News, , , , , , , — September 29, 2011 17:43 — 1 Comment

As seen on Vimeo: Film-maker Keirux’s amazing Nokia N8 videos

A still from the award-winning Waking up to Life by Keirux © Keirux

For all the hype and publicity surrounding the iPhone 4 and its camera capabilities the humble Nokia N8 continues to impress us with its picture resolution quality.

Since I started this website just under a year ago, the Nokia N8 is the only smartphone that has come close to challenging the iPhone 4.

As we all are aware the iPhone 5 is about to be released and it was hoped that Nokia would gift us with the N9 and its 8mp camera, HD video capture and Carl Zeiss optics.

But the Finnish maker is going through a major restructure and is switching to a Windows platform and for some inexplicable reason has decided not to launch the N9 in the UK or US.

[• Read more on this: Nokia N9: last of the line]

Nokia can’t take away the N8, nor can we fault its capabilities. To see one of the best examples of the N8 check out N8 dreams ["Night" dreams], one of the latest additions to the Smart movie Making Group on Vimeo.

Made by film-maker Keirux for the Nokia N8 producers competition, Night Dreams features some beautiful cinematography, and Keirux tells me even the Nokia folk were equally amazed with this film.

See it here:

In his production notes Keirux says he used the Nokia N8 with a Cokin 0,43 macro lens and a Meade telescope.

“To be honest, I have to say I’m impressed with the quality of video function of the Nokia N8. I’m used to working with semi-professional cameras and I did not expect to get a result like this considering that this is a mobile phone,” he says.

Keirux was one of eight winners worldwide (definitely one to watch) but he didn’t win with Night Dreams but his other film: Waking up to Life.

Take a look and you’ll see why; this is pure cinematic poetry — and filmed on a cameraphone. Keirux manages to harness the wild and unforgiving beauty of nature and captures an intimacy rarely achieved by film-makers.

Perhaps this is the single quality of these mobile devices, whether it’s Apple or Nokia: the ability to get the big shots and make them somehow personal.

Waking up to Life is one of the best examples I have seen.

Among the latest batch of films posted to the Smart Movie Making Channel are a couple of films made in the Alps by Les Films Associes, and a great warm up to the skiing season.

Here is one of them:

Ballade dans les montagnes de St-Apollinaire, Using an iPhone 4 + 8mm vintage app.

Love the 8mm app, and soundtrack.

While Take Away Sounds’ Daniela Mastrandrea. Pianista, compositrice e autrice S.I.A.E. Nasce a Gravina in P. il 24 maggio 1981 is a simple, elegant and beautifully filmed work that focuses on the pianist and again allows the intimacy of the iPhone to capture the moment in an unobtrusive way.

More reviews to follow so please keep sending your films to the Smart Movie Making channel on Vimeo.


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Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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