Italian directors shoot 93-minute film with Nokia N90 Cell Phone
According to the AP Press, Italian directors have filmed a 93-minute documentary feature film shot entirely in a MPEG4 format with a Nokia N90.
The N90 is higher-end cell phone on sale around the globe. With the widespread availability of cell phones with cameras, anyone can take pictures and now film a movie.
Additionally, with breaking news internationally, early footage can be shot by cell phones and immediately be broadcast ed worldwide or sent to major broadcasting and news outlet. The cell phone has truely brought the entire world closer where news can now travel even faster.
"When it comes to movies, though, cell phone cameras present limits, such as the difficulty to film in darkness or the lack of microphones. As a result, the movie mostly features close-ups, and the image, while overall clear, is slightly shaky. Directors said Tuesday that no post-production manipulation was made on the image. Although no professional lightening was needed, a pocket flashlight was used at times, said Milan-based Barbara Seghezzi, the other director of the movie. For two months last year, the directors interviewed some 700 people across Italy, at bars, open markets, on the beach. About 100 of them ended up in the movie."