Mobile Video – New Trends and Directions
On the 16th June, Te Papa hosted a one-off screening of a selection of creative works made for mobile phones, using mobile phones by Laurent Antonczak and Max Schleser.
Laurent presented music videos designed for small screens, including New Day Interactive, a kinetic music video that responds to user’s mobile phone movements, and Hamster Squaredance, an interactive music video that uses embedded QR codes (Quick Response barcodes that can be read by mobile phones).
Max showed two mobile-mentaries (mobile documentaries) made using mobile phones; Max with a Keitai, a film shot entirely on two mobile phones in Japan in 2006, and Ekaterinburg, a short mobile-mentary about the Heartbeat Festival in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.
Both Laurent and Max were present at the screenings to discuss their work, and also ran a digital media workshop focusing on mobile film production at Massey University during the weekend following the Te Papa event, (June 17th to 19th 2011) .