PB3 Reflection & Video work


‘LOOP’ is a kind of relaxed personal mobile video work. I used the TIME-LAPSE mobile camera mode to shoot all of my footages except the beginning of this video and the credits. Most of my footages have a similar frame. I made self-shootings, but I seldom show my face. Most of the time, the frame just show my half shoulder and face. Sometimes, it only shows my shadow. I decided to use this kind of mode and frame to make this video is because I wanted to demonstrate the portaflexibility of the mobile phone camera.
In this short video, I used my owe audio track. I tried to make a free and personal mobile digital work to record my daily life, which means this video is not for please publics, it is like a gift for myself.
‘How can we use video sketching with a mobile phone to demonstrate the portaflexibility of that device?’ is our group’s research question. I think my video, ‘LOOP’, which can present the portaflexibility of the mobile phone camera. It can provide some of the different shooting modes. It is easy to hold it. I can use it to do self-shooting. I could use it shoot anytime, anywhere. It is simple to use. In a word, it is very convenient for users. In addition, with the development of the technology, the quality of the mobile phone camera could become better and better. In some degree, it as some of the professional cameras.
As I said before, I wanted to make a video for myself. So from the first assessment in this subject, I have had a clear plan for this final video work. Therefore, I combined all of my footages and edited it according to the time sequence. ‘LOOP’ is consist of two parts. These two parts have the same contents but different visual effects. The colour of the first part is close to the real world, the colour of the another part is like a fantastic world. A footage of dancing in the middle is the turning  point of this video. I think life is like a dream. Sometimes, I think it is difficult to me to identify reality and fantasy. The reason why I made this video is because I want to tell myself that cherish the moments now is the most important things for me. The past is past, future is unknown, the only thing I can master is present.


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.