We asked 20 people from 4 to 60 to test our upcoming App, Phlay: playing pictures as “musical notes” just browsing them back and forth while listening to a music tune. Here you can see what happened then: their groove and fun in discovering step by step the surprising core of this new gaming experience. Make pictures dance by the rhythm, play with their motion tapping on the arrows of our full frame browser. Re-create the flow of life by multiplying any single moment into a playable sequence of different frames, let music guide you, and our “real time editing” will turn your performance into an amazing streaming movie ready to be shared with the people you love.
What do we really share on a daily basis? The answer is simple: we share our experiences and feelings, aiming to turn passing moments into lasting, shareable memories. Summer is the best chance to capture the most unforgettable and unpredictable moments of your life and turning them into a stunning movie to share your happiness with everybody. Just shoot pictures as you always do: Phlay will multiply them and set a sequence ready to played as visual music on your summer soundtrack! All you have to do is to play with the best moments you captured to turn them into the amazing story of your emotions. Emotions are rhythm: the beat of your heart is the Engine of emotions. Play the music of your life as a never-ending summertime, with Phlay.
How do you share your emotions? We want to give you the chance of being creative in the easier and most effective way. Use your taste and fantasy without wasting time with complicated software. Enjoy the lightness and fun of a gaming experience with amazing, fully customized results. Extract from any single picture a little symphony of evolving visual variations. Add motion and groove with your fingers. Make pictures flow in time back and forth, play your emotions on our browser as on a keyboard or a drum to tap on by the rhythm of the music you choose: express what you feel about the experience you captured in pictures. Phlay will live-record the flux of your visual rhythm and turn it into a readymade video. Add titles and share it in our web community and anywhere else in the social networks world.
It’s not a slide show, it’s not a video… It’s Phlay.
How many times we fancied on having a camera in our eyes, to capture the emotions of what we see? Our life is the story of those unforgettable moments we travel through over and over again with our feelings and memory, and share with the people we love.
Pictures are moments. Phlay gives you the chance to relive the full story. Just play your pictures as visual notes on your favourite music, and express what you feel. Make your pictures dance the story of your life. With Phlay is simple: choose your pictures, multiply and play them in an unforgettable gaming experience with amazing, artistic results: a streaming video ready to be shared. Experience a new way to capture your time and emotions. With Phlay, now, you can.
Napoli Explosion 2016 is a symphonic visual work shot simultaneously by 8 photographers during New Year’s Day 2016, with live music (composed by Louis Siciliano) playing during the stunning spontaneous fireworks people’s show in Naples downtown. It’s an artistic work in progress project, still growing and developing thanks to Phlay software. The different sequences of pictures have been shuffled and “played” as visual notes into an unique whole of different perspectives, where the rhythm of the fireworks and their wakes of light has been intertwined with that of music crescendo, to try and catch the very ancestral soul of this ancient folk event: the passing of time as a ritual of struggle against the stillness of nature.
The photographers multiple eye, scattered on the hills all around, touches buildings and their invisible inhabitants, surrounds the whole city with an insight look, wandering and floating with explosions in the dark of the night. But what most deeply makes relive all the furious strength of the night, is the mode of playing with the Fourth Dimension, capturing in the frozen-and-reactivate motion the deepest essence of Time, its material consistence, fuelled by music’s rhythm as an underground lymph. As in a mash-up of time and space, the visual sound of the overlapping multiplicity of the explosions plays its part in building a sonic image, fastening visual mutations to the “chronological time” of the event. As in Einstein’s conception of Universe, captured and restarted time in rhythm expands on itself, bringing the audience in a different perceptive, emotional, visually danced dimension. In Napoli Explosion 2016 project the potentiality of our software as an instrument to play “visual notes” breaks out in all its creative and innovative strength at the highest level. Just to show how Phlay’s technology can become an extremely adaptable tool to every kind of users need or artistic projects. Phlay at the service of art.
We played with the LookBack of the n.1 friend in Facebook, its founder Mark, whose life has so deeply and fast changed in those ten years or more: from a young campus nerd and startup gambler, to a successful entrepreneur, to Social Media Tycoon, happy hubbie with Priscilla, and then, inspired and proud father of his baby daughterling Maxima. Because we think memories are important, so much important that we want to play with them as in a wonderful gaming and music experience. Maybe the main limit is that Phlay is a Real Time tool, created to re-write reality while living it. So dealing with an “history” may seem a too depersonalising matter, hardly allowing emotion to be the substance of the game. Anyway, we tried, and we must admit the difference is easily visible. Better, sensible.
