Mobile phone films

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The-Video-Compa...
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Anyone know of a good web site to research producing films for mobile phones.

I'm thinking of putting a sample video that potential clients can access via their phone when they're not at a computer. This may not secure a lot of work, but may raise awarness of my services.

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Ahh - great minds think alike...

http://www.handango.com/SoftwareCatalog.jsp?platformId=4&siteId=1&N=7+95631

However, I am not convinced that every phone needs a separate compression app, or that each one has its own technology. Maybe MPEG-4 will get there in the end, but right now it's a little scattered!

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Thanks Matt.

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impact
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i have the same sort of questiong how can i get video from my pc to my phone?

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The flip answer would be BlueTooth, USB or media card such as Memory Stick Duo, SmartMedia card etc. That's assuming that your video is in the right format for your phone device (see above link - number of apps, sometimes more than one app per platform!).

But therein lies the problem: distribution.

Big business interests with content to license will not make the platform work.

Blogging has lead to podcasting, podcasting is beginning to step into video podcasting. This is a democratising force where anyone can do it, and the people who are good at it move to the front (rather than the people with the 800 lb Gorilla company behind them).

I am very excited about the video iPods, as there is an easy, slick and efficient method for getting videos done by one party onto video iPods owned by anybody via RSS/XML podcasting channels. Now, before everyone yells about iPods being yet another monolithic platform completely deviant from the phone market (which you should yell IMHO), mp3 files are ubiquitous and mp4 video is set to be ubiquitous too.

There exists a multitude of methods to pull the mp3s from various sites and aggregate them on your hub device and hoofing them up to your viewing device. The phone market has to catch up to being a media device, and right now it seems rather stilted. Each platform has its own player, requiring its own setups, even if it's just a variant of mp4.

IMHO, we content providers need to encourage (by creating compelling video content that works well in mobile devices) the demand for a standard amongst device manufacturers, so they all see the benefit of adopting a standard (mp4) with a couple of scales (320x240 and 640x480 plus their widescreen variants 320x180 and 640x360).

I'm already seeing 'how-to' video PodCasts hitting the web, and hopefully we may even see standard mechanisms for publishing paid-for video content too, in that the Video iPod template could provide a useful distribution/syndication pattern for phone-based video too.

To your question - how do I make it work for me? It sounds like an excellent Third Party opportunity, as Apple used to say.

Matt Davis - Director/Editor - Write, shoot, edit, publish - website & Blog
2x EX1R, FS100 & FS700 into FCPX & CS6