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Mobile Movies – The Best Of The Week – By Donna Donato

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Today TheAppWhisperer presents its first ever weekly ‘best of’ mobile movies Column curated by Donna Donato.

This is a brand new section and if you missed the original notification of it we can tell you a little more about it. Donna is going to be running our new and unique Mobile Movie Column. 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 Donna (you can find her on Flickr here) will curate the movie uploads to our new Flickr group – MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer – Donna will let me know her ‘Best of the Week’ selections and they will be added to this new section, every Saturday.

In Donna’s words – ”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.

This group is in its infancy and we would ask that you share our site 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.

The featured pieces this week are a selection of mobile video, photo montage and animation. Links to the videos on Flickr can be followed by selecting the names below. TheAppWhisperer and Donna would like to thank Fernando Prats, Giancarlo Beltrame, "Nettie Edwards and ">JQ Gaines for their interesting, creative and sometimes startling submissions. we would like to note that as well as the images, we enjoyed some of the original music very much. Hope you enjoy the selection.

Donna Donato

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Slow Cities By Fernando Prats

Videoclop: "Straight landscape" By Fernando Prats

My lunar eyes – By Giancarlo Beltrame

Clumber Street Shrine – By Lumilyon/Nettie Edwards

Annual Sikh Parade – By JQ Gaines

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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