Nokia has published a new entry on its Conversations Blog, detailing the winner of its Music Short Film competition. The idea was to encourage filmmakers to showcase the unique and unknown music scenes in their region. It's reported that hundreds of entries were received, but the team managed to cut it down to just two finalists: Jason van Genderen and Bartosz Madejski.
What's interesting about these entries are that both are shot on a Lumia 920. The video above is Genderen's, which managed to take first place in the end. Titled Red Earth Hip Hop, the filmmaker talks about the capabilities of the Windows Phone and how it helped him produce the short movie:
"The technology in the Nokia Lumia 920 is stunning, such incredibly sharp pictures from such a tiny lens… it really was remarkable to see the picture on the cinema screen and most audiences would have no idea it came from a smartphone. The stabilisation chassis was amazing, too. Ordinarily anything hand-held with such a small, lightweight camera produces shaky pictures. The Lumia 920, however, allowed my arms to crane the phone in high and low to a scene and it played back perfectly smooth – really impressive… it genuinely looked like I’d used a tripod or a steadicam to get those shots."
Madejski came in behind the winning entry, but it's still definitely worth checking out. The film showcases the reggae scene in Glasgow, Scotland.
Be sure to head on over to the Nokia blog for more details.
Source: Nokia Conversations