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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 12 – By Donna Donato

Welcome back to the twelfth 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 September 28, 2013. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Ferguscat1_Liz Traynot, Poetic Medium and olivierbxl_Olivier for their submissions.  Take a look at these latest gems; you’ll be glad you did.  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.


’A Tale of Two Signs _ Episode 1’ – Ferguscat1_Liz Traynot

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This clever piece made me smile. The images, perhaps the photographs’ post processing treatment, brought to mind the Dick and Jane books that were once required reading in American kindergartens. This, however, is a very adult story that you’ll just have to view for yourself!  There’s a promised continuation of the tale and I for one am looking forward to it.

‘[DRoPS]’ – Poetic Medium

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Poetic Medium does it again.  This time a puddle, reflection and raindrops set to anticipatory music.  Caught myself leaning in closer to observe the ‘action’. Found it a mesmerizing piece.

‘Countryside June Compliation’ – olivierbxl_Olivier

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The autumnal equinox has come and gone with many still clinging to the summer that seemed so brief. Here’s a final glimpse of the countryside in its lush June finery.

‘Snowy Day in Belgium’ – olivierbxl_Olivier

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Olivierbxl provides a second video that is a reminder of things to come. The images of the last of summer’s greenery nestled under and poking through a thick layer of snow with more flakes pelting down is beautiful but… Please no snow too soon!

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.