A flashy movie editing program called Super LoiLoScope MARS has taken Japan by storm, with 20 million downloads, reports the New York Times — and its ease of use could have implications for U.S. students. The software comes from the six-person outfit LoiLo, and it’s aimed at people trying to edit movies for the first time. Users can edit their movies on the fly, without making tweaks and then waiting for the movie to render and reflect those changes. In another touch that could appeal to students, the company’s founders both worked at video game companies before starting LoiLo. Their video game experience seems to have carried over to the editing software, giving it a colorful look and a game-like feel. Instead of the sterile editing bars that are typical of most video editing software, there are cartoon-like icons for controlling things such as fading music in and out or tweaking the angle of a photo…

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