Welcome back to the thirty-sixth article in the column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have wanted to launch a mobile movie section for some time. Now seems to be perfect, the new Flickr upgrade will allow for a full three minutes of 1080p HD quality video per single film and you can have as many as you have storage space for. Each week I (you can find me on Flickr here) will curate the movie uploads to our new Flickr group – MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer – I will view all the videos uploaded and comment on the chosen ones.
“The internet has created other crossroads for films and videos. Mobile devices have democratized not only photography but also video-making. The availability of apps that give digital video the appearance of analogy film, such as grainy black and white super-8, is exciting and important. Now anyone with the desire can make a home movie or ‘film’ and upload it to the web. It is interesting to see what stories and messages people are creating and disseminating.”
All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices.
Here is TheAppWhisperer’s video showcase for July 12, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Ger Van den Elzen Photography, Diane Nicholette Jeon, Robin Robertis, Vanessa Vox, Cara Gallardo Weil, iCatMorris_Cat Morris, Armineh_H, olivierbxl_Olivier, Aldo Pacheco and Hans Borghorst for their submissions. Take a look at these latest gems; you’ll be glad you did. Please share our Column with your family and friends, encouraging them to create and submit their mobile videos. We are seeking all platforms, Windows, Android, iOS… Joanne Carter and I will also be scouring the web in search of mobiles movies to present to our readers.
‘Let the Game begin’ – Ger Van den Elzen Photography
This video backs up the notion that supporters of the Netherlands’ Clockwork Orange soccer team rally around their ball club and also know how to throw a great party. Too bad the team didn’t make it to the final match.
‘Requiem’ –Diane Nicholette Jeon
Requiem is the act or token of remembrance. Since we in the northern hemisphere are currently in the midst of the traditional vacation season many may relate in some small way to this piece.
‘Untitled – nature sparkles’ – Robin Robertis
When I screened this short video I thought, “Now that you mention it.” Watch and you’ll understand.
‘Mirroring the making of’ – Vanessa Vox
I liked this silent, sepia colored film and the idea of the videographer creating infinite images of herself.
‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’ – Cara Gallardo Weil
This video, using b/w images of vintage racecars and music often associated with early cinema newsreels gives a quick glimpse of what a speedway of yesteryear might look like.
‘Bouncy’ – iCatMorris_Cat Morris
Loved this colorful film with its animated ball, bong song and child’s laughter.
‘Benefit of finding shade on a holiday‘ – Armineh_H
Yes, finding shade has many benefits, not least of which are well-defined shadows of a human and the sheltering leaves of a plant.
‘Rainy days’ – olivierbxl_Olivier
This piece provides lovely images of a rain-drenched garden while listening to the perfect combination on Eric Satie and running water.
‘Memories’ – Aldo Pacheco
This video with its early 20th century ‘processing’ has managed to create, while it was being shot, the appearance of a souvenir of some earlier time. Enjoyed the music Aldo Pacheco created for this piece.
‘Snailocosm’ – Hans Borghorst
Have to admit it’s rare I see a live snail in its shell because usually they’re on my plate in another state. Realized as I watched this little creature slowly inching along, another culinary item is no longer on my ‘to eat’ list.