“Living Moments – Lumia Arc of Wonder” – Nokia and Microsoft Collaborate on Photographic First + Bullet- Effect with 50 Smart Phones

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You're right, a Nokia cell phone is not a video camera, but this intriguing video by Paul Trillo (whom we've featured before here and here) grabbed me in a couple of ways…

Unfortunately, the first way was that it makes me a little seasick (or motion sick) watching it. I could do without the circluar movement over and over.

But the best way it grabbed me was thru the audio… without the soundbites of the people in the shots, to me it wouldn't be 1/4 as impressive.

I'll let you decide and comment below whether it makes you sick.

Arc of Wonder: Bullet- Effect Photoshoot with 50 Lumias

It was transported through the bustling streets of New York to capture “Living Moments” using the powerful 41-megapixel camera on the Lumia 1020.

It’s another first for Lumia, connecting 50 smartphones and enabling a “bullet-effect” photoshoot pushes the boundaries of photography and technology.

Pioneering filmmaker Paul Trillo, said:

“We used a Microsoft Surface tablet to control the shoot and a special app which was designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform.

“We captured a total of 30,000 images across Manhattan, including Union Square, Allen St. and Central Park West.”

“The Multi Lumia Arc of Wonder combines smart technology to demonstrate the power of Lumia imaging, and the results are stunning” said Costas Syrmos, head of the creative lab.

Living Moments – Lumia Arc of Wonder

The film was compiled from the still images shot with 50 Nokia Lumia devices. Go behind the scenes: nokia.ly/living-moments-bts

Microsoft and renowned filmmaker Paul Trillo joined forces to create a smartphone system that allows users to control multiple Nokia Lumia 1020 devices both wirelessly and simultaneously. Designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform, the “bullet effect” is a technical first on a mobile device, offering 100% mobility.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Living Moments – Lumia Arc of Wonder'

After connecting 50 Nokia Lumia devices, a separate, designated Surface tablet was used as a remote control, creating the “Lumia Arc of Wonder”. The result reveals the phones' incredible capabilities for striking, vivid imagery, whilst pushing the boundaries of photography and technology.

Paul's previous project – ‘Nokia Lumia 1020 – NY 41×41

Soundtrack: “Robots” by The John Brother's Piano Company

(cover photo credit: snap from Conversations)

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