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Steven Soderbergh’s Next Movie is an iPhone Shot Thriller

Steven Soderbergh shoots a low-budget thriller using an iPhone.

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The Ethics of Fitting Animals with Cameras

There is a huge amount of video showing falcons in flight. But recently, National Geographic collaborated with a company that trains falcons to go a step further. To reveal the bird’s point of view, a tiny camera was attached to the back of a falcon. The bird then went about its job of scaring away other birds that were damaging…

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Mobile-shot Footage Included in Refugee Documentary

Celebrated artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei shot part of “Human Flow” using smartphone and drone footage. The monumental documentary, about the current worldwide refugee crisis, was filmed in 23 countries. Here’s the trailer. David Ehrlich provides a detailed analysis of this important movie in Indirewire.  The film, which covers the plight of millions of people…

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“Inspiring Account of a Gardener” Wins People’s Choice Award

Varun Mehta has won the People’s Choice Award in MobileMovieMaking’s video interview contest. Mehta’s story of a man planting trees to improve the environment received 56 comments. In thanking the many people who wrote about his video, the filmmaker, based in India, explained the challenge he faced during the production–the subject was ill and having trouble…

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Red Digital Announces Holographic Smartphone for Delivery in 2018

Red Digital Cinema—famous for its high-end professional movie —has announced its entry into the smartphone market. Called the “Hydrogen,” this android device will offer a holographic display. plus other sci-fi-sounded features. The pre-order prices are $1,500 for the titanium model and $1,195 for aluminum. You can read the product details here. Marques Brownlee gives a brief eyewitness…

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Junkin Video Is a Growing Outlet for Amateur Movies

The L.A. Times reports that Junkin Video is expanding its business of buying the rights to movies shot by amateurs. (If you sell a video, perhaps that makes you a professional, but why quibble?) Junkin is currently developing its own programs that will feature clips, particularly those that are funny and that have viral potential. If…

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