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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 4 – By Donna Donato

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Welcome back to the fourth article in our fabulous new Column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer 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 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 29, 2013. This Column is in its infancy therefore we are showcasing all submitted videos. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Poetic Medium, anders_1960 and Andrew B. White for their submissions. Watch these great little gems and expect to experience an array of emotions in quick succession.

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

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‘[bAg]’ – Poetic Medium

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Enjoyed watching this ghostly, synchronized bag dance film. The music, image color and split screen were wonderful accomplices in creating a feeling of enchantment edged with a little dread.

‘Paper My Phone’ – anders_1960

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This animation had me smiling and nodding my head to the beat as I watched an iPhone and one of my favorite camera apps come into existence. The Dr. Z letterhead tablet was a very nice touch!

‘Icicle’ – Andrew B. White

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Who knew one could experience a moment of sadness when an icicle returns to its original form. The unsettling part of this equation is that one is unsure what the original substance was. The staccato music, atmospheric background and film color helped to create a mournful and unsettling feeling.

By Donna Donato

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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