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Video: Behind the scenes of “The Commuter” the mini movie Shot on the Nokia N8

A few weeks ago we heard about a film (in which you could star in) joining the likes of Pamela Anderson, Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and now Dev Patel (Skins, SlumDogMilliiinaaayre :p and Avatar: The Last Air Bender).

This film is entirely shot on the N8 and I’m guessing this 720p behind the scenes video is also shot on the N8.

The Commuter is a film by the McHenry brothers who are releasing their debut film ‘Jackboots on Whitehall’ (starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant and Timothy Spall) later this year.

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MBAhm3JqSI]

N8 on steady cam. As expected – all other mobile type films are shot with some sort of steady cam. Even high end consumer camcorders MUST be on a steady CAM/crane rig/track to get those smooth cinematic shots.

Again, this is the type of marketing I’m expecting with Nokia. Make people aware of what you can do with your product by doing fantastic things with it. Don’t worry that you could technically achieve similar things on other platforms (with possibly N8 being superior :p). That’s really how it is for most things. It’s all about the mind set, inspiring users into being able to see the potential of your deices.


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  1. Roger Johnson
    September 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Great stuff. I hope Nokia REALLY market this big time. Expect to see iPhone/Android fanboys cry “Fake! Steadycam rig means it’s not realistic! Blah blah blah”. This, of course, is nonsense. The quality and ability to keep up with fast action, panning, and also detail levels and colour reproduction are all due to the N8.

    Yes, handheld shots that consumers do will be slightly less steady but so what? They would be with all cameras too, as you say.

    I still say what Nokia or someone should do is have a rig that mounts an N8, alongside an iPhone 4, and say 3 of the best Android handsets and then films various scenes and then we can do a true comparison, which will of course show the N8 leagues ahead.

    > Don’t worry that you could technically achieve similar things on other platforms.
    If you’re referring to other smartphones this is not correct. That’s the whole point about the N8, it’s leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

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