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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 14 – By Donna Donato

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Welcome back to the fourteenth 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 October 18, 2013. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Capt. John_Capt. John’s iPhonography, h_plus0512_Izumi Horaguchi 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.

 

Donna Donato

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‘Sandy Spit, BVI ’ – Capt. John_Capt. John’s iPhonography

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An all too brief glimpse of a white sand, tree covered beach surrounded by turquoise water. Indeed, as the accompanying song suggests we may have found paradise.

‘A circus show’ – h_plus0512_Izumi Horaguchi

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When watching h_plus0512_Izumi Horaguchi’s piece the viewer experiences the sensation of sitting in the bleachers of what appears to be a one-ring, lo-tech circus. The silhouette of other attendees helps to reinforce that ‘right there’ impression. The scratchy b/w 8mm effect and the grandiose music combined with the lone performer’s pirouettes and cartwheels brought back memories of my first circus.

‘Autumnal morning sky’ – olivierbxl_Olivier

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I loved this time-lapse of planes streaking across the morning sky almost like shooting stars. The many contrails and clouds created a kind of plaid pattern.  All of the planes seemed headed in the same direction and I couldn’t help wondering where those hundreds of people were going to or coming from.

Fire & Ice’ – olivierbxl_Olivier

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olivierbxl_Olivier’s second offering, “Fire & Ice” was a surprise because I am used to his silent or ambient  sound nature pieces. This time he has created a stylized time-lapse video with a musical track.  I enjoyed watching the transformation of ice and the pulsating flame set to music.

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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