FIRST CELL PHONE MOVIE!
DAMN! BEAT ME TO IT:
FROM THE AP:
First Movie Ever Shot on a Cell Phone
For the first time, an entire theatrical documentary has been shot using a standard video cell phone, the Associated Press reported today (Thursday). The wire service said that the 93-minute Italian film New Love Meetings from co-directors Marcello Mencarini and Barbara Seghezzi features clips of interviews with about 100 people talking about their sex lives. (About 700 people were actually “filmed.”) “To use a small instrument that belongs to people’s daily routine allows you to establish an intimate dialogue, instead of using a regular camera,” Seghezzi told the A.P. “The interview becomes more like a chat.” To offset the relatively low technical quality of the Nokia N90, the directors said they used mostly close-ups. The A.P. described the film as “clear overall” but that it appears “slightly shaky.”