Now, the little rest of you might be interested in knowing why I have spent some days to conceive, write, design, and give away for free all the audiovisual knowledge that I have been accumulating since I was 16 and used to film around with my brother, best friends, and a cheap heavy plastic camera.
Make your video CV
Duration: 1:42 minutes
Why am I doing all this?
It’s not (only) because I miss those times, in which the editing was made right on the camera, by clicking rec/stop and sending the tape back to overwrite mistakes (the result was…well, I cannot describe what the result was, but it was not good). [no footage available] It’s not (only) for self-promotion.
It’s because I have spent more time making videos than anything else in my life and I am very much convinced that the SV is a big big step among all revolutionary steps in digital communications. The reason is simple: the last tool of communication that was at the same time as effective and accessible as SV was the personal computer itself.
I have been filming with a smartphone since I have one, for both professional and self-entertaining reasons.
And then, edited via laptop. If your smartphone records in full HD, most people will not notice any difference:
However, as I grew up making zero-budget movies, my dream was a complete smartphone autocracy. As soon as I learned about the tons of apps that – in particular on iOS, but also on Android – allow you to manage the whole audiovisual productive process, I have started looking for no matter what social opportunity to test some of them. The first experiments were not that amazing, but still very encouraging:
Brussels electronic marathon
Duration: 3:43 minutes
Why I am promoting smartphone videomaking
I have a PhD in Political Science and International Relations, for politics is my other passion. Actually, I must say, the only reason why I am a digital communication expert is because I believe that politics without communication skills is verbal masturbation.
Working in between Italy and the capital of Europe, I found myself spending much time in the suburbs of Brussels and feeling, without being particularly smart, its rising social tension – way before Paris attacks, Molenbeek media blame, and so on.
So, I have conceived a project for teaching videomaking to kids from the suburbs, because I believe that tension turns down, once you are capable of representing yourself and your neighborhood, without political or mainstream media filters.
It was after receiving funds from the Roi Baudoin Fondation and before understanding how to actually use them, that I found out about editing right on your smartphone: that is Once Upon A Time In Anderlecht, an ongoing process that I find very promising, from both a social and a technical point of view.