Friday, November 03, 2006

Cell Phones Ready For Their Close-Up

(From The Associated Press -- By Jenny Barchfield)

"Silence on the set," ordered movie director XAVIER MUSSEL as he grabbed his cell phone -- not to make a call but to film another scene for his short film.

Cheap, easy and accessible, mobiles-as-movie cameras are breaking the motion picture mold, putting a touch of Hollywood into amateur filmmakers' hands.

How-to workshops have sprung up from Boston to Abu Dhabi to Rio de Janeiro, and Paris just held its second film festival devoted exclusively to movies shot with cells.

Cell Phones Ready For Their Close-Up

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