In 1933 Philips Eindhoven had a "CineSonor" department for cinema equipment production. Philips in those days also was involved in shooting the first Dutch feature film with sound: William of Orange. The four hundredth birthday of the Prince could not be better remembered. Great industrialists yielded money, Philips also equipment and space. Abandoned factory buildings were converted to the Philiwood studios. It was Philips' first and last cinema film. Why William of Orange after the premiere on January 4, 1934 just a few weeks insisted, is not exactly clear. Was it the competition around the same time? Did the actors from other parts of the Netherlands a better film than the far Eindhoven?
Video is getting more and more an important means of communication. With a normal/simple camcorder/mobile-phone everybody can make interesting video's. Making a better video is a complete different story. Not because of technical difficulties, lack of experience or expensive devices, it is mere the creative idea or the ideal story, basic technics and a perfect finishing. I am a Dutch amateurfilmer and homevideo enthusiast. The majority of thesefilms on this site are samples of my short videos, editedwith iMovie and compressed with Quicktime. Play-QUALITY and Speed can be obtained by choosing and using Quicktime. Unfortunately, flash is not always playable, or in a much smaller size and sometimes does't produce sound. During downloading or watching you can read the corresponding texts and movie-related tips and techniques. One can think of digital storytelling as the modern extension of the ancient art of storytelling, now interwoven with digitized still and moving images and sound. Thanks to new media and digital technologies, individuals can approach storytelling from unique perspectives. Many people use elaborate non-traditional story forms, such as non-linear. Any use of copyrighted images, music or texts on this website is accidental, and any such material will be promptly removed upon notification from the copyright holder. This show is frequently changing, so checkback for updates. Enjoy