a degree in Electronic Media Production, so video editing is actually one of my specialties.  Unfortunately, I did not have access to any video editing software.  I looked at a few competitors but I wasn’t pleased with the functionality.  That’s when a simple Google search led me to Magisto.  I was immediately impressed with how easy it was.  My goal was to produce about a minute long video of the exciting parts of each clip…Well, Magisto took care of all that!”

“Take it from me, I know what it costs to pay an editor to edit video.  Magisto used professional transitions and cuts to deliver an exciting trailer.  I was even able to download an HD version of the clip, which was very affordable ($2.99) and put it on YouTube.”

“Overall, Magisto was perfect because it literally saved me hours of time and money.”

Interested to know how the Blue Blasters Anthem came out?  Take a listen below and share your thoughts in the comments.  Awesome track, DJ $crilla and thanks so much for sharing your story with us!

Note: If you’re interested in downloading one of your Magisto movies you can do so by clicking the download button from the video page.  Downloads cost between $0.99 and $2.99 depending on the quality.