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2016

The 6th edition of the MINA International Mobile Innovation Screening features mobile, smartphone and pocket films from Belarus, Spain, Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, France, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Columbia, Canada and the USA.

Tickets via https://minamobile2016.eventbrite.co.nz

In 2016 mobile media fully integrates with geo-location, immersive experiences, co-presence and creative media production. The MINA screening focuses on short films that provide an interesting angle on storytelling and further develop mobile media aesthetics.

First Name Last Name Film Title
Aleksandr Abraztcov 1984
Alfonso García López THE CLOUD
Stepan Etrych Bubbles Don’t Lie
Ronen Tanchum When We Land
Philipp Maas SONAR
Sebastien Duhem Iceland Contrast
Marcus Möller SHAPES OF WINTER
Anagha Saggar Connectivity – dis – Connectivity
Patrick Kelly Give Me Faces and Streets!
Brice Veneziano Emergency call (Appel d’urgence)
Leo Berkeley Falling On Cement
Min K Kang An other
Laurent Antonczak On The Move
Marsha Berry Riffin’ on a Thick Description
Seth Keen A Journey in 42 Shots
Gerda Cammaer Ultramarine
Sven Dreesbach Dark Waves

We hope you enjoy the screening of the MINA program and MINA’s international partners.

We would like to acknowledge the support of Swinburne University of Technology, the College of Creative Arts at Massey University and Co-Lab at AUT University. This year MINA was featured in Movie Maker Magazine – The Art and Business of Making Movies and we are pleased to announce that one of the next MINA Screenings has been confirmed for 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. We are in discussions about more international screening opportunities & mobile, smartphone and pocket filmmaking workshops and are keen to hear from you if you are interested. With a special thanks to the MINA Screening team and co-curators.

 

Screening Curator Max Schleser
Co-Curators Gerda Cammaer
Dean Keep
Screening Committee
Chrystele Bazin
Patrick Kelly
Felipe Cardona
Stefano Odorico
Marsha Berry
Seth Keen
Dan Wagner
Laurent Antonczak
2016

PROGRAMME #MINAmobile2016

Tickets via https://minamobile2016.eventbrite.co.nz

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[ DAY #01 | WEDNESDAY 30/11/2016 ]

9:00 > Registrations
9:30 | 9:40 > Acknowledgement of Swinburne (Dean)

9:40 | 9:45 > Introduction – Max Schleser & Marsha Berry

9:45 | 10:30 > Keynote #01 – Stefano Odorico

10:30 MORNING BREAK

11:00 | 12:00 > Session #01 – POLITICS

Cliff Ashford (New Zealand) 15 min
Auckland University of Technology – Student Driven Mobile App Project

5 min Q&A

Boris Bačić via Hangouts (New Zealand) 15 min
Open source video coaching and crowdsourced media sharing: Improving video segmentation usability via ad-hoc mobile mashups
5 min Q&A

Crystal Abidin (Singapore/Australia) 15 min
L8r h8r: Fans, haters, and ephemeral solidarity in Influencer wars

 5 min Q&A

12:00 – 13:00 > LUNCH, included with the Symposium registration

13:00 | 14:00 > Session #02 – IDENTITIES

Jung Moon (Korea) 15 min
Smart Ajumma: a study of women and technology in South Korea

5 min Q&A

Paula van Beek (Australia) 15 min
Did the iPhone 4 front-facing camera cause the selfie craze? : Unpacking the complexities of performing the self.
5 min Q&A

Patrick Kelly (Australia) 15 min
Mobile Co-Creations through WIL Project Work with Aboriginal Partners

14:00 | 15:00 > Session #03 – STORYTELLING

Felipe Cardona via Hangouts (Colombia) 15 min
INTERCOLABDOC, an Experiment on interactivity, collaboration and mobile filmmaking 5 min Q&A

Gerda Cammaer, Phillip Rubery & Max Schleser (Canada / New Zealand / Australia) 15 min Ubiquitous & Mobile Narratives: Exploring Mobile Creativity
5 min Q&A

Rewa Wright via Hangouts (New Zealand) 15 min
From AR to VR on Smartphones: Paradigms and Paradoxes of Mobility 5 min Q&A

