Ok, so we're one, two, three finalist videos down in our BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest and it's time for our fourth to get unveiled here on the CrackBerry blogs. This video comes to us via Alexander Perri of Toronto, Canada and he's called it BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light (aptly name for the Black Keys song which the video is set to).
As you can read in the full video details provided below, Alexander was trying to come up with crazy ideas to show off how much he loved BlackBerry, but decided that just didn't make sense and instead went for an approach that was literally all him. The video above walks through a day in Alexander's life, which is definitely a day in the life of a BlackBerry addict. I think a lot of the hardcore CrackBerry readers will see a bit of themselves staring back in this one. It's a well put together video. Definitely a BlackBerry Fanboy, that's for sure. Great stuff!
The video was filmed in Toronto, ON at my house as well as my girlfriend's house. I am the only person in the video and I operated the camera for most of the shots (my girlfriend Tania helped with a couple of scenes). It was filmed on my Nikon D7000 DSLR with a wide angle 24mm for the more zoomed out shots and with a 50mm for the close ups. It was filmed and exported in 1080p. When thinking of ideas to include in my video, I was trying to think of the craziest thing possible. After going through some ideas, I realized they just didn't make sense. After a long while of thinking, I realized I'm not going to try to fabricate some crazy video, but use my daily life as inspiration. I realized I use my BlackBerry a lot. Actually, between my phone and my PlayBook, I'm using it all day long. I feel a sense of panic if I don't have my BlackBerry in my pocket, on the table in front of me or by my side. I am constantly holding my BlackBerry, always checking emails or my social feeds. I am downright addicted to my BlackBerry. This made me come to the conclusion that I was going to film what a typical day in the life of a BlackBerry addict is like.
I am a photographer, graphic designer and as of last year, I'm a BlackBerry application developer (I have developed 3 apps for the PlayBook under AP Photography and 1 more is in the finalization stage), but in my free time I find myself either checking out CrackBerry, development tutorials and news or playing around in Flash Builder to find new and better features to add to my current projects. Because of this, I focused on me being a developer in the video, and what my day is like when I'm developing apps. I literally use my BlackBerry for everything. I use it as my alarm, to get the news and weather, to play games while I'm bored (yes, even in the bathroom), to check and send emails, make phone calls, watch videos and play music, as my e-reader, and so much more. I was only able to capture a few of the many uses I have for my BlackBerry because I didn't want the video to drag on. Basically, I use them for everything and I always have them on me (much to the disapproval of my mom and girlfriend). I also always have to have the latest and greatest BlackBerry. As you can see in the video, I have a BlackBerry Torch box, PlayBook box and Bold 9900 box on my desk. I bought an unlocked Torch 2 weeks before it was released in Canada, I got my PlayBook from RIM for developing an application (I would've bought one on day one if I hadn't) and I got the Bold 9900 on day one for app testing, but obviously use it as my everyday phone. I simply love BlackBerry!