Fabulous Film at Sundance Film Festival Shot using iPhone 5s and FiLMiC Pro App

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This is fabulous and is exactly why we promote mobile movies within our dedicated Column on TheAppWhisperer, edited by Donna Donato.

The Sundance Film Festival is known for showcasing more experimental films, but none more so than transgender prostitute movie Tangerine, shot almost entirely with the iPhone 5S.

Sean Baker’s comedy drama follows a trans woman on a Christmas Eve hunt for the Hollywood pimp who left her heartbroken. But while the film itself is surprising and fascinating, so are the means with which it was made.

Although many amateur films have used iPhone cameras, Tangerine is believed to be the first Sundance movie shot in full with an Apple product.

Baker decided to use iPhones to keep the indie film’s budget down and, by his reports, filming was “surprisingly easy”.

Actor James Ransone, who plays pimp Chester, was hesitant at first “out of pride”. “I’m like, Jesus Christ, man, I was on The Wire. I’ve ended up in in iPhone movies!” he told The Verge.

“Yes you can make a beautiful-looking film on a shoestring budget but you have to know 100 years worth of filmmaking.”

The crew used the Filmic Pro app to make Tangerine. A Steadicam help stabilise the phones and limit shaking, while anamorphic adapter lenses were attached to the cameras for a “cinematic” look.

Via The Independent

If you’d like to try FiLMiC Pro for yourself, you can download it here

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Pic of the Day (17) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day seventeen of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day section on Instagram with the #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

Today, we congratulate @Draman – Roger Guetta with his image ‘Rigging the Game‘. To view our previous Pic of the Day winners please go here.

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Mobile Art – Creative Tutorial with Wayman Stairs ‘Everyone Has Their Cross To Bear’

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We are hugely delighted to publish this absolutely fantastic creative mobile photography tutorial by Wayman Stairs, an amazing surreal mobile artist.  Stairs has provided a video tutorial as well as stills and text descriptions of each step. We are sure you will love this!  Over to you (foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

“In this video I will show the steps I took to create my image titled “Everyone Has their Cross to Bear”. All images were captured using my iPhone 5c and edited on my iPad 3, primarily with Art Studio.  Other apps used include iColorama and Glaze.  I use the photo transfer app to transfer images from my phone to my iPad because it does not lose the quality of the image and its easy to use.  All images are my own and I did not use a stylus for any of this, just lots of finger painting.  I am going to break this down by layer to hopefully simplify it.

Background Layer:

1.  Like many of my images, I start by creating a background.  So first thing I do is import (File/Import/Insert as a Layer/Import from Photos) a landscape image.  This one was previously blurred, but I did this using Art studio (AS) [Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur] and set both the horizontal and vertical radius to the maximum setting and hit apply”.

 

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Pic of the Day (16) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day sixteen of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day section on Instagram with the #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

Today, we congratulate @lorenka (Lorenka Campos) with her fabulous mobile art image entitled ‘Pieces of Me‘.  To view our previous Pic of the Day winners please go here.

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Mobile Journalism On The Day of the Charlie Hebdo Shootings…

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Fascinating account of mobile journalism on the day of the Charlie Hebdo shootings by Nick Garnett  – North of England Reporter for BBC Radio 5 live.

“On the day of the Charlie Hebdo shootings I was sent out to Paris to report for BBC Radio 5 live as the events unfolded. When I came back to Britain I made some notes about the way we and other broadcasters had worked in Paris. The following details some of the ways we were able to broadcast from a fast-changing and fluid news event using mobile technologies as well as more mainstream methods:

The shootings in Paris took the world by surprise. The scramble to get to France meant everyone had to make quick decisions. With two hours’ notice of catching a flight to Paris, there was little time to pack. We would be arriving in Paris with an hour before my station’s evening news programme, Drive, started. As we were flying in to Charles De Gaulle airport, I knew the journey into the city at that time of day would take the best part of an hour”.

Go here to read more…

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iOS Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Artista Impresso by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish this very interesting tutorial of the new app by JixiPix Software called Artista Impresso.  Over to you Jerry. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Artista Impresso retails for $2.99/£1.99 and you can pick it up here

“JixiPix Software is always coming up with new art-based photo manipulation apps. They’ve worked with oils with their Artista Oil; water with Artista Haiku and Aquarella; Japanese woodblock with Moku Hanga; pencils with Artista Sketch; even half-tone printing with PopDot.