15:00 AFTERNOON TEA

15:30 | 16:30 > Session #04 – PLACE

Gerda Cammaer (Canada) 15 min
New Voices: Teaching Mobile Cinema and the Unlearning of Film Conventions. 5 min Q&A

Olivia Guntarik & Aramiha Harwood (Australia) 15 min Co-creative sites: Place making with mobile media
5 min Q&A

Dean Keep (Australia) 15 min
Smartphone Poetics and Evocative Documentary Practices

5 min Q&A

16:30 > Symposium DAY #01 – Closing words – Max Schleser & Dean Keep 18:50 | 20:30 > PUBLIC SCREENING, included with the Symposium registration International Partner Film Festival Screening

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[ DAY #02 | THURSDAY 01/12/2016 ]

9:00 > Registrations
9:30 | 9:40 > Acknowledgement of Swinburne & MINA (Dean / Max Schleser)

9:40 | 9:45 > Introduction – Max Schleser & Tristan Bunn

9:45 | 10:30 > Keynote #02 – Fee Plumley

10:30 MORNING BREAK

11:00 | 12:00 > Session #05 – MAKING

Martin K. Koszolko (Australia) 15 min Creative methodologies of mobile musicians

5 min Q&A

Dave Miller via Hangouts (United Kingdom) 15 min Sherwood Rise – The AR Novel
5 min Q&A

Steve Jones via Hangouts (United Kingdom) 15 min
Making, Playing, Moving: The Carry Principle and Mobile Music Practice 5 min Q&A

12:00 – 13:00 > LUNCH, included with the Symposium registration

13:00 | 14:00 > Session #06 – HEALTH

Ana Velho, Tiago Lucena & Dorne Vinícius (Brazil) 15 min
Mobile Apps versus endemic diseases transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes (Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya)
5 min Q&A

Ayan Said (New Zealand) 15 min
Mobile technology creating a space for youth leaders in health

5 min Q&A

Max Schleser & Riz Firestone via Hangouts (New Zealand) 15 min Mobile Health 4 Pacific Youth
5 min Q&A

 

14:00 | 15:00 > Session #07 – POLITICS6

Xiaoge Xu and Wendy Li (Malaysia/Australia) 15 min Comparing Mobile News Experience
5 min Q&A

Lynne Ciochetto (New Zealand) 15 min
‘Mobile mobilisation’: activism and the mobile phone in Burma, Indonesia and Malaysia 5 min Q&A

Miriam Ross (New Zealand) 15 min
Vertical Framing: From User Generated Videos to Corporate Marketing

5 min Q&A

15:00 AFTERNOON TEA

15:30 | 16:30 > Session #08 – LOCATION

Thomas Cochrane, David Sin eld, Marcos Steagall & Talita Tolutau (New Zealand) 15 min Exploring Mobile360: Immersive user-generated mobile images and video
5 min Q&A

Hugh Davies (Australia) 15 min
The Cultural Aesthetics of QR Codes

5 min Q&A

Troy Innocent (Australia) 15 min
XON KON – generating mobile stories through urban play 5 min Q&A

16:30 > Symposium DAY #02 – Closing words – Max Schleser & Dean Keep

18:50 | 20:30 > PUBLIC SCREENING, included with the Symposium registration International Mobile Innovation Screening #06 – Dean Keep & Max Schleser

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[ DAY #03 | FRIDAY 02/12/2016]

Workshop: VR & 360 video workshop

 

On Friday December 2 (2pm-4pm), MINA will hold a special VR showcase and workshop at Swinburne University.  The VR workshop is an open show and tell forum for participants to present their VR and 360 video projects, VR tools and technologies.

