Archive for the ‘Mobile Cameraphone Film and Video’ Category

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to be at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event at Vancouver Art Gallery on Wed Jan 19, 2011

January 22, 2011 1 comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to be at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event at Vancouver Art Gallery on Wed Jan 19, 2011.

There were so many amazing short films all made on a Nokia N8 cameraphone!  Congratulations to all the filmmakers! 🙂

Below is a photo of the Red Carpet at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event with Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA

Below are Nokia Reps showing what apps can be bought at the OVI store

Below is a photo of Peter Davies, Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster and Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films

Below are tasty bowls of gourmet popcorn!

Below is Lorraine Murphy, April Smith and Jon Ornoy

Below is a beautiful bar with beautiful people at the Nokia N8 Direct and Project event

Below are people enjoying the h’ordeuvres

Below is the DJ spinning some tunes

Below is Lorraine Murphy looking at the Twitter Page for Nokia N8 Direct and Project

Below is Tom Hall of WomWorld Nokia with April Smith

Below is April Smith beside the Nokia N8 Direct and Project sign

Below is Roland Tanglao with Peter Davies about to enjoy the shows!

Below is the program guide

Below is Brian Adler, MC of Nokia N8 Direct and Project

Below are the 3 judges : Brian Adler, RT! and Mindy Miller

Below is Geoff Peters with Marcus Barnes about to watch Geoff’s video

Below are photos of Glenn Letham with his Nokia N8

Below is Roland Tanglao, Trevor Boudreau and Raul Pacheco

Below is RT! with Mindy Miller

Below is Tom Hall filming the Nokia N8 Direct and Project Twitter page

Below is from the movie “The Commuter”,  which was filmed entirely on the Nokia N8 in HD, stars Dev Patel as a commuter on his way to his first day of work. In this action-packed short film, Dev battles a killer Traffic Warden, a blind ninja, parkour bankers and comes face-to-face with Pamela Anderson before getting stuck in a lift with Ed Westwick and stealing a Lotus…will he make it in time?

Below Brian Adler announces the winner Josephine  Anderson for her video Normal Design

(Thanks to Roland Tanglao for the photo and videos below)

Below April Smith and Josephine Anderson share a smiles!

Below is Glenn Letham with April Smith

Below is Mindy Miller and April Smith

Below is Peter Davies with Tom Hall

Musicians at LifeSkills Centre practice together with encouragement from Shane Turner of Shane Turner Overdrive in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Musicians at LifeSkills Centre practice together in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) with encouragement from  Shane Turner of  Shane Turner Overdrive

Below are livestream videos of our LifeSkills Centre Musicans, filmed from a Nokia N97 mini cameraphone

AHA MEDIA is very thankful to receive a Kodak Playtouch from our Secret Santa for Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very thankful and grateful to receive such a wonderful gift from our anonymous benefactors!

We are so happy to be able to continue to do mobile media coverage of our neighbourhood in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA holding a Kodak Playtouch from our Secret Santa.

AHA MEDIA is pleased to do active community engagement in the neighbourhoods of the Vancouver Downtown Eastsise (DTES)

“With Glowing Hearts” DVD preorders open today/Give the gift of producing‏

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Give your loved one the credit they deserve, make them a Producer!

When this project started there were only two people involved, Andrew and I, but now two years later, our family of producers has swelled to around 200 and we’ve got great news for everyone.  Having just submitted our most recent cut of the film to SXSW in Austin TX, we’re very happy to announce that we’re opening presales for the film on the site, with the official launch having been set for February 12, 2011.  We’ll mark the occasion with a special screening of the film in Vancouver where you’ll be able to come pick up your copy on DVD or USB key, with traditional shipping options available to those who can’t make it.   We’re also very excited about our exclusive WGH Producer’s Package which we think is a thoughtful alternative that some people on your list will definitely appreciate receiving this holiday season.

