Some of the most advanced work in mobile moviemaking is coming out of New Zealand, home of the Mobile Innovation Network Aoteroa (MINA). MINA’s fourth annual exhibition features micro-videos on travel and mobility, as well as various adventure films and GoPro creations. The trailer gives a taste of the variety of techniques and visions being developed by mobile moviemakers worldwide.
In the words of MINA cofounder Max Schleser, “Mobile cameras are more obiquitous than ever before, and their vastly improved technical standards are beginning to seriously challenge DSLR still cameras in terms of image treatment. While any lens can be mounted onto smartphones, DSLRS and high end cameras still do not fit in your pocket.”
MINA, an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media, “aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between mobile content, communities and the creative industries within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.”
MINA’s partner film festivals include IPhone Film Festival (Hollywood – USA), Super 9 (Portugal), SeSIFF (Korea), Cinephone (Spain), Mobile Film Festival (Mazedonia) and Mobil Film Festival (San Diego,USA).
MINA’S cofounder is Laurent Antonczak. Collaborating organizations are the School of Art & Design (AUT University), CoLab (Creative Technologies Research Institute for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies at AUT University) and the School of Design, School of Music and Creative Media Production in the College of Creative Arts, Massey University for their continued support.
To learn more about MINA, please visit http://mina.pro