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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 46 – by Donna Donato

Welcome back to the forty-sixth 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 December 13, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Vanessa Vox, Armineh Hovanesian, Jiri Dvorak, SLP, giulia.baita_Giulia Baita and philippe_schlossberg_Philippe Schlossberg 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

‘December the 9th, 2014’ – Vanessa Vox

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This video of a solitary leaf tumbled and tossed by the wind was slightly melancholy and to some degree exemplified the ambience of this time of year.  I liked the transition to the moody time-lapsed sky.

‘Come and go as you are’ – Armineh Hovanesian

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Loved the colors and images in this video. There is something sexy about driving at night, watching the head and tail lights of the moving traffic, the notion of people coming and going, headed who knows where.

‘ip_20141025_1815.mp4’ – Jiri Dvorak

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As I watched this man playing his fire-spitting tuba couldn’t help wondering if he was experiencing an unpleasant taste. I am assuming the flames were actually shot and not added in post-production. Loved hearing “You’re the Cream in My Coffee” and watching the river traffic in the background.

’A flowers child‘  – SLP

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Liked this sepia-colored photomontage presented as a silent film with its flickering and scratched screen reminiscent of a super 8mm projection. The images are lovely and called forth memories of another époque.

‘Wherever you go you will encounter increasingly in yourself‘  – giulia.baita_Giulia Baita

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This Matter piece brought to mind something I’ve always believed, wherever we go we leave a piece of ourselves. This leaving behind can be metaphysical, physical or sociological.

‘Thousand possible worlds‘  – giulia.baita_Giulia Baita

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Giulia Baita’s second Matter video caused me to think about and google the Theory of Parallel Universes. Both of Giulia’s Matters videos included in this showcase could loosely offer a reference to the multiverse theory.

’self – “mattered” version‘  – philippe_schlossberg_Philippe Schlossberg

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Enjoyed this multi-layered, multi-textured Matter piece. The watchful eye peeking through the spinning, open triangular pyramid gave the impression of being omniscient.

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.