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film making – Microsoft Devices Blog film making – Microsoft Devices Blog Whodunnit? How the Lumia 630 became a crime film star Let’s face it, your Lumia has more than a clue about your life. With a record of your photos, your messages, the places you’ve been and the things you’ve done, it’s like your 21st century fingerprint. This, together with the speedy zooming and swiping on the Lumia 630 and Windows 8.1., was the inspiration behind […] The post Whodunnit? How the Lumia 630 became a crime film star appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Why the Nokia Lumia 920 is fantastic for filmmakers Nokia Music isn’t just about listening to your favourite tracks. It’s also about finding new ones, too. It’s this joy of discovery, which recently led Nokia Music in association with Sundance London, to launch the Nokia Music Short Film Competition. The aim is to have filmmakers showcase the amazing, unusual and unknown music scenes in […] The post Why the Nokia Lumia 920 is fantastic for filmmakers appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Nokia Music Short Film Comp judges on how to make a great short movie The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in the US define a short film as a movie less than forty minutes in length, while the British Academy of Film reckon they can be no longer than half an hour. Whatever the correct definition, one thing’s for sure, done right they can pack a real punch. […] The post Nokia Music Short Film Comp judges on how to make a great short movie appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Why Nokia Music wants filmmakers to go underground New York’s one of the world’s most diverse cites. What better place then to showcase New American Noise, Nokia Music’s documentary on the US’s incredibly diverse underground music scene. Today, as part of Social Media Week, not only will this fascinating documentary get a screening, but the filmmakers and artists featured will be also talking […] The post Why Nokia Music wants filmmakers to go underground appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. The amazing evolution of smartphone film-making From brick-sized mobile phones that couldn’t even send text-messages and 35mm film cameras that could easily bruise your shoulder, to tech like the Nokia Lumia 920 with its on-board 1080p full-HD video camera, complete with a video light, zoom, optical image stabilization and five different white balance modes, mobile film-making has really evolved. But what […] The post The amazing evolution of smartphone film-making appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Why smartphones are brilliant for short filmmaking Frank Capra, director of It’s a Wonderful Life and three times Academy Award winner once said, “There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.” One thing smartphones are not is dull. In fact, these modern day wonders are capable of exciting the senses in a myriad of ways, one […] The post Why smartphones are brilliant for short filmmaking appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Everything you need to know about the Nokia Music Short Film Competition Nokia Music isn’t just about listening to your favourite tracks, it’s about finding new ones, too. It’s this joy of discovery, which recently led Nokia Music to work with the legendary film festival Sundance and some of the world’s most respected independent directors, to produce a unique six-part documentary. Making noise about American music New […] The post Everything you need to know about the Nokia Music Short Film Competition appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. How World Film Collective is changing the world with mobile movies Films have been around a long time, probably a lot longer than you think. The first moving picture was taken way back in 1882 by Étienne-Jules Marey, while the oldest surviving film, the Roundhay Garden Scene, was shot in 1888. Of course, movie making has changed immeasurably since those bygone days. Nowadays, practically anyone with […] The post How World Film Collective is changing the world with mobile movies appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog. Picture power: 10 films that changed the world Mobile technology has made more of us film makers than at any other time in history. This amazing ability to record our lives has had a dramatic effect. From thirty second clips to reportage, smartphone videos have already changed the world. Of course, using the power of moving images to highlight issues is nothing new. […] The post Picture power: 10 films that changed the world appeared first on Microsoft Devices Blog.