This handsome package includes:

  • An official Producer’s certificate and name in the film’s credits
  • A certificate confirming your $5 contribution to the construction of a wireless mesh network in the Downtown Eastside
  • A ticket to the February 12th, 2011 screening and afterparty at W2
  • One copy of the completed film on DVD or USB

To show our appreciation for the support you’ve already provided, we’re giving all existing producers a 10% discount off any purchases you make on the site, so don’t miss this limited time opportunity to share your involvement with this project with your friends and family.

Thanks for everything,

Jon Ornoy

AHA MEDIA Livestreamed Human Rights and Media Matters forum at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver

December 10, 2010 1 comment
By Staff, December 9, 2010

A public forum called “Human Rights and Media Matters” is being held tonight (December 9) at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver.

Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith is moderating the discussion, which is being cohosted by the Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, the Chinese Canadian National Council, and the W2 Community Media Arts Society.

The panel features B.C. Civil Liberties Association executive director David Eby, Downtown Eastside activist Tami Starlight, antiracist activist Harsha Walia, and UBC history professor Henry Yu.

Here’s the live stream from April Smith of AHA Media.

Below is Sid Tan, organizer of “Human Rights and Media Matters” forum at W2 with Irwin Oostindie watching

Below is Tami Starlight, Henry Yu, Charlie Smith and David Eby

Below is a photo of AHA MEDIA’s Mac with Nokia N97 mini and Nokia N8 smart cameraphones

Below is Nokia N97 mini livestreaming

Below is filming with Nokia N8 and livestreaming Nokia N97 mini

Below is David Eby and Harsha Walia

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA filming with a Nokia N8

Below is Tami Starlight with Henry Yu

Below is Charlie Smith, Editor of Georgia Straight

Below is Sudha Krishna asking a question

Below is Miraj Khaled asking a question

Below is MLA Mable Elmore for Vancouver-Kensington

Below is Sean Gunn

Below is Lani Russwurm, Stephan and Miraj

See all “Human Rights and Media Matters ” livestream at

AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the NOKIA N8 smartphone in Vancouver

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the NOKIA N8 smartphone in Vancouver!

AHA MEDIA has been using Nokia’s cameraphones for much of their mobile media production including livestreaming and excitedly awaits for the NOKIA N8’s camera with 12 MP with Carl Zeiss lens and 720 HD  16:9 wide screen video recording capability!!

See more NOKIA’s N8 here



  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Large 1/1.83″ optical format image sensor
  • Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touch screen parameters
  • Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal
  • Face tracking/detection software
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm film format)
  • F number/Aperture: F2.8
  • Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
  • Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
  • Secondary camera for video calls (QVGA, 640 x 480 pixels), still image and video capture
  • Favourite settings feature
  • Still camera manual controls for white balance, scene mode, exposure compensation, colour tone, viewfinder framing grid, sharpness, contrast, flash control, light sensitivity (ISO), self-timer, face detection
Image capture
  • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos
  • Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
  • Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
  • View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
  • Photo editor
  • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32GB
  • High-Speed microUSB to PC connectivity


Video cameras

  • Main camera
    • 12 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
    • HD quality 720p resolution
    • Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
    • 3x digital zoom
  • Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
  • Ambient stereo audio recording in video (AAC 128kbps, 48 kHz sampling) plus new algorithms to reduce wind noise and control recording level in harsh environments
  • Settings for low light (reduced frame rate), white balance, colour tone
  • Secondary camera for video calls (QVGA, 640 x 480 pixels), still image and video capture
Video codecs & formats
  • H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10
  • Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark
Video sharing and playback
  • HD 720p Video playback on HD TV through HDMI cable
  • *Dolby Digital Plus surround sound when played with HDMI & a home theatre
  • Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
  • Video editing software
  • Videos application: collection of stored videos
  • On demand Web TV widgets to watch local & global internet streaming TV
  • Support for Flash video
  • YouTube browsing and streaming
  • Video call support (WCDMA network services)

Sailboats on the water in Vancouver

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

A beautiful but cold day in Vancouver inspired AHA MEDIA to take photos of our majestic mountains, waters and sailboats

AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media and Nokia mobile smartphone cameras