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October 6, 2014

Poll: Who is the greatest Lumia filmmaker of them all?

As regular readers know, we love to showcase the works of creative and inspiring filmmakers here at Connects.

It’s always a pleasure to see how people combine great ideas and their Lumias to make movie magic. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen people do it time and time again. But now, we’d like to know which of these many amazing individuals you think is the best of the bunch.

Below are our contenders for the best Lumia filmmaker ever, with sample of their work. Your job, dear readers, is simple – decide which one of these movie masters you think is most deserving of the title, vote and share your reasons why you gave them your thumbs up.

1. Lee Righini

Lee Righini has probably shot more films on Lumia smartphones than anyone else on the planet. He’s dived with a Lumia, snowboarded with a Lumia, shot music videos with a Lumia. You name it, he’s done it.  Below is his stunning video from Mission 31, but to get an even better idea of his skill check out his awarding winning multi-media fest, Nokia Transitions. This visual treat documents New Zealand board culture with some amazing cinematography. This included scenes shot in shark-infested waters and Lumia 1020s left outside overnight to capture unique nightime footage.

2. Claudiu Voicu

Using a Nokia Lumia 1020, film maker Claudiu Voicu gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Red Bull Art of Motion freerunning event in Santorini, Greece. Both the freerunning and camera skills are guaranteed to make your jaw drop!

3. Paul Trillo

Have you ever wondered what happens when you connect 50 Lumia 1020s in a huge arc controlled by a single system? Of course you have. Filmmaker Paul Trillo joined forces with our creative Lab in order to find out, and the process and result are documented in all their glory in this innovative video.

4. Olivier Noirhomme

Filmmaker Olivier Noirhomme gets up close and personal with macros in his film “Melting & Burning”, a completely hypnotizing work of art that proves just how cool time-lapse can be.

5. Hadrien Picard

Hadrien Picard‘s film is filled with skill – both Hadrien’s and Icelandic BMXer Anton Arnarson’s. Be sure to adjust your video settings to 1080HD for maximum satisfaction, because the shots of Anton proving his talent in Iceland’s landscapes are pure gorgeousness.

6. Boris Proust

Pro skater and filmmaker Boris Proust has made history by creating the first ever skating video filmed in Togo, and he’s also made one fine film. It shows just how suited the 1020 is for action, combining great skate shots with the undeniable beauty of Togo.

7. Jason van Genderen

Jason van Genderen’s Red Earth Hip Hop was not only filmed entirely on a Nokia 920, but it also premiered at the Sundance London Film & Music Festival to much acclaim. The film tackles a fascinating topic, showing how hip hop music is positively effecting Australia’s aboriginal people.

8. Jack Tompkins

Jack Tompkins uses a few features of a Nokia Lumia 920, such as magnetic fisheye, wide angle and macro lenses, in his 2 minute documentary in order to magnificently capture the movement and buzz at the US Snowboarding Championships. This prize-winning short movie will make you want to hit the slopes – and capture it on film, of course!


9. Christopher Westerholm

Christopher Westerholm set out to prove that a Nokia 920 is more than able to shoot “cinemastyle” video, and he definitely nailed it. With footage taken in a Swedish national park, this short film is absolutely stunning.

We think each and every one of these filmmakers is marvellous, but more importantly, what do you think? To cast your vote click your favourite filmmaker’s name in the poll below. Let the voting begin!