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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 42 – by Donna Donato

Welcome back to the forty second 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 ones selected.

”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, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Armineh Hovanesian, bobocinema_Giancarlo Beltrame, Vanessa Vox, DraMan/ Roger_Roger Guetta, jessylovesyoou_Jessy Menchaca and ARCHiPhone 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

’Stop!‘  – Armineh_H

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Liked this sepia colored video with its extreme close-up of a woman saying, “stop” in a variety of ways. This piece could easily be a public service announcement for any number of things.

‘Oltre il conflitto – Beyond and above the conflict’ – bobocinema_GiancarloBeltrame

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Viewing this mesmerizing, brightly colored piece was reminiscent of watching a nature show. These industrious creatures are called workers for a reason.

‘September the 12th, 2014’ – Vanessa Vox

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This piece made me think of the sea. The subject’s hair blowing in slow-motion was almost like undulating seaweed and the way the video was shot gave the impression of being on a ship’s deck, looking up to see the figurehead facing ahead, stoically enduring.

‘Latitude Oasis’ – DraMan/ Roger_Roger Guetta

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The lazily floating yellow orbs are soothing on the eye while the audio causes the ears to perk up. Several times found myself wondering what the sources of the sounds were.

‘Untitled’ – jessylovesyoou_Jessy Menchaca

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This quiet piece offers a glimpse of a lovely nymph and cascading water.

‘Living Planet Demo’ – ARCHiPhone

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Watching this video was like looking at a futuristic type of transportation that rotates and spins like a jet engine or roulette wheel.  Loved the ambient sound. This is a great demonstration of the Living Planet video effect.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]