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Making Cell-Phone Documentaries April 4, 2012

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Trends, Web Video, YouTube.

The explosion in the number of video-recording devices is making every moment in our lives eminently recordable. The smartphone is already creating a new form: the cell-phone documentary.

And there have been some notable ones. The first of the best had less to do with convenience or cost than with stealth.

Tehran Without Permission is a landmark work in this respect, a documentary shot by filmmaker Sepideh Farsi on a Nokia N95 phone.

If you have a smartphone and are itching to use it for filmmaking, below is a quick, no-nonsense instructional video to get started.



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