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“The Man Who Lived on His Bike”: dedicated to a bicycling father

Most of us have used bicycles for transportation, perhaps to go to school or work or visit friends. Some have taken long-distance treks. But it is safe to say that few people–while biking–have picked out a wardrobe, fried an egg for breakfast, scoured the pan, completed a crossword puzzle, and used a laptop. Montreal filmmaker Guillaume…

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“Memory 22”: an experiment in stop motion

Bill Newsinger’s “Memory 22” won third prize at the Mobil Film Festival 2013 In the following behind-the-scenes narrative, Bill shares some of the tricks that went into his magical movie. Memory 22 was shot on my iphone 4s using the Hipstamatic app and the Tintype Snap Pak. Most of it was hand held but a couple…

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“Fools Parade”: a psychedelic music video

Jeffrey Turboff earns his bread and butter working nights, editing for ABC News’ Nightline—but he’s also got a passion for creative indie projects such as the dazzling music video “Fools Parade,” which he directed for the band Trumpeter Swan. Although our policy is to keep articles to just a few hundred words, Jeffrey’s description of…

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“Himalayan Tsunami”: a grassroots news report

In 2013, Indian filmmaker Shiva Prasad was trapped in a Himalayan tsunami. Having survived the onslaught, Shiva documented the catastrophe using his Samsung  GT-N7100. This experiment in spontaneous reportage earned him Second Place in the 2014 Mobil Film Festival. Shiva was born in Rajahmundry, a holy town in the eastern part of India. He writes:…

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