|Michel Reilhac,Pierre Cattan
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“What interactivity brings is that we cannot think of ourselves as filmmakers, but as storytellers… By involving, through this dynamic process, the audience, you all of a sudden change the concept of filmmaking from product-oriented to process-focused.”
Michel Reilhac, Artistic Advisor, in Filmmaker Magazine
Paris is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Mobile app Cinemacity plays on this rich history, geolocating movie clips throughout the city in the places they were filmed. Using GPS technology and integrating with the Google Maps API, the app unlocks the filmed past of Paris for audiences, making the city’s rich cinematic history present in the city’s streets. As visitors find a location that appeared in a movie using Cinemacity, they can choose whether or not to watch the film clip through the app. Visitors can wander through Paris and discover scenes filmed near them, or go on one of several neighborhood walking tours the app provides. Episodes of an original geolocated fiction series are also available. Cinemacity encourages audience participation, allowing users to upload their own recreations of scenes filmed in Paris.