To promote the camera in the new Nokia-Microsoft Lumia phone, filmmaker Paul Trillo constructed a custom arc that held 50 Lumia 1020 phones. The phones were controlled by an app running on the new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet that was able to fire all the phones at the exact same time. this allowed Trillo’s team to then composite all of the images into a single film. The film showcases the New York street scene with a unique perspective that turns over repeatedly through the duration of the short. Below is is the finished film, plus the behind the scenes reel which gives additional insight into the process and vision behind “Living Moments”. Once again, the making of is in many ways more fascinating than the final film for me.
This short video from Paul Trillo is hauntingly beautiful. Over the course of five minutes, invisible people are revealed through clouds of colored powder. The video is a complex blend of compositing, color grading and post work that shows the kind of craft that goes into completing this kind of short film. Wearing color contrast body suits, the cast was Filmed at 1500 fps using the Phantom Miro. This allowed for the slow motion footage, and the crew to run and gun while shooting. The second film is the behind the scenes, and towards the end you get a pretty solid idea of complex this actually was to make.