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Langham Short Film Competition – Winner Gets to Go To Sundance Screenings

Was at the Langham Place Short Films Screenings last night and they showcased three feature shorts, namely, the Club, the Spa and the Room and the most interesting part of it is that all three short films were shot with the iPhone. Check out the making of videos here and have a taste of what’s it all about.

The other highlight of the evening was when Sean Seah, Vice President – E-Business, Loyalty and Partner Marketing of Langham, announced the Langham Short Film Competition where the winner of the competition will be flown to London, stay at the awesome Langham London, be able to attend an exclusive networking breakfast with the heavy weights of Sundance Institute and other filmmakers, attend Sundance screenings and if lucky, have access to other Sundance panel events as well. So all budding filmmakers and videographers, this is definitely a competition that you want to look into.

More information on the competition and the three short films mentioned earlier after the jump…..

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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Movies, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Product Preview – iPad 2 Movie Mount from Makayama

For those who loves shooting video on your iPhone, ever picture yourself shooting with your iPad 2? Makayama’s iPad 2 Movie Mount (US$69.95) is to be released in October this year. From the video, it sure looks sweet with the slide on-the-fly between the built-in lens and the conversion lens, the ability to mount shotgun mics, video light and the optical viewfinder. That together with the iPad app and with the mount double up as a monitor stand when in upright position surely justifies the price tag. The only downside I see it is not with the mount itself but with the under-par camera on the iPad 2. What are your thoughts?

First published on PASM Workshop on 5 September 2011

September 8, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad2, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Life in a Day – 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries

What happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald took this raw material — all shot on July 24, 2010 — and created Life in a Day, a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that portrays this kaleidoscope of images we call life. National Geographic is bringing it to theaters starting in July. Prepare to be amazed and you will!

In theaters: 29 July 2011

First published on PASM Workshop on 29 July 2011

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Movies, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment