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Why smartphones are brilliant for short filmmaking

by Joel Willans.

Frank Capra, director of It’s a Wonderful Life and three times Academy Award winner once said, “There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.” One thing smartphones are not is dull. In fact, these modern day wonders are capable of exciting the senses in a myriad of ways, one of which, perhaps surprisingly, is shooting short films.

To find out what makes them so great for the job, we hooked up with Alice Bragg, the Creative Director of World Film Collective, an organization that teaches young people how to make films using cellphones.

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