A film that appears to have been made by a 15 year old boy, with his daddy’s VHS camera.
On Friday afternoon, I got a call to tell me I’d won 50 EXTRAS
to remake a movie scene
with my PHONE
on monday morning
I had 15 MINUTES to decide what movie to do and where to do it.
It’s for the NokiaMinimo.com mobile filmmaking competition which ends this week. Please click here to vote for me on their site, and watch the movies that other people have been remaking. (Voting is easy and doesn’t require registration.)
I was at the Coach and Horses pub in Soho last night for Scuttle (after-work social media meetup). Tom Hall from Nokia Womworld, who sent me to Helsinki & Bucharest a couple of months ago, told me was going to turn up with some friends to make a ‘personal delivery’.
Please excuse the advertising. It’s just that I don’t get serenaded in a crowded pub very often.
It’s taken me a week to find the time to sort through the footage and cut it down to a watchable size – but here are 8 minutes of highlights from the 18 or so hours of non-stop filming we did on Day 1. We had some technical hitches with uploading, so I didn’t post from the road as much as I’d wanted.
@philcampbell, @vikkichowney and I were sent by Nokia & Womworld on an 18,000 mile tour of Twestivals last weekend, with instructions to document the trip on the new Nokia N86 8MP – we started in Helsinki, and then headed off in different directions – me to Bucharest, Phil to Dubai, Vikki to, um, Birmingham – where we handed our N86s over to @bvlad and @freshplastic who continued the tour – all of us reconvening in Oxford on Sunday night.
Twestivals are essentially meetups of Twitter users in scores of cities around the world, to raise money for local causes. Each city’s cause was chosen by an online vote.
Nokia sponsored our trip (as well as carbon offsetting our miles) by giving a Euro for every 5 miles we travelled. So in the end, we raised around €3600 for local causes. Plus we carried with us a free Nokia N86 for each Twestival we visited to raffle or auction.
More to come – and I’ll post some links to all the media that I and the others generated.