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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 15 – By Donna Donato


Welcome back to the fifteenth article in the 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 November 23, 2013. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: devine1225aaa, anders_1980 and ozorai_a 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


‘Koprolalie’ – devine1225aaa

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‘Koprolalie’ provided a brief flashback to my clubbing days. The fast paced editing of black and white multi-layered images interspersed with brief flashes of light accompanied by a ‘move your body’ track brought back those days of dancing for hours under strobe lights in hot, packed clubs. I really liked the piece and would enjoy seeing the longer version.

‘Haldenflug Oktober Bob Marley Lon Long Winter’ – anders_1980

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Watching anders_1980’s piece is probably the closest  I’ll ever come to doing this kind of sport but I certainly felt like giving it a try. Who among us hasn’t wanted to fly? It sometimes seemed a lot of work to catch the air current but then when he did it was well worth it. Relaxing music for an activity that could probably be a little stomach knotting. Loved the shadow of the ‘sail’.

‘Somewhere In Time’ – ozorai_a

Flickr link

‘Somewhere In Time’ is an appropriate title for this montage because you actually have no idea what century you’re viewing. Initially I was slightly puzzled because I thought perhaps ozorai_a had photographed vintage photos using the Hipstamatic tintype film.  Subsequently I read a comment that these were actors photographed in costume while on the set of a WWI film. The piano music and beautiful portraits produce (and reproduce) a lovely, melancholic glimpse of another, distant 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.