How many times you’ve been hit by the characters of a painting as living persons, whose eyes and looks told you a silent story, as if they were set free by your gaze from the spell of their stillness? With Phlay you can turn this fantasia into reality. Giving life to still faces and bodies by multiplying them in a sequence of different pictures ready to be turned into visual music with your fingers. Experience art as a music game. Play your emotions in front of it by giving the rhythm of your music to what you see. Share these indescribable feelings with you friends all over the world. Now, with Phlay, you can.
When you travel, there are moments in which you have totally different visions of what you knew by media images. Monuments and places are filtered by your feeling and emotions of the moment: don’t let these moments flow away, make a Phlay video out of them. Play with your mood, express your emotions, use your music to give rhythm to what you see, make it dance with the beat of your heart, leave a trace of what you feel. It will be more than a travelogue: you will turn your captured memories of people and places in a never ending story of your heart to be shared with all the people you love.
Director: Mario Amura with :James Mcteigue, Richard Dreyfuss, Kasia Smutniak, Valerio Mastandrea,
Production: Garofalo A project by: Pescerosso
Music: The Niro, Gregorio De Luca Comandini Editing: Marco Battiloro Camera op: Raffele Losco
PORTRAIT FROM A SET: THE SECRET LIFE OF TIME
A movie set is an unreal, imaginary place, and portraying it means trying to hunt emotions and thoughts, catching the unexpected, the moment in which a sparkle of truth insinuate into fiction. Portrait from a set is a short experiment in truth Mario Amura brings on taking advantage of the invisibility granted to that strange figure of licensed thief of secrets and tricks of moviemaking that goes under the name of “backstage director”. Orson Welles considered Vittorio De Sica the greatest film director of all times, marvelling at his ability to make his camera disappear to reveal the image. And so Amura does: he doesn’t aim to make our eyes discover anything of what is in the “back” of the stage. Even the cast and crew, they are much more similar to a small “courtship” crossing the immense spaces of the Royal Palace of Caserta as a temporary intrusion of present time in what stands out of Time. On the contrary, he borrows the same perspective of the director’s eyes, but to betray it in some way, looking for the rare instants in which something happens beyond the staging. Something much more secret than the craft and technique of the director and the actors is. With this short an daring essay on a Space beyond Time, Amura has to do also with another dimension of invisibility. Using techniques of “stealing” what happens on faces reminding the “free camera” shooting of John Cassavetes, he writes a sort of peeping simphony of gazes referring to an imaginary narration hidden in the eyes and expressions of actors and director, in which director Mc Teigue plays the part of an orchestra leader, somatizing in a kind of dance of gestures and expressions what is meant to be the sense of the scene on the set. So the story of Vanvitelli, Queen Mary of Saxony and Charles III of Spain lies behind what actors actually feel in their effort of truth, as if they also were caught in a different dimension of experience in the suspended time of the Royal Palace. Amura obstinately looks for emotions betraying what the actors feel while really living the sensation of pretending to be someone else, catches what their speachless faces say while their voice-off wanders in free thoughts and reflexions about their acting life. This makes Portrait from a Set an “inner backstage” of fears, desires and utopias of acting as experiencing imaginary lives, as Richard Dreyfuss says, continously losing and getting again their certainties of being. It is also a portrait of the director as a dreamer trying to materialize his visions just like a child, involving other people in his own personal game.
There’s also, in the end, a subtle and empathetic irony in Amura’s look to those different dimension of experiencing the Royal Palace. It is in his surprising work with sound, when some actors’ conversations are stolen in all their naivete of common sense observations, in all their normality clashing with the stunning beauty of what surrounds them. A beauty revealing all her strenght with the “true” permanent/temporary inhabitants of the Royal Palace: the postcard sellers, some people immerged in the glorious gardens in an improvised Tai-Chi sessions. A naturalness, a simplicity that is denied to the performers: as the last shot of the actor dressed for the Royal Court caught against the outside light while speaking with his mobile. A sign of a time defeated by impermanence, filling the void of a rushing, neurotic experience of life with the illusion of being constantly connected to the world while living an alienated solitude in the middle of all that moving beauty.
Quasi Amici, un nuovo modo di vivere e raccontare il calcio attraverso un format tv da 4’ in onda su sky sport24 hd a partire dal 10 gennaio 2015.