Film making has always been something that used to be left to the professionals. Back in the day, people would go to theaters (and later, on their televisions) and watch “motion pictures”. That was it. But today, in this hyper-connected world of the internet and smartphones, it has become something commonplace. The creation of “motion pictures” aren’t something restricted to directors and producers of the silver screen anymore.
With various content sharing platforms available, anyone can tell their story just through their smartphones. And what better phones to shoot with than Huawei? The brand has always been known for their stellar camera performance, often blurring the line between DSLR and smartphone.
As a part of their ongoing campaign, the smartphone giant has partnered with different acclaimed local directors and artists to showcase the power of the Mate 30 Pro, their latest flagship which features “supersensing cine-cameras”. Again co-designed with Leica, the Mate 30 Pro’s rear set-up comprises of a 40MP Cine Camera, f/1.8 + 40 MP super sensing camera, f/1.6 + 8MP telephoto camera, f/2.4 + 3D depth sensing camera. Short films by directors Pepe Diokno, Sid Maderazo, and Lyka Gonzalez as well as a music video by local indie artist, Reese Lansangan—all shot on the Mate 30 Pro—were premiered on the big screen. On their hands, one could barely tell that it was all shot on a smartphone.
Notably, the film Wardens of the Sea by Lyka Gonzalez and Carmen del Prado narrated the story of fishermen of El Salvador in Misamis Oriental. This was done in partnership with local NGO, Save Philippine Seas, which was also brought up during the launch of the Mate 30 series. Huawei has shared their tech with creators and engineers to preserve the seas and protect the livelihood of local fishermen—showing how technology could impact communities such as that of El Salvador. Watch the film here.
Alongside this, Huawei also challenged aspiring film makers to rethink possibilities and submit their films to the Huawei Film Awards, where the winning entry could win US$ 20,000. They are accepting entries until February 25, 2020.
You can submit your entries here:
Regional Contest: https://tinyurl.com/PFB-HFA
Local Contest: https://gleam.io/g/Nf5Wx
For more details, visit Huawei Mobile’s official Facebook and Instagram page.