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Open Your Eyes
by Josh Rubin
on 22 May 2006
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To demonstrate the significant leap in Nokia NSeries' video phone quality, Nokia commissioned 16 independent directors to film and compose shorts using nothing but their new phone. All featured on the NSeries website, the series, titled Open Your Eyes, pays homage to the beauty of mundane places. Jason Nichols takes a romantic ride over New York’s East River on the Roosevelt Island tram, Prashant Bhargava makes improvisational water percussion with an adorable two-year-old (pictured center), and Daniel Josefsohn takes us to an avant garde rock nightclub Berlin (pictured left). In another challenge on the same site, director Oren Jacoby (Sister Rose’s Passion) made five traditional web documentaries, each about a fellow New York film maker with a feature in the 2006 TriBeca Film Fest.

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