Sunday, February 24, 2013

iPad for food carts

For the past two months, I have been shooting my feature length documentary entitled CARTLANDIA.  The film is an immersive exploration of the food cart culture in Portland, examining how the scene developed while arguing for its cultural and economic significance to the city.  I have relied heavily on the iPad to assist in the project.  Besides keeping and sharing notes with the crew, I have utilized the Cart Compass App to manage data, locate food cart pods, and the like.  I also participated with my crew in the Cartathlon scavenger hunt/race yesterday that required use of the app to solve riddles and upload photos as proof of successful completion of challenges.  The iPad has been and continues to be an asset in data management and a dynamic tool for engagement with the people and businesses that make up the subject matter of my film.

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