Weekend of Mobile Videography with David Scott Leibowitz our Hot & Highly Talented New Mobile Movies Editor

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David Scott Leibowitz is precisely the artist that he wants to be, making precisely the types of mobile movies he wants to make, delivering them precisely on his own terms, which by no coincidence pair with our needs precisely. It is for this very reason that we unequivocally welcome him warmly with open arms into TheAppWhisperer family as our brand new Mobile Movies Editor. He’s not only scorching hot with intelligence to match, he’s also multi talented with this new medium. Leibowitz wanted to mark his entrance with a Weekend Article, naturally about mobile movies and here it is! Our weekend of mobile photography/art/videography is very popular, if you would like to review others that we have published, please go here. For now, enjoy! (forward by Joanne Carter).

“Moving visual art is not the same thing as still visual art. I love both. Since my film school education in the 70’s, weighted heavily towards experimental film forms, I’ve made moving visual images as often as I make still visual images. I’ve been making both types of mobile visual images using my iPhone for as long as iPhones have been around, now 9 years.

Retired now, I’m blessed that every day has a weekend vibe, so when Joanne asked me to share my “weekend” mobile image making process, I decided to share a moving visual image process.

Recently, Meri Walker and I took a short trip to the Ft. Bragg/ Mendocino area of Northern California to spend some quality time with some old friends of hers. Our plan for our return trip was to hug the coast and the northern most groves of protected Redwoods. Ripe with tons of visual possibilities, and traveling with another iPhone artist (iPhoneArtGirl) meant the creative juices would be flowing.

I cleared40 GB of free space on my iPhone 6sPlus for this weekend’s captures. Carrying a few Sandisk Xpand flash drives takes away my worry about running out of disk space, especially when shooting a lot of video.

Apps that make the most of my experimental film and old-school video art experience most relevant include FilMicPro, KinoGlitch, RollWorld, PaintedCam, Diptic Video, Videon, Imaengine, iMotion, Glitch Art, Dermandar’s Panorama, and Time Piles. (Legacy apps like Infinite Eye and Frame Delay still work on my 5s and 4s iPhones and I keep them for that reason.)

Along the coast, I shot three clips I knew would be well used as bases for moving visual art. When I’m shooting, I’m looking for simple events that I can convert into digestible slices of moving visual meditative art. These kinds of simple events are contained by static frames containing either nature’s movement or movement caused by the presence of human beings.

I enjoy transforming these simple events into various permutations, each with its own meditative qualities”.

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Mobile Videography – Cinematic ITALY – Shot on iPhone X in Brescia

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Matteo Bertoli is a videographer whom we have often featured and admired, not least with his latest film, filmed during the 2017 Christmas holidays when he went back home to Brescia in Italy.

“I decided to go out and shoot some clips with my iPhone X. Everything was handheld. No slider, no tripod, no lenses. Just my iPhone X and my hands. I used Filmic Pro to record every single clip. The app on the new iPhone X is absolutely perfect. No lags and no problems at all. 100% compatible with iOS 11. I recorded everything in 24p Filmic Extreme quality in 4k.

Everything was edited and graded in DaVinci Resolve 14 on my Macbook Pro 15″.

The music was scored by Martin Pankuweit for this particular video.

Take a look at this beautiful film below…

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International Mobile Motion Film Festival Winners

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The International Mobile Motion Film Festival is a brand new film festival based in Zurich, Switzerland screening work shot on smartphones, tablets and GoPro cameras.

We have great pleasure in publishing all the Winning films of the 2017 festival below The next festival will take place in May 2018 and submissions for it will be open in October 2017.

As you all know we have a dedicated Mobile Movies column here at TheAppWhisperer.com and within that we have a Flickr Group that allows all of our viewers to participate and submit their movies. To find that, please go here. We have some great videos there, please keep them coming so we can feature them in our forthcoming Showcase!

Giulia Baita expressed “The MoMo Festival, #momofilmfest Mobile Motion Film Festival is an important event for mobile cinema and TheAppWhisperer has followed it since it started. 

This year between May 27-28 the third edition took place in Zurich with great success. Mobile cinema is now a consolidated reality around the world. The ability to shoot a video with a smartphone has revolutionized cinematography and this has made it accessible to the many,  something that was previously just for professional filmmakers. 

In 2015, there were about 1.91 billion smartphones in use around the world. We do not know how many were used to create video content, but probably many. This inspired some enthusiasts filmakers to organize a Festival. The first Mobile Motion Film Festival was in 2015. 

During the past three years, the Festival has grown thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of Andrea Holle and her staff. TheAppWhisperer last year watched the live streaming festival and shared some posts involving dozens of mobile filmmakers within Mobile Movies . 

Mobile cinema has opened up borders to all fans of cinema or short film and today it involves many areas of our lives such as journalism, documentaries, experimental films and stories”.

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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #49

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Welcome back to our forty ninth post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

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Mobile Movie Competition with FiLMiC Pro App

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FiLMiC Pro is one of the leading professional mobile movie app’s available and today they have launched their Second Short Film Competition with over $25,000 in Prizes.

The competition period runs from now until 27th May, 2016. There are five categories and one special jury prize to the best film by a female mobile film maker.  The categories include, fiction, documentary, music, places and experimental.

The video must be no longer than five minutes in length and must be shot with a minimum of 70% FiLMiC Pro.

FiLMiC Pro retails for $9.99/£7.99 and you can download it here.

For the full set of rules, please go here.

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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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