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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iOS Photography App Tutorial – Imaengine – Illustrating your images – by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish this comprehensive iOS Photography App Tutorial on a wonderful app, that you may not be aware of, Imaengine.  Jerry Jobe puts it through its paces, don’t miss this. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Imaengine is free and you can download it here

“Is there a perfect app out there? An app that does everything it’s supposed to do, easily and quickly, yet fully adjustable by the user who wants more? No, I don’t think there is. There always seems to be something that doesn’t work quite right on your device.

So if I can’t have perfect, I’ll settle for fun. Apps that are full of different looks, and that spark creativity in different ways. That’s why I love Imaengine Vector Camera, by Luis Rivas, the app I’ll be covering today. As I take images through the different presets, I get ideas of how they can be used. Perhaps not just as they are, but combined with the original versions or other presets within Imaengine.

As the name implies, Imaengine creates vector output. Vector output can be “blown up” to any size, because the output is not pixels, but a mathematical description of the points and lines that make up the image. Increase the distance between the endpoints of all the lines in the image, and you’ve got a larger image, without having to turn one pixel into four. Increasing the pixels gives you jagged or blurred output, while changing the length of a line does not.

If you have math anxiety, however, fear not, because knowledge of how vector graphics are created is not necessary in order to have a lot of fun with Imaengine. Below you’ll see the opening splash screen. You’ve got four big buttons to get an input image into Imaengine. Camera and Real Time use the device’s camera, while Library gives you access to the Photo Library and Fresh is a quick way to get the most recent image on the Camera Roll.

 

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