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How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible

How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible | VIM | Scoop.it

Emily Price:  "The film Searching For Sugar Man is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. But it might have not been completed if it wasn’t for an iPhone."


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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:12 PM

Love this story of a DIY approach to storytelling. And lo and behold it was heard and received by the Academy! Go indie media go!

Zan Chandler's curator insight, February 25, 2013 7:05 PM

And it actually won the Oscar!

 

While the amount of footage the filmmaker needed to make with his iPhone was small in terms of the overall, I think this sends a number of signals. 1 -  consumer tech is getting closer and closer to industry standards and used in the right way can be effective; and 2 - this is another example of compelling content created with a DIY ethic.

 

I look forward to seeing more examples of where filmmaking can evolve.

Jan van Gils's curator insight, March 9, 2013 7:10 AM

A very nice film and made with a little effort. Thats fine to me.

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POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web

POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web | VIM | Scoop.it

Adnaan Wasey: "Later this month, teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes — be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before — over two days of intense collaboration."


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