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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Olive: The first feature film filmed with a smartphone!

olive film
The first feature film filmed exclusively with the smartphone Nokia N8 is a fact!

This is the «Olive» of Patrick Gilles and Hooman Khalili, which tells the story of a little girl with magical powers who enters the lives of three lonely people to make them change how they see things.

The operation of the two screenwriters and directors were very bold.

Initially, they faced difficulties in filming, as well as the N8 although has a very good camera in 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and downloadable video HD at 720p, but I had to disable the auto-focus and auto-zoom, so that not focused in the wrong places.

Another problem was funding, as the Nokia could not sponsor until the movie and see the result.
olive film

The amount ultimately not exceeded € 250,000, was covered by Chris Kelly, a former executive of Facebook.

The film involved the Oscar-nominated, Gena Rowlands and recently premiered in American classrooms. It remains to be seen whether it is the first movie filmed in smartphone earned a nomination from the Academy!

Those who were arrested outside Oakland appeared today before the court and will remain in custody as Monday, which would examine whether to bail.

The U.S. authorities have announced that it is the Ntotkom, 37, resident of New Zealand and Hong Kong; co-founder and chief technical Mathias Ortman, 40, from Germany; the head of marketing Batato Finn, 38, also from Germany; and head programmer Bran Van der Kolkata, 29 years from the Netherlands.

The other defendants remain at large is a German, one Slovak and one Estonian.

Indicted for conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy, copyright infringement and conspiracy to launder money.

If adopted and ordered the U.S., they face prison sentences of up to 55 years.

Confiscated assets Megaupload worth $ 50 million, as announced by the U.S. authorities.

In New Zealand, these assets included a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, cars and other paintings.

The inspector said Grand Ouormolnt in New Zealand that the arrests were the result of several months of coordination with the FBI and Justice Department.

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