Cells Phones: A different way of seeing
1. Photographers: all persons with a background in photography, both amateurs and professionals.
2. General public: no photography background necessary.
3. Teenagers from 11 to 17 in a single group or divided by ages.
4. Children from 6 to 10.
The integration of cameras in cellular telephones produced a true revolution in culture. An advantage is that we all have a camera with us all the time. This allows us to record any event that draws our attention and we can share it with others instantly. This workshop’s intention is to use cell phones to make projects with specific ideas, to learn how to distribute them, by uploading them to the Internet, transmitting them via bluetooth, printing them, or making audio-visual presentations.
Most cell phones have low resolution cameras, although some already have up to 5 megapixels, but their aesthetic quality is different from devices that are exclusively cameras, which is why the photographic language can be used in a different way.
This type of image opens new possibilities of distribution. That is why it will be necessary to analyze which one is the best for the project.
To create a video with the cell phone, to use its software to record sound, to edit directly with its applications, and to use its enabled ports to transfer the information whether by cable or radio networks are within our reach and enable us to broadcast our images at the very moment in which they are recorded. Examples of artists that use cell phones:
1. Showing participants how to use the photographic tools of the cell phones.
2. Presentation of projects made with cell phones.
3. Analysis of the advantages of using a cell phone and not a camera.
4. Developing, editing, and presenting a project.
5. Dissemination of the project.
Four sessions of three hours each (preferably once a week).
An instructor who has the necessary background to make projects with cell phones.
Video projector, computer.
Students must have a cell phone with camera.