 

Nowadays mobile camera phones, smartphones and pocket cameras are ubiquitous. The aim of the 360 mobile video & mobile VR workshop is to experiment with smartphones as a creative tool and to discover the capabilities of this innovative form of visual storytelling. The 360 mobile video & mobile VR workshop will be organised in the form of an unconference sessions. Participants are asked to bring along any 360 mobile video or mobile VR tools and technologies. We will explore a framework built upon a mashup of Google services that empower user-generated 360 content creation, publishing and sharing, consisting of an ecology of resources that includes:

•Google Maps

•Google Cardboard & Daydream

•Google Street View

•Google Local Guides

•YouTube 360 Video

 

Showcase presenters:

 

Miriam Ross and Raqi Syed (Victoria University of Wellington)

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/seftms/about/staff/miriam-ross

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/design/about/staff/raqi-syed

“Circle Versus Square: VR as the Third Experience”

For their experimental VR project that tests how the rectangle, as dominating visual framework in traditional screen culture, can be dismantled in favour of the sphere in virtual reality, Raqi Syed and Miriam Ross have been collaborating with Wellington performance group, Binge Culture, and Kevin Romond from Weta. One of the main aims of the project is to explore a particular way of utilizing the spherical virtual space — one in which the apparatus of production is preserved and exploited even —  as part of the storytelling process. The project has been utilising portable Samsung 360 cameras as well as custom building VR rigs to work with GoPro cameras and lightweight gimbals. Miriam and Raqi will discuss this work and, if possible, show footage emerging from the project. More information on the project can be found here http://circlevsquare.xyz/

 

Edward Bellamy & Tom Mitchell (Staples VR)

Staples VR is a boutique VR content creation company focused on bringing the newest forms of emerging technology to Australia and New Zealand. With Offices in both Melbourne Australia and Auckland New Zealand we provide full rental, tech support, production facilities and concept design to the VR industry.

We have a full team of in-house experts to take your production from the idea phase right through to delivery across multiple platforms and devices.

 

Dominik Stockhausen

Dominik Stockhausen is a director and CG generalist based in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He studied Theater and Media Studies at the University of Bayreuth where he worked on several movie and theater productions. Since 2012 he has been a student of Animation and Visual Effects at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Specializing in creating cinematic VR content his focus lies on finding innovative new ways of storytelling. He is the director and producer of the animated VR Short ‘SONAR’ that has been featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

 

Dr Thomas Cochrane

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0192-6118

Thomas is an AJET Associate Editor, an editorial board member of RLT and IJMBL, and the coordinator of the Ascilite Mobile Learning Special Interest Group. The Ascilite MLSIG aims to explore the unique affordances of mobile devices for student-generated content and student-generated contexts via such technologies as collaborative media production and sharing, VR, AR, geolocative and contextual sensors, drones and wearable technologies.

 

Dr Max Schleser

https://vimeo.com/maxschleser

Dr. Max Schleser is a filmmaker who explores mobile devices as creative tools. His portfolio includes various experimental and collaborative documentary projects, which are screened at film and new media festivals internationally. Schleser co-founded the Mobile Innovation Network Australasia. He teaches video production, cross-media production and supervises MDes, MFA and PhD students.

In its 6th edition MINA will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia in conjunction with the MINA symposium. Further screening with MINA’s international partner festivals will be announced online (www.mina.pro).

The #MINA2016 International Mobile Innovation Screening will showcase short films (7 min maximum duration) produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras. In addition this year will introduce Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Drone, Social Media and New Media productions as part of the screening program. 

Selected works from the #MINA2016 International Mobile Innovation Screening will be featured in the MINA DVD, eBook and MINA’s international partner festivals.

With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of apps, the ways creative professionals and everyday media users represent the world around us in digital media is constantly changing. From MoJo (mobile journalism) to networked, cross-media productions and transmedia storytelling mobile media provides new ways to see the world. Current developments in Virtual Reality (VR), Drone videos and Augmented Reality (AR) change the viewpoints of representation.

#MINA2016 will present an overview of these developments in the context of experimental film, video and moving-image productions. Videos can include project showcases and project documentation (maximum duration 4 min.), narrative, non-narrative explorations and abstract filmmaking.

 

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2016

Submission link: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MINA

Please note $15 standard administration fee ($10 student) per film submission. Films will be double blind peer-reviewed by MINA Screening committee.

For further assistance regarding submission enquiries, please contact Dr. Max Schleser [max@mina.pro], Dean Keep [dkeep@swin.edu.au], Dr. Patrick Kelly [patrick.kelly@rmit.edu.au], Dr. Stefano Odorico [stefano.odorico@gmail.com] or Gerda Cammaer [gcammaer@ryerson.ca].

