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First music video shot by Samsung Galaxy S4 released

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First music video shot by Samsung Galaxy S4 released
Ok, you probably never heard of Finnish progressive metal band Constantine, but the band has just released a video in support of its new single, World Undefined. It's a cut off their upcoming album set to be released this coming August. And while it might look and sound like any other progressive metal band (or is there a "Constantine" sound?), it is the first music video to be shot using the Samsung Galaxy S4. Obviously, the video did go through some post-production editing, but the raw footage is all from the new Android flagship model.

Guitarist Janne Seppänen said that the band started shooting as soon as they got the phone. He said that the entire band was surprised by the quality of the video shot using the phone. We've heard of videos and movies shot using an Apple iPhone, so using a phone instead of a dedicated camera is not new. What is new is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was released just a few days ago. It also is interesting that the Finnish based band decided on using the Samsung handset instead of the Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920 manufactured by Finnish based Nokia.

As far as the band itself is concerned, the quintet is known for "their peculiar and original escapades which sets the band strongly apart from the grey masses."  The single and album is on Palokka Records, and we should see some more releases in advance of the album's release.

"We wanted to stay away from sterile and boring modern music videos that just about every other band release these days. We wanted to fill it with symbolism and details that can be interpreted in many ways, just like the whole album has been built to be interpreted. By shooting the video with a new smartphone we did something that no one has done before and brought the whole thing much closer to our audience, because basically anyone could pull off a similar project by using resources they already have with limitless creativity and artistic vision."-Janne Seppänen, guitarist, Constatine

source: PalokkaRecords

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posted on 02 May 2013, 15:20 6

1. KashAli (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Morons!

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:21 6

2. sniper1087 (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


err phone camera never compared to a normal camera for a music video, it looks grainy.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:21 14

3. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Should have done it with a Lumia 920
so shaky!

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:22

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Janne Seppänen 'siad'..." Alan, you make it sound like the guy has 3 names.
So Constantine loves Android...'ConstantDroid' someone wants to use that name? Lol.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:25

5. Alan01 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I think that the dyslexic response occured from watching the video too many times. Thanks!

Alan

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:27

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You loved it, eh? :P

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:28 4

7. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Hahahaha....i feel sorry for samsung! if you want to make music videos from mobile phones, then you should only use 808...see it for yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Roc2KElG8

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:34 6

9. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Could always buy a camera stabilizer and make any phone/camera look like butter with stabilization.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:45 9

11. MEeee (Posts: 189; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I have not seen a single person uses Nokia 808. How can you film something that people you don't even want to buy including you.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:47 4

12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i have one, and im happy with it

anything else you wanna say?

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:56 2

13. Arenafoni (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 May 2013)


i have 10

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:02 1

16. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


sure you do

posted on 02 May 2013, 18:35 2

25. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


I own one

posted on 03 May 2013, 01:48

32. Adithya7184 (Posts: 267; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


hmm...

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:31 1

8. Aeires (unregistered)


Awesome sound, bit like Teramaze jacked up to a higher level.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:43 2

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't think the music was recorded from the S4...just the video.

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:13 1

17. Aeires (unregistered)


Figured as much also, but it does rock.

posted on 02 May 2013, 17:07

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Fine, the music is recorded with the S4...happy now? Sheesh!

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:05 2

36. Aeires (unregistered)


I was referring to the band sounding great, if you want to have an attitude about it, take it somewhere else.

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:19

38. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Dear Sir, i replied to my own thread...please note it.

posted on 02 May 2013, 15:57 4

14. akki20892 (Posts: 2686; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Still NL920 and NL720 rocking, specially Nokia 808. and ofcourse EOS......!!!

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:02 5

15. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


not even full HD
just a stupid joke, and perfect oppertunity for Samsung haters to write hate comments in this article
yeah as you can see I'm getting sick of it -_-

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:16 5

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Samsung fans even hate Samsung S4's result? That's a first.

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:53 6

20. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


what ? no :D
I mean the video is stupid, not the Galaxy S4
it's not 1080p... and you clearly want to make me look stupid. *fail

posted on 02 May 2013, 17:05 3

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Suit yourself you pessimist!

posted on 03 May 2013, 01:41 1

31. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


dude, you are so f ucking annoying

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:20 1

33. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Because you people think the worst of every comment which doesn't support Samsung...i had to say something!!
Look at your comment...that's negative thought!!

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:29 1

37. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you wont get through to them, they see anything that isnt 100% support for samsung as a slap in the face

its impossible to have any real discussion when these type of people are so closed minded

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:23 1

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Blinded...

posted on 02 May 2013, 16:17 4

19. amats69 (Posts: 830; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


too shaky.

posted on 02 May 2013, 17:00

21. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Herbal Essences commercial?

posted on 02 May 2013, 18:23

24. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Still can tell that this was shot using a phone. Mainly because when there is a major contrast, such as the guitar and the background, you can see "noise" in the background.

I take it that no one watched the entire video? Watch until about 3:45, when they all get masks on.

posted on 02 May 2013, 18:40 1

26. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I love Samsung + Android, but Lumia 920 could do it better.

posted on 02 May 2013, 20:47

27. whysoserious (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Is that Dr. Chase singing?

posted on 02 May 2013, 21:49 1

28. doubler86 (Posts: 310; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


It looks a lot better than the one show with the HTC

posted on 02 May 2013, 22:07 1

29. KFear (Posts: 135; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I thought it was in bad taste. Saying that we are all animals and then showing a face of Steve Jobs. Yet their song is Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. They also look like standard Metal Heads. Steve Jobs was a marketing genius and he truly understood how to sell to Americans. Maybe if these guys grew up a little they'd be able to think outside the box with their metal music. Obviously Steve did. These guys look more like sheep in this video than your average Apple user.

posted on 03 May 2013, 00:21

30. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


It;s funny cuz I have a Nokia 920 and it never works. Reboots randomly, people say they can never hear me and phone turns off and wont come back on unless I hold the power button for 5 minutes. Funny thing when I get to power it on it shows its half charged....

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:41 1

34. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Obviously they were paid by Samsung, just like Samsung paid schmucks to bash HTC. Why a video by a finish band. Pretty ironic.

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:48

35. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


@YaBoiDre10... How do you use a phone that never works?

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:08

40. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


It's my work phone. It's so horrible I'm begging for that HTC Facebook phone.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:13

42. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


sure it is, and let me guess the build quality is bad too.....what else do you trolls says ...errr ohh yeah and theres no apps

seriously its obvious your slating a device for no reason other then been a fanboy...i just hope your getting paid for your b.s

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:45

44. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Im a fan boy lol. The phone never works. What do u expect me to say? It would be a GREAT phone if it worked and if the camera was better.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:12

41. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Either the camera man got very good steady hands or the image stabilization is that good. Plus the audio is beyond good. Should I believe this video was all done naturally on the GS4? I'm inclined to say no. After all, Samsung is a well know cunning mobile company.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:14 1

43. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


@YaBoiDre10... So you use a broken work phone for work. Now that's bad business.

posted on 04 May 2013, 09:40

45. AlMal (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Not bad at all. The music though is for heavy metal guys.

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