Nokia N8: Direct and Project screening

For the last few months, I’ve been thinking that I would like to shoot a project on a handheld device.

Apparently, Nokia has developed a machine that reads my mind.

Three weeks ago, I was approached to create a one-minute short using Nokia’s smartphone, the N8. Not wanting to prove their mind-reading machine wrong, I did just that and now Nokia is going to screen it (in public no less), along with a bunch of other N8 photographed shorts, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. (Assuming I can finish editing it in time…)

So if you are in Vancouver on January 19th and can get on the guest list, come over to the art gallery (750 Hornby St) at 6:30 pm. If you do, you’ll get to see my one-minute short — Snapshots of a Home! (My thanks to Chris Illman from Womworld/Nokia for the opportunity to participate and for bringing me out to Vancouver!)

Oh, and if you’re curious about how the N8 worked, the video functions were pretty good. Shoots at 720p and even comes with some on-board editing software. As far as I could tell, the focus and exposure are can’t be set manually but the auto function does a good job taking a pretty picture. I’ll probably have my short up on the blog a few days after the screening so you’ll have your chance to see exactly what I was able to do with the N8.

See you in Van!

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