Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Make a Harlem Shake Video On Your Phone!

For those of you that keep up with viral videos on the internet or hear about them by word of mouth, you've probably recognized the Harlem Shake as the next big thing. This completely freestyle and easy to do dance has swept the internet from social networks to YouTube as people interpret it in their own versions. Some are bad, some are hilarious, but the common theme is how simple yet effective they can be. Well, it is likely after watching one of these spin-offs to try an create your own. For those of you that don't know how, here's an easy way to do so right from your Android or iDevice. Best of all, they're both free


What is the Harlem Shake?

For those of you that know what it is, you can agree it is impossible to describe with words, but here's my attempt. It consists of a group of people going about their day, except one person who is dancing and often wearing a weird helmet or outfit. Once the music, "Harlem Shake" by Bauuer, reaches the drop, the scene cuts to everyone dancing in a ballistic fashion.

Just watch this video of an office edition of the Harlem Shake for example.



The iPhone App

The app for iPhone is simply called 'The Harlem Shake.' This app also does a pretty good job at explaining what the Shake is to the unenlightened with some examples. Its function is pretty basic as it just allows you to film two separate clips, before and after the drop, and it syncs the music for optimum quality. For those on iOS that want their own Harlem Shake...go nuts!

The Android App

The app for Android is called more uniquely as Harlem Shake Creator Lite. It has basically the same function as the Apple Version with easy step-by-step instructions and explanations. The only downfall of this one is that the pro version is required to save videos to your device. This can be easily avoided as you can simply upload the video on YouTube with any Google Account as private and then use a video downloader to download the file.

Download (Free):

iOS

Android