Welcome the fifty-fourth showcase in our Mobile Movies Column, now curated and edited by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita. Every two weeks Vox and Baita will curate the movie uploads to our Flickr group MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer. They will view all the videos uploaded and comment on the ones selected.
Within this selection today, both Vox and Giulia have curated the movies and Vox has written the commentary this week, this will alternate (foreword by Joanne Carter).
All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices.
Please view and enjoy these fabulous mobile movies below. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Jo Sullivan, Dani Salvadori, Edward Santos and Roger Guetta.
So old so young’ by Jo Sullivan
‘So old so young’ by Jo Sullivan is a very artistic performance. We see a woman sitting in a dark cinema. The music starts. She delightfully removes a tricolor mask from her face. But behind the mask the same three intensive colours appear on the face. Her eyes are closed as if she was lost into the song, its lyrics and her own childhood memories. She uses her right hand to let the mask dance around her face. I cannot help perceiving her as wounded. Maybe a broken dream. Or maybe a dream not yet fulfilled. We are looking right into her soul, her colourful inner life. An intimate view. The slow motion effects and the dim light support this dreamy mood very well.
Hunt/Find?’ by Dani Salvadori
‘Hunt/Find?’ by Dani Salvadori. We are looking at something like the random footage of a surveillance camera. But we only see feet or more precisely moving shadows of pedestrian on a sidewalk. Blurred and blue as if we are under water. They cross each other like ants. The soundtrack creates a mood of suspense. It suggests an importance as if someone unknown behind the scene lets the puppets move. A feeling is coming up of “What will happen? What is the sense of this all? Are we all trapped in a matrix?“
‘The Last Beach House’ by Edward Santos
‘The Last Beach House’ by Edward Santos tells a brief but scary story. It looks like the most excitingly sequence taken out of a horror movie. We see a house which looks different than the other ones in the neighbourhood. The curiosity drives six friends to explore it during a creepy night. But what they discover is the punch line of this film. We see a lot of paintings. This final gives the story an ironic touch. Artist houses are always a bit different. This over dramatised piece of movie has its own charm and makes me smile.
‘Lava Roll’ by Roger Guetta
‘Lava Roll’ by Roger Guetta. He filmed very closely the slow „dance“ of green bubbles of a lava lamp and added soft crackling noises to the footage. This is a very simple solution to get mesmerising self-made visuals. It reminds me of early light shows at the end of the sixties.