By Andrew Liszewski
My general lack of music knowledge makes karaoke an uninteresting prospect for me, but applying the same general concept to movies? Now you’ve got my attention. Yoostar does just that and uses a special piece of software as well as a webcam and portable greenscreen to turn your PC or laptop into an easy to use compositing suite. You simply select a role from one of the included movie scenes, shoot your part and I assume the software does the rest to insert you into your favorite flick.
When it’s released in August Yoostar will come with a selection of famous movie scenes to choose from, though I have to wonder if there are many movie buffs who’ve been dying to recreate Harrison Ford’s role in Witness? But over time new scenes and roles will be released, and you can request scenes from your favorite movies on the Yoostar website. The kit is available for pre-order now with an MSRP of $169.95, and probably due to copyright issues will only be available in the U.S.