Reflection-Sketch by Mark

From Mark’s sketch, “Movement and reflection”, I can see his reflected movement on his legs and feet. In this sketch, there is a slowly moving mobile camera lens and the noisy reality sounds, which make me feel stressful. I think Mark wanted to present a kind of emotion from this footage. I believe that the atmosphere in this sketch is not easeful. This footage is like a movie clip.
Even though the quality of the image is not perfect because of the limitation of the present phone camera, this digital work has expressed Mark’s thinking. Because of the portaflexibility of the phone camera, I believe more and more users will try to make their personalized digital works.

Reflection-Sketch by GaGa

In this sketch, I found that Gaga used a special angle in this footage, with using her phone camera.
She left her phone in the rubbish bin. She threw something into this rubbish bin. The camera recorded the whole process. She got a low angle view in this sketch.
I like this sketch is because I can feel Gaga was trying to find some special ways to illustrate the “portaflexibility” of the phone camera.
I saw some similar frame designs in some films. This kind of frame often surprises me. I never thought that using our personal mobile phone camera can make some similar footages which have creative frames. However, after watching this sketch, I ask myself why not using my phone camera to find a great frame. I think my enthusiasm of digital shooting become increased.
I think for phone camera’s portability that the flexibility of it can contribute the users creative shooting.

Reflection-Sketch by Shu

This sketch has a very clear frame. It presents a good weather. Shu was sitting in a car. The car was moving, she recorded the view of the road through the window.
I found that the scene in this sketch is not shaking. I guess she pressed her mobile phone camera on the window in order to avoid it shaking. As far as I see, many cameramen are likely to use the tripod  to getting images which are not shaking for some requirements. However, the flexibility of the mobile phone camera can let people find any available resources for digital shooting.
In this case, Shu kept the stability of this image without any tripod, which presented the portaflexibility of the phone camera in the use of practices. I think it can demonstrate our research question.

Reflection-Sketch by Leila

 “Smoke” is a sketch which made by Leila. I like this kind of abstract footage very much. At first sight, I did not what is it, and what did she want to express, but I was attracted to this abstract image.
Now, I realize that she used an app, called motionFX, for processing effects. I think using some apps which have similar function with it could contribute to people’s imagination and creativity. They can choose different special effects in order to get the same image but different feelings.
Therefore, in this Leila’s sketch, I find that the mobile phone camera becomes more functional by using some related devices. This finding could demonstrate the “portaflexibility” of the mobile phone camera.

PIM ‘portaflexibility’ SKETCH 20


In this sketch, the object in my shot is a special wall, which can reflect a corridor. I recorded a scene of people walking down the corridor. I think, whenever and wherever, the portaflexibility of the mobile phone camera can satisfy my need for recording my life. I think as long as I carry my phone, I can become a cameraman at any time.
In addition, my mobile phone camera encourages me to become an observer. I think people could be the record of history in contemporary society.
What is more, many people have already used to recording their life by mobile phone. This phenomenon is noticeable, but it can illustrate the practicability and the flexibility of the mobile phone camera.

PIM ‘portaflexibility’ SKETCH 19

I recorded this footage is because I wanted to express a casual atmosphere. This sketch present birds were walking on the grass. This scene embodies the harmony of human and nature. Green is vigorous and always symbolizes hope, which could make a contrast with the rainy day.
I try to analysis the reason why I like street snap very much. It because I like documentary photography. The portability and ubiquity of the phone’s camera spark my interest even more. Recording and sharing become my habit. I also think it a kind of spiritual needs.
Even though this is a simple sketch, it could be a part of my footages, which I can use it make a whole video.

PIM ‘portaflexibility’ SKETCH 18

In all of my sketches, “Woolworth” is the only one which I decided the location for shooting in advance. I often go to this supermarket, where is also a crowded place. This popular supermarket which has many customers. I can observe their appearances, manners, the different languages they use when they are picking up the goods.
Different customers have their different behaviour and story. By observing the details of their conducts, I can be fun.
Sometimes, taking pictures or videos is like an aggressive action. If we use a small mobile phone camera to shoot, it may avoid disturbing the object. Therefore, in some degree, the mobile phone camera has better practicability.