The majority of us love fashion, in one way or another. We adore the playful new trends that we can try out every day, the works of art that designers want to encourage us to wear on a daily basis, and the thrill of seeing our own personalities reflected in a given item of clothing or a certain vibrant hue.
Fashion reveals a part of our personality; the way we style our outfits tell countless stories of who we are, who we’ve been, and who we want to be, just like filmmaking – it unleashes one’s creativity and gives them the ability to tell their own stories. Laura Low, an art driven film director describes it as a way to externalise and express the ideas she has, and that is what compelled her to devote herself full-time to directing.
The all-new Galaxy S22 Ultra touts many innovative things, including Samsung’s most advanced camera technology to date; making possibilities limitless – Low directed and produced her very own short film to illustrate the love affair between fashion and filmmaking.
With its dynamic and versatile camera experience, it lets you take photographs and films that are beyond the ordinary. With larger sensors and Adaptive Pixel technology, the device offers the revolutionary Nightography feature, as well as an anti-reflective nano-coated lens designed to capture colors and make your shots pop out in vivid tones by allowing more light into the frame, making them look spectacular – in any lighting condition. Even in the dark, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can take clear videos with stunning textures and colors, even with various forms of illumination during a film production.
“The mobility of the camera allows for us to not be afraid to craft ideas out. Just grab, shoot and go! You can use the phone to lie on the floor and shoot a super low angle or squeeze into tight spaces and shoot different spaces,” she praised.
Can’t keep the excitement she has for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, she goes on to share her experience with some of the other cool features on the device – “the Pro-Mode for Photo and Video taking is a very powerful feature in the camera and allows for greater control over the look and feel of the image that creators want to capture”, bringing the human form to a new light and dimension – making it a film-worthy experience.
Portrait mode snap shots with artfully out-of-focus backgrounds aren’t new, but they’ve been getting progressively better over the past few years, yielding greater natural-looking outcomes, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra offers the same – its most recent algorithm can even pick a single strand of hair from its background to ensure the subject stays wholly in focus, with a natural blurred background around them. “It allows for more cinematic depth of field images”, Low added.
Even better, as creativity comes from anywhere and everywhere, ideas are also constantly dashing in and out of her mind, Low finds it convenient for her to communicate her ideas to her team without worrying if she has a pen or paper in sight – thanks to the S Pen that comes with the Galaxy S22 Ultra! You can swiftly jot down ideas and even edit videos on the go – opening up new ways to be creative and get things done.
As you rely on your smartphone to film – longevity is just as crucial. Low excitedly shared her experience with the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s all-day battery life – a 5,000-mAh capacity that can last you through your day on a single charge. “The battery definitely lives up to the expectations especially since we really are pushing the limit of the phone,” she said with pleasure. Better yet, if you’re running low on power due to high usage, its 45W fast charging will get your battery back to full power in no time – allowing you to dive straight back into director mode!
Producing a film no longer seem like a distant dream. With the camera features available on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, aspiring directors from all backgrounds can break the barriers of traditional filmmaking – by redefining the filmmaking experience and packaging all of that into one ultimate smartphone series. All it takes is for you to be brave, and go for it.
Born of Galaxy Stars Short Film Competition
If you’ve always dreamed of making movies but never known where to start, don’t fret. This is your chance to pursue your dream of being a filmmaker with the Galaxy S22 Ultra! All you have to do is share a short script in-line with the theme, Borderless with Nightography in the Born of the Galaxy Stars short film competition, endorsed by the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) by 24 April 2022 and select one of the concepts to include in the short script: Fashion, Fitness, Romance and Music. Samsung Malaysia and MIFFest will then select 22 shortlisted participants who will be presented with the Galaxy S22 Ultra to shoot and produce their short film. These final productions will then be in the running to win an award in July 2022 at the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) opening ceremony.
To find out more about the Born of the Galaxy Stars Short Film Competition, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/my/offer/mobile/born-of-the-galaxy-stars/
To submit your entries for the Born of the Galaxy Stars Short Film Competition, please visit: https://www.mgga.com.my/born-of-the-galaxy-stars-shortfilm2022/
To find out more, or purchase the latest Galaxy devices, please see the respective links below:
• Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra/buy/
• Galaxy S22+ | S22 5G: https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-s22/buy/