Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016 at 12:01pm

Get along to MoJoCon Ireland – a chance to meet Sean Baker

SeanBaker2015HeadshotcropWho is Sean Baker?

Sean Baker makes films on iPhones. Good films, really good films.

His first film, Tangerine, was shown at Sundance to huge acclaim, a tale of transgender, prostitution all turned into a very beautiful art form with a camera you can keep in your pocket.

Now he has made a new short film called Snowbird and it has been released on Kenzo.com. Vimeo and YouTube. Kenzo is a fashion label and they commissioned Baker to make the film.

Abbey Lee (she was in Mad Max: Fury Road, remember?) goes around trailer parks distributing cake. The film took less than a week to make and again was made on an iPhone (or a couple of iPhones to be honest)

Here is a flavour of the film but if you want to meet the man behind it then register here for RTÉ MoJoCon which takes place at the Aviva on 29 -30 April 2016.

 

Noel Curran, Director-General, RTÉ, commented: “Last year, RTÉ was at the very centre of the mojo world; we look forward to developing RTÉ Mojocon into a major fixture of the international conference scene and putting Dublin and Ireland firmly on the tech map. RTÉ has been pioneering the use of mobile phones as content creation tools for over four years now. Hundreds of journalists and staff in RTÉ have undertaken training and many have completed the advanced mobile multi-media master-class. The use of mobiles has been a huge catalyst in improving RTÉ’s range, quality and speed of coverage.”

Screen-Shot-2014-09-08-at-16.23.133The event organiser, Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead with RTÉ, has pioneered the use of smart-phones for content creation and he has trained over 1500 journalists in Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. in the techniques that will be explored at the event. The conference website is http://mojocon.rte.ie and tickets are on sale now.

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