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Mobile Movie of the Week

The Mirrored Selfie: “Here’s Looking at You”

Artist Paul Taylor uses a mirrored costume–a “selfiesurt”–to explore human interaction in the digital era.

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Shooting a Bio Documentary

A short documentary—”Space Van Man”—can serve as a model for creating your own bio documentaries.

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Genre Mixing: Music Video + Travelogue

The originality of many great movies comes from blending two seemingly different genres. Examples of genre mixing include “The God Father” (crime movie + family movie) and “Terminator” (sci fi + love story). We see this process with “Kicking The Clouds,” a music video that also is a travelogue. The video features Lazy Habits, a…

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The Art of Slow Motion in a Sports Video

Slow motion is an easy-to-use but powerful technique for creating memorable sports videos.

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The Art of Homage: a Twist on Psycho’s Shower Scene

Regg Skwarko’s “Steam” immediately brings to mind Psycho’s shower scene. But—spoiler alert—there is a terrific twist. The film is one of the finalists in the 2017 Cinephone Film Fest. Anything else we might say about it would ruin your viewing experience, so instead, let’s talk about the art of homage. In the world of film…

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Music Video with a Message Wins at MoMo Film Fest

Jessica Janos dedicated “Acid Waves” to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Music videos aren’t known for delivering searing messages, and perhaps that risk-taking effort partly explains why the video, featuring music by Pale Blue, won the Mobile Motion Film Festival “Best Music Video Award.” But “Acid Waves” is not only issue oriented but highly entertaining. In…

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