Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 55 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

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Welcome the fifty-fifth showcase in our Mobile Movies Column, curated and edited by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita.  Every two weeks Vox and Baita will curate the movie uploads to our Flickr group MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer.  They will view all the videos uploaded and comment on the ones selected.

Within this selection today, both Vox and Giulia have curated the movies and Giulia has written the commentary this week, this will alternate (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices.

Please view and enjoy these fabulous mobile movies below.  We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Dani Salvadori, Stef LP, Judith Reismann, Karen Axelrad and Armineh Hovanesian.

‘Project Peloton’ – Dani Salvadori

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The video of Dani Salvadori portrays a bicycle race in London a few weeks ago. Edit and music are perfectly in line with the scene that seems set in the second half of the 1800’s. It is a very original example of a Street Movie.

‘Of Lives Lived at Grand Central Stations’ – SLP

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Seize the moment of a movement, a gesture, a portrait in the crowd. The eye of the photographer is attentive and the edit fascinating. In this video, music and images seem to mark time in a fast train station. Very interesting work.

‘Full Moon’ – Judith Reismann

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The woman who comes down the stairs and runs. But what and why? The still image focuses on her feet faster and the music creates a state of waiting. In just a few seconds of a repeated movement reminiscent of a futuristic framework of G. Balla or a scene from the film by Alfred Hitchcock, “The Man Who Knew Too much.” Fascinating!

‘Drive Through’ – Karen Axelrad

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Shoot a complete movie inside a car while the brushes of the car wash are performing. This video stops the image to watch the front window, while water and brushes move. A scene becomes surreal, a reality that is crushed and deformed by water and movement. And in the end, the image crisp and clear of a city. A daily scene, thanks to the eye of Karen Axelrad, becomes a metaphor.

‘Searching for Shade’ – Armineh Hovanesian

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The image runs along the railing of a balcony and includes the shadows produced by the railing. Straight lines and the horizontal lines seem to follow a rhythm. The shadow sets the time and pitch of the author among those shadows and at the end, it appears as its own shadow on the wall. But there is something intangible. Suggestive work!

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