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#mina2015 

This year, the 5th International Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium & Screening (#mina2015) will take place on 19 November 2015 in Melbourne (Australia) and will be hosted by the School of Media and Communication (RMIT University). This event is sponsored by Screen Cultures Lab (RMIT), nonfictionLab research (RMIT), Colab (AUT University, NZ), Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ). For more information and to register, please visit: https://goo.gl/s73PL8

Mobile Innovation Network Australasia is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media.

#MINA2015 | 5th International Mobile Innovation Screening

In Perspective

Deadline for submission: 17 July 2015 (www.mina.pro/submit)

CALL FOR SMARTPHONE, MOBILE AND POCKET CAMERA FILMS

The Mobile Innovation Network Australasia [ MINA ] aims to explore the possibilities of interaction between people, content and the creative industries.

The International Mobile Innovation Screening 2015 will showcase short films produced on and with smartphones, mobile, pocket cameras and drones.

This year MINA is pleased to announce that School of Media and Communication (RMIT University, AUS), Screen Cultures Lab and nonfiction Lab research groups will present the screening in Melbourne, Australia, on the 18th November. #mina2015 is co-organised by Colab (AUT University, NZ), Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ) in conjunction with the Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium.

Working in collaboration with Super 9 (Portugal), Mobile Motion Film Festival (Switzerland), Cinephone (Spain), Mobil Film Festival (USA), Mobile Film Festival (Macedonia), Mobile Screenfest International (Australia), MINA showcases mobile filmmaking projects from around the world at the 5th International Mobile Innovation Screening.

The MINA showcase will include micro-movies and micro-formats (Vine, Vyclone and live streaming apps), travel, mobility and adventure films (i.e. sports or skate videos) including projects realised with GoPro and/or drone cameras.

In its 5th edition the screening theme In Perspective will explore, but not limited too:

¬ ACTUALITIES / Vine, Vyclone & live streaming…

¬ ACTION / Travel, mobility & adventure (i.e. sports, skate…)

¬ CONNECTIVITY / GoPro & pocket camera videos…

¬ DIGITAL ART / iPhonography & animation…

¬ FICTION / Short films & micro dramas…

¬ MICRO / Extreme short-movies & emerging formats…

¬ NONFICTION / Documentary, moving-image & experimental…

¬ PERSPECTIVE / Drone & underwater…

Selected mobile films will be featured in the MINA showreel, MINA DVD, MINA eBook and MINA’s international partner festivals.

For further assistance regarding submission enquiries, please contact Dr. Max Schleser [ max@mina.pro | +64 226 920 872 ]

Deadline for submission via www.mina.pro/submit – 17th July 2015.

All screening proposals will be double peer reviewed and notification of acceptances will be send out on 31st August 2015.

MINA 2012 showreel: http://vimeo.com/51724574

E Book: http://bit.ly/eBook2013

Twitter @MINAmobile

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobileInnovationNetwork

Screening programms 2011-2014: https://www.scribd.com/mschleser

MINA — 2015 | Mobile Innovation Network Australasia

5th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation

Symposium & Screening @ RMIT – Melbourne, Australia

19 November 2015

Mobile Innovation Network Australasia [ MINA – www.mina.pro ] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the Pacific region.

This year MINA is pleased to announce that School of Media and Communication (RMIT University, AUS), Screen Cultures Lab and nonfictionLab research groups will host #mina2015 –International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium in Melbourne – Australia, in collaboration with Colab (AUT University, NZ), Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ) .

The symposium provides a platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, researchers and industry professionals to debate the prospect of mobile and ubiquitous technologies.

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The MINA Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium and the International Mobile Innovation Screening provide a platform for filmmakers, artists, designers, researchers, educators and industry professionals to debate the prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design, education, and the creative industries and on-going development of mobile social media, mobile technologies, mobile production and mobile aesthetics.

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MINA [ Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa ] was officially presented in public for the first time at Bar Camp Auckland 5 (BCA5) on the 16th July 2011. This year’s BCA5, attended by 240 people, provided MINA with an attentive audience for our launch, and an opportunity to receive valuable feedback and encouragement from the participants.

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