Their new product, Artista Impresso, is less about the medium than the method. Impressionism is more about the feeling of movement and changing light than it is about the tools used. So it’s made with many short, rough strokes that literally give an impression of the subject.

As with most JixiPix products, there are separate apps for the iPhone and iPad, and should be bought separately. Many times I will buy the iPhone version and install it on both. In this case, I bought the iPad “HD” version alone, as I cannot see the detail on the iPhone”.

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COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART AND THE #JJ COMMUNITY UNVEIL LARGEST MOBILE PHOTO EXHIBITION

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The Columbus (OH) Museum of Art and the #jj Community present #MobilePhotoNow, the largest mobile photography exhibition ever organized by a museum, February 6 – March 22, 2015. #MobilePhotoNow highlights the emerging art form of mobile photography and the impact of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression.

“One of our goals at the Museum is to foster creativity,” said Nannette V. Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director. “#MobilePhotoNow speaks to that goal and to our commitment to innovation and our belief in the transformative power of art. ”

“Smart phones and social media have dramatically changed photography,” said Jennifer Poleon, CMA Digital Communications Manager and organizer for #MobilePhotoNow. “People all over the world can experiment, create and connect thanks to the camera we carry in our pockets.”

#MobilePhotoNow  is the next evolution in CMA’s ongoing initiative to connect people to art and each other. In 2012, CMA was the first museum to present an exhibition drawn entirely from Instagram. CMA used its critically acclaimed exhibition The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951 as the inspiration for a series of photo hunts. The prompts, based on the assignments the original Photo League artists gave one another, generated more than 800 submissions and gave life to an installation of 30 works in the Museum’s Community Gallery.

The energy generated by the Photo Hunts attracted the attention of Josh Johnson whose #jj on Instagram is one of the world’s largest and most active communities of photographers. CMA and #jj Community partnered throughout October to post themed photo challenges that engaged the mobile photography community. More than 5,000 photographers from 89 different countries submitted nearly 45,000 images. The resulting exhibition, co-presented by CMA and #JJ, will feature more than 300 images from nearly 230 photographers representing 40 different countries.

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Pic of the Day (15) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day fifteen of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day section on Instagram with the #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

Today, we congratulate @phot0bug (Jane Schultz) with her fabulous image ‘Don’t paint the sun anymore Paint the moon and the stars. In the autumn sky Paint me cool blue waters With shades of gray (-the czars). To view our previous Pic of the Day winners please go here.

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Accessibility Education – Pairing Hearing Aids to Your iPhone or iPad

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As many of you will know, I was very recently fitted with some totally fabulous high end digital hearing aids. I’m so excited about these devices! We have a Photo Education and Accessibility section within TheAppWhisperer and our editor Luis Perez covers this.  Luis is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose work focuses on accessibility and inclusive design. He received his doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida in 2013 and is the author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog.

I wanted to include a section about pairing hearing aids with your iOS device because it’s an important part of our lives.  It’s possible to connect Bluetooth enabled hearing aids as well as special Made of iPhone (and iPad) hearing aids can also be placed into “live listen” mode where anyone with a hearing impairment can use the iPhone’s mic helps pick up conversation and sound. Apple maintains a list of iOS devices and their hearing aid compatibility (HAC) ratings:

In my case, I do not have ‘Made for iPhone’ compatible hearing aids – my models are made by Phonak.  I have attached a chart of the Made for iPhone hearing aids available and the model numbers below.

It is still possible though to put your iOS device into ‘Hearing Aid Mode’ which improves audio quality whilst using your device. Here’s how to do this as well as how to pair your hearing aids if you do have Bluetooth within them:

 

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Streets Ahead – Challenge 9 – Selfies on the Street – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our Streets Ahead Challenge 9 ‘Selfies on the Street’ results.  This challenge was different to our previous selfie challenge (which was in the style of Vivian Maier). This time, we wanted you to capture people taking selfies of themselves on the street – ‘social media models’.

With many congratulations to Dani Salvadori, Tuba Korhan, Armineh Hovansian, Basak Aytek, Lee Atwell and Saskia Howard for being featured this time.  Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curated this challenge and to Gina Costa for the text.

(We would like Streets Ahead to be and interactive group, and for members to try to participate in the challenge). If you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community (see links below).

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

Flickr Challenge Group (this is a social group to enter your images for our Challenges)

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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