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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 2 – By Donna Donato

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Welcome back to our second article in our fabulous new Column, Mobile Movies curated by myself. We have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have been wanting to launch a mobile movie section for some time. Now seems to be perfect, the new Flickr upgrade will allow for a full 3 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 and comment on the chosen ones.

”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 June 8, 2013. This Column is in its infancy therefore we are showcasing all submitted videos. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: anders_1960, ó brendan, oneday123/Andrew B. White for their submissions.

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.

Donna Donato

‘Cleaning Up The Garage’ – anders_1960

link to Flickr page

 

anders_1960’s ‘cleaning up the garage’ is a time-lapse video comprised of Hipstamatic images. The piece brings a smile because who hasn’t wished their garage would magically clean, organize and rearrange itself?

‘Nothing<–>Everything’ – ó brendan

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I really liked the sound and some of the imagery of Nothing<–>Everything by ó brendan. I couldn’t help thinking of the thousands of nameless people who have lived and died and how we, the living, are walk on their bones.

‘Car Wash’ – Andrew B White/oneday123

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Andrew B. White’s ‘Car Wash’ with it’s soap and water streaked windows and turning brushes washing a nonexistent vehicle made me nostalgic for the Brooklyn car wash we used to frequent.
Again, a big thank you to anders_1960, ó brendan, oneday123 and Andrew B. White for submitting their work.

‘The Seeing Wheel’ – oneday123/Andrew White

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‘The seeing wheel’ by oneday123 with its slightly varied repetitive images, sometimes scratched frames and sparse sound brought to mind the work Luis Buñuel and Man Ray. Rather than a wheel, I kept thinking of some sort of metronome marking the passage of time.

 

Donna is an image-maker, historian by training and a film/video editor by vocation. From a very early age she was smitten with images of all kinds. Donna absolutely loves film and filmmaking. Currently she lives in Paris, a city that has had a long and passionate love affair with ‘the movies’ and is one of the crossroads for world cinema.

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