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What can mobile telephone video bring to cinema and creation in art in today’s society ? What questions are brought to the forefront with this tool ? What old debates are brought back to light ? What will the future bring for this new art form ? More and more present in our lives, the 3rd Generation mobile telephone creates a myriad of questions.

Le filmeur masqué : interview with Alain Fleischer

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As an artist, what in the telephone camera interests you ? Alain Fleischer : Precisely that it’s a telephone ! What intrigues me is to use it as a phone and then film as I speak. As though it has a facade which is that of the voice, and another, that of the image, it doesn’t film what I see but what is at my right or at my left. It’s kind of like an ear which frames ! This next-to, out-of-frame, is totally captivating. Has your theoretical and practical knowledge of the “traditional” (...)
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Aesthetic choices and economic constraints

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An approach to the intersection of production and diffusion In October 2005, the Forum des Images organised Pocket Films, the first festival entirely consecrated to images shot and/or diffused with mobile telephones. The latest technological developments allow for the reception, recording and transmitting of video imagery on mobile telephones. Is it a new field of exploration for the creation and writing of the image ? Can the mobile phone introduce new forms of “cinema” ? Is there a (...)
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The amateur image

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Over the past few years, amateur images have taken their place in television, in the media and on the internet, right next to images created by professionals. Images which qualify as amateur are images which are technically unpolished or un-mastered, and most often taken spontaneously, without objective distance concerning the event or the scene captured. Previously destined to be seen in private circles, these images have increasing visibility. From the amateur image filmed in a (...)
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