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004 | DAWN OF THE MOBILE FILMMAKER SHARING REALITY INSTEAD OF FICITION

HOW PHONES ARE ALREADY DISRUPTING HOLLYWOOD FOREVER BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN SHARE REAL STORIES

AVERAGE PHONE IS ALREADY BETTER

then most of modern pocket cameras we used for almost 15 years until everybody and their mom just started recording everything, including the baby’s first steps on their phone.

THE THINGS WITH POCKET CAMERAS IS THIS

POCKET CAMERAS AREN’T IN YOUR POCKET

OBVIOUSLY

BECAUSE YOUR PHONE IS

There it’s the single tool we have with us the most time. Apart from more and more fitness trackers and smartwatches, but until you will be able to record “cinegrade” video on these it will probably take a few years, unless

PHONE BECOME FOLDABLE

And therefore fit even better in your pocket than the latest Galaxy Note, in terms of size marketed as tablet or phablet years ago.

AND THEY ARE AS EXPENSIVE AS A NOTEBOOK TODAY

more and more also better. When it comes to processing power. Record and edit 4K?

BUGGY ON MY LATE 2019 SPECTRE X360

and opening up something like DaVinciResolve takes often up to a minute. Something unimaginable for a phone. But still accepted on a computer.

TRANSFERING FILES ON WINDOWS

Still takes time. Time you don’t need when you record, edit, and upload on your phone. Like the video platform with the most attention right now, TikTok, already

https://www.tiktok.com/@dreamansions

DOMINATING WORLDWIDE CHARTS

Because people can use the songs and make videos on their phones. And most do. And probably as a simple truth, the ones who record shorts or TikToks or anything else

DON’T RECORD

Or don*t publish. Because they are the perfectionists with a full-blown SLR rig, which as funny as it is

IS ALMOST CHEAPER THAN A PHONE

At lest mine was. And cheaper than the top phones for sure. I bought my Canon 70D rig for around 600-700€

AND MY PHONE INCLUDING CASE AND COVER

Was also 600-700€. Both camera rig and phone bought refurbished, since I don’t care about a few scratches costing me 20% of the purchase price and therefore making it 20% less likely I actually

SPEND MONEY ON THE THINGS I NEED

Like a really good phone. Because the phone is the camera I’ll always have with me. Therefore

THE BETTER THE CAMERA IN MY PHONE, THE BETTER THE CAMERA IN MY POCKET

FRUSTRATED EX-POCKET CAMERA USER

NOW ACCORDING TO A SOURCE FOUND BY GOOGLE

ALREADY A THIRD OF WORLDS’S POPULATION HAS A SMARTPHONE

People have been loving stories since the dawn of time itself. Every piece of information we as human produce usually serves one of either two purposes

TO ENTERTAIN OR TO LEARN

And everything in between. For a few thousand years, or probably much longer, if you count in things like cave painting. Or the shier existence of either language or communiation itself, people told each other stories.

TILL NOW, THEY OFTEN WERE FICITONAL

But still had unique viewpoints. Often reflecting key things about reality itself. For example the fact there is no way around accepting reality as it is. Stoicism basically. The

CLASSIC HEROES JOURNEY

Where the hero sets out on his quest to find or pursue something new. But risks almost everything. Is prevented by forces trying to hinder him, is nothing else than a

BASIC LESSON IN RISK MANAGEMENT

In order to get something new, to reach a higher level. We first have to leave the common ground. Set out to something else, but of course, also risking the things we already have. And once we make it,

WE SHALL BE REWARED

Sometimes. And sometimes not. Like when Elon Musk’s Tesla almost went bankrupt multiple times. Now the thing is this. Since fictional stories existed a part of us always wanted to

MEET THE CHARACTERS IRL

But the inherent problem of a fictional story is the fact the characters by shier definition of fiction aren’t real. And even if the portrayal of Tony Stark by Robert Downey Jr. was to some extent influenced by real-life Elon Musk and the character of Tony Stark was inspired by people like Howard Hughes, as a simple matter of fact at some point everyone has to realize

TONY STARK DOESN’T EXIST

But what now, if the characters in stories existed. For real. Because they weren’t characters, but actual real people.

YOU CAN MEET ELON MUSK

You can also meet Logan Paul. And his friends. You can also meet someone like, well, DREAMANSIONS in real life. And the now genious thing is this

NO ONE KNOWS HOW THE STORY GOES ON

Because reality is to complex to predict. Elon Musk really could make the human species multiplanetary within the next few decades. And even if your life isn’t as glorious like Elon Musks’s

YOU SIMPLY DO NEVER NOW, HOW THINGS TURN OUT

But if we record things along the way, if Elon Musk made a daily vlog when Tesla was almost bankrupt, people maybe wouldn’t have tuned in on masse. Because back then Elon Musk still behaved like a kid doing stuff like tweeting random things he thought. Kidding. But now these people would.

EVER WONDERED WHY EVERYONE IS OBSESSED WITH CELEBRITIES?

Because they are the people other people tell stories about. But they do really live. They are people in real life and characters in stories about real life at the same time. Small disclaimer, but

DANIEL CRAIG ISN’T JAMES BOND

But he is an actor. Nevertheless, we glorify him or other actors because they are the best approximation to the characters on screen. It’s pretty simple.

THEY EVEN LOOK ALIKE!

I tried to make out the differences between them, by searching for a comparison, here, but turns out there are no comparisons, probably because

IT’S REALLY THAT OBVIOUS.

But what now, if there was someone like James Bond. Or like Nelson Mandela. Or Mahatama Gandhi. Or Barack Obama. Who did great things, but

THEY ACTUALLY LIVED

Not necessarily forever after, but at least up to the point where the medicine of the day then fails our human bodies and we seize to exist. The thing is this

EVERONE NOW HAS THE ABILITY TO SHARE THEIR STORY

And since we all are human, the struggles individuals have every single day are probably also something someone else among the seven billion people can relate to. It’s actually pretty easy, there only needs to be the smallest

INTERSECTION AREA OF YOUR LIFE AND SOMEONE ELSE’S

AND PEOPLE WILL BE INTERESTED

Being able to communicate also helps. And since we all are human, the intersection probably is much bigger. You think you have this really nerdy thing about, well, something. Chances are, others have it too. This results in

HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS REINVENTED

For the last years, Casey Neistat has been with me along my journey. And not because I am friends with the guy, but because I watched his videos. And listened to his podcast. And scrolled through his Instagram. And chances are

HE WILL BE WITH MY FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE

Unless he either quits to lead a public life and share it by any media with the world or I decide to quit. But the thing is this.

I CANNOT REALLY QUIT

Because I’m not interested anymore in the newest drone he reviews. Not really. I am actually purely interested

HOW HE ACTUALLY IS DOING

I just want to see whatsup. Because he has been a part of my life for so long. Want to see the challenges he has gone through. And therefore, I cannot just quit.

WE ALL ARE HEROES

Battling reality every single minute. We all have to leave old things behind us constantly. And master new things.

WHETHER IT’S SAVING THE PRINCES

toasting bread or making human civilization multi-planetary. These are the stories that could dominate the future. Told by people living in real life. Shared with the cameras in their pockets, We are living these stories already. We are the characters come to life. So we might as well share these stories

WITH PHONES

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