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Remembrance (a ghost story) – Short Film (UPDATED)

My first short film shot entirely on the iPhone 4 is now an official entry into the first annual iPhone Film Festival. This film was shot on location at the infamous abandoned and [supposedly] haunted Linda Vista Community Hospital. The short was Directed by my self and I was also responsible for the Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design and Music Score (yes, this was a self-made, no budget film!)

A big thank you to actress Hanna Hedin Hillberg for her excellent work on the film, and to Stylist/Hair & Makeup artist extraordinaire Pauline Noriega for going above and beyond the call of duty (she was also the “behind the scenes” ghost in the movie!) And a special thank you to Alex K. Cheng for finding the perfect location for us to shoot at!

UPDATE: The official announcements have been made and my film took Second Place Grand Prize for Best Film Overall at the first annual 2011 iPhone Film Festival. The overall consideration was for Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Story, Technical Difficulty and Creativity. Considering the amount of excellent entries in this film festival and my own very limited resources, I am very pleased with the outcome!

Here is some feedback I am getting for my short film:

“It’s difficult portraying a “scary” short film within a few minutes. You must bring the audience into the scene, make them part of the film and instill fear within a matter of minutes. This film does that exactly. We initially felt the main character was not dressed properly for the part, but within a few seconds the director shoots chills immediately up your spine. And the actress does such a good job that she makes sure you go back and watch it a few times.” – iPhone Film Festival Judge Miguel Johnson

“[Craig Anthony Perkins’ Remembrance] again showed what an iPhone is capable of in the right hands. The atmospheric mini horror featured sublime editing and overall quality production.” – Tony @ iphone-productions.com

“The sound design and editing are masterful and make excellent co-conspirators to the superb visual composition.” – shAmii @ iPhone Film Festival

“… the video was pretty terrific even if I hadn’t known it was shot on an iPhone. I’ve seen people with camera gear costing 10 or more times as much that couldn’t touch the work you did.” – musique @ Macrumors Forum

(Best when listened to on good headphones or speakers as there are low frequency rumblings and ghostly voices which cannot be heard on computer speakers. Best when watched with the lights out… if you dare!)

Film Credits:

Remembrance (a ghost story)

A short, experimental film shot and processed on the iPhone 4. Edited with iMovie.

Written & Directed by: Craig Anthony Perkins
Starring: Hanna Hedin Hillberg
Cinematography, Editing, Music & Sound Design: Craig Anthony Perkins
Styling, Hair & Makeup: Pauline Noriega

Thank you to the following:

Alex K. Cheng
Francis Kortekaas
Linda Vista Community Hospital
OWLE Bubo
Vid-Atlantic
CowboyStudio

And a special thank you to Visnja Zelenika for her continued support.

Shot on location at the haunted and abandoned Linda Vista Community Hospital.

NO DISEMBODIED SPIRITS, GHOSTS OR OTHERWORLDLY ENTITIES
WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS MOTION PICTURE.


iPhone 4 Video Experiments – Part 1

With all the iPhone photography I’ve been doing lately and the occasional video, I thought I’d try my hand at experimenting with really pushing the limits of video on the iPhone 4:

Broken Heart Robot - iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test

Broken Heart Robot - iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test

In this first, rough test, I have the iPhone 4 encased within the OWLE Bubo. Attached to the Bubo is the EnCinema 35mm Adapter which allows one to attach an SLR film lens (in this case, a Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens) to the adapter, which then projects an image onto a glass plate within the adapter. Using the Almost DSLR app for the iPhone, I then focus the iPhone 4 onto the glass plate (through a complex setup of 3 macro and one wide-angle lens) and the result, with any luck, is a film-like cinema experience recorded in HD on your iPhone 4!


iPhone 4 & EnCinema 35mm Adapter Test


Death Of A Broken Heart Robot – Hipstamatic 180

I really don’t want to turn this blog into an “All About Hipstamatic app” blog, but it does seem to be going that way doesn’t (damn them for updating their app with cool stuff!)

But this post is more of a plea for votes. Not only do the creators make a fantastic app or two, but they run contests in which you enter a photo, people vote and if you win, you sometimes win something cool. In this case, I really want to win because the “something cool” is the chance to win a trip to the grand opening of the new Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida and to have your photo exhibited in the museum! I’ve been in first place on and off (even though I’ve had the most votes the entire time; their voting system is clearly buggy) and there are only a couple of days left for voting on my Death Of A Broken Heart Robot photo, so I hope all those who are reading this, that have either a Twitter or Facebook account, will please vote for my photo… I greatly appreciate it! (and don’t worry, the Broken Heart Robot isn’t really dead, he’s just playing around.)

As for the latest update, Hipstamatic 180 introduces the new Dalí Museum GoodPak (hence the Dalí contest) which includes the Salvador 84 lens and the DreamCanvas film (as well as a Dalí inspired virtual case!) Here are some examples of what this film/lens combination can do:


Creative Photography – Sci Fi Self Portraits With The Hipstamatic 175

So the previous week I explored artistic nude photography, both female and male, something I’ve been wanting to try to get more into. The results came out… not too bad, but I don’t think I should post them here (you can view the results on my Flickr account with your SafeSearch turned “Off”.)

Last night, however, was Halloween… and I was home alone, and in a creative mood, and strangely inspired by one of my all-time favorite artists ever, H.R. Giger. So I whipped out my iPhone 4, launched the Hipstamatic app and proceeded to take a series of Sci Fi/ Horror themed photos…