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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 18 – By Donna Donato

Welcome back to the eighteenth 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 wanted to launch a mobile movie section for some time. Now seems to be perfect, the new Flickr upgrade will allow for a full three 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 January 25, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Vanessa Vox, Olivier_Olivierbxl, devine1225aaa/Ioannis Sidiropoulos 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.


‘January the 17th 2014’ – Vanessa Vox

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This piece’s old super 8 film-look combined with the playful / menacing music made me think of a recently viewed Charlie Chaplin film.  Was glad to catch a glimpse of grasses because that path certainly was rocky. I kept wondering where the person was and if s/he needed to run.

‘Burning’ – Olivier_Olivierbxl

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For me the time-lapse film, ‘Burning’ was both a meditation on flames and a flame dance. Enjoyed the film’s pacing which was both pressing and hypnotic at the same time.  Enjoyed the brief respite it provided.

‘chaotic thoughts’ –  devine1225aaa_Ioannis Sidiropoulos

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Driven by suspenseful music the viewer reads words quickly jotted on black strips of paper. I didn’t find the mix of thoughts chaotic at all and chuckled when reading the last note.  My major complaint: this felt like a tease; it ended entirely too soon. Would love to see a longer version.

‘Melting’ – Olivier_Olivierbxl

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Olivier_Olivierbxl’s second time-lapse film reminded me of a scientific film about our melting polar caps and/or sci-fi film footage of a melting ice planet. I especially enjoyed the close-ups of the ice changing form and smiled when reading the music credit. Yes, even outer space has an audio cue!

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.


  • MaryJane Sarvis

    Really enjoying these weekly posts. I’ve even started shooting video since watching. Thanks for this column Joanne and Donna!

    • Donna Donato

      MaryJane… good to hear that you enjoy the posts and THRILLED that you’ve begun shooting! please consider sharing with us!