Welcome back to the forty first 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 ones selected.
”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 October 5, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Vanessa Vox, NaProsvet1_Natali Prosvetova, Andrea Bigiarini, Armineh Hovanesian, Ger Van den Elzen Photography, Aldo Pacheco, o~, kimartino1 Hipstafiend_Kim Martino, and Yannick Brice 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.
‘October the 3rd, 2014 (Waiting Waiting)’ – Vanessa Vox
This piece could serve as a universal depiction of the waiting experience. Seconds and minutes slow to an interminable crawl while the unceasing tick of the clock and in this case, slightly melodramatic music serve as a soundtrack.
‘Broaden your horizons, open your mind’ – NaProsvet1_Natali Prosvetova
Liked the scratchy sound of what I took to be a vinyl album being played as we watch distorted, reflected images flowing like lava lamps.
‘Waiting for Roger Guetta‘ – Andrea Bigiarini
I, too, am a member of the Florence/Firenze fan club. It was a pleasure and also brought a smile to tour the piazza and adjacent areas accompanied by the funky beat of “Sai-K-Delic Party”. Loved the hand and feet montage!
’66 degress in Escondido‘ – Armineh Hovanesian
Liked this piece, which felt like it was shot early morning when the temperature was pleasant and the environs quiet and calm. Even the hand rippling the water was soothing and gentle.
‘Lonely pedestrian’ – Ger Van den Elzen Photography
The image of walking, looking down rather than around combined with the slightly melancholy music was evocative of the loneliness which can stealthy enter one’s life.
‘La Ley de la Ciudad’ – Aldo Pacheco
At first glance we appear to get a drive-by view of a town replete with an accident scene, tv news crews and gawkers. A little further down the road there are even monster trucks. On second glance, it’s a completely different scenario.
‘OnceInALullaby ‘ – o~
Yes, this is a wedding video which we enter just as the couple have been pronounced husband and wife. Harry Nilsson’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow” is sure to tug at your emotional heartstrings. Regardless of your views on matrimony, you’ll send good wishes to this charming couple for a long and happy marriage.
‘The winning home run at the Cubs vs the Dodgers at Wrigley Field in Chicago’ – kimartino1 Hipstafiend_Kim Martino
This ‘home movie’ provides an excellent souvenir of a good time. Nothing better than cheering on the hometown team as the batter hits a home run or two.
‘Wait and Sea My little Manon’ – Yannick Brice
The title’s play on words combined with the image at first seemed playful but on reflection I couldn’t help wondering if the two weren’t either a caution and/or an admonishment.