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“Framed”: an iPhone silent movie starring…a camera

In Mael Sevestre’s romantic short, a mid-20th-century photographer  makes a magical discovery when looking at the world through the lens of his ancient (to modern eyes) twin-lens Yashica camera, circa 1957. Shot with an iPhone 4S, “Framed” illustrates the technique of including shots taken from the protagonist’s point of view. This can be an effective way…

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“Come Sweet Earth”: trailer for a sci fi web series

Canadian John Celona has won prizes for both his screenwriting and his movie productions. He’s been making movies for 15 years. The trailer shown here is for a 9-episode web series set to premier January 2015. The logline: An entity arrives from a distant galaxy and is hungry, very hungry.

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“The Other Side”: mobile moviemaking using green screen

Conrad Mess’ short horror flick–“The Other Side”—is a tribute to black and white romantic horror movies. The winner of the Phonetastic-Sitges International Film Festival, this trailblazing movie was shot using an iPhone 5 and CGI backgrounds. Thrills aside, the 17-minute movie, also honored at the iPhone Film Festival, makes a loud statement about the ability…

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“Apple of My Eye”: a fantasy video that went viral

Just three years after the introduction of the iPhone, this 2010 short drama demonstrated the flexibility of mobile cinematography. Incredibly—as you’ll see in the related “making of” video— “Apple of My Eye” was not only shot using the iPhone but also edited on the phone. The film was created by Michael Koerbel and Anna Elizabeth…

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“Magic Bullet”: the challenges of shooting a drama on a mobile

Magic Bullet is a short-film adaptation of The Cure – a feature film script that Errol Schwartz wrote mid-2010. In the process of seeking funds for the feature film, Schwartz decided to make a short and hopefully use it to pique investor’s interest in the feature. To make this short calling card more compelling he thought, “Why not…

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