There are Internet fads that have gone extremely viral to such an extent that almost everyone on Facebook or Twitter has had their say in these trends that come and go. First, we had the Harlem Shake, then the Ice Bucket Challenge and the latest example is the so-called Mannequin Challenge. Let's just cross our fingers and wish somebody comes up with a Thich Quang Duc Challenge.
What is the Mannequin Challenge all about?
You probably already know what it's about if you've seen Joe Hart trying to defend his goal for England, Manchester City or Torino. No, it's not about trying to save shots by just staring at the ball (a method that has been proven highly inefficient), but instead, it's about recording videos in which the main characters remain totally still whilst the camera moves around. The same effect that we've seen in plenty of music videos was brought to Twitters by a group of students from Jacksonville, although they don't seem to study too much.
Black Beatles is the official soundtrack for these videos.
The application to create and edit these videos
And that's where Mannequin Challenge Creator comes in, an application for iPhone and iPad with which you can easily create your very own videos in just a few steps. How to make a Mannequin Challenge? Just follow these instructions:
- Step 1: choose a video from your gallery or record it from the app.
- Step 2: all stay still without moving.
- Step 3: automatically apply the song and send it to whoever you want.
This fad has been followed all over the world: football teams, famous celebrities, even Barack Obama. Just to a look around YouTube to find out what mankind is capable of doing...