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Xiaomi Studios teams up with with U.S. cinematographer Eric Giovon to present the short film Night & Day
Beijing, CHINA, April 12, 2021 – Xiaomi Studios, a filmmaking initiative created by Xiaomi Global, launched today a mobile filmmaking campaign titled “Night & Day”. With this campaign, Xiaomi Studios wants to convey the message that in a time of movie theatre closures and the consumer behavior shift to online streaming, mobile filmmaking can be an evolution of cinematic art and a tribute to it.
“Night & Day” isn’t just about capturing your world, but also about creating and discovering new ones with the Mi 11 series. Inspired by the cutting-edge video night mode technology found on the smartphone series, the campaign wants to show that it’s now possible to capture worlds that were impossible to capture in the past.
Xiaomi Studios teamed up with U.S. cinematographer Eric Giovon, known for his work on Malabar Run, Liar’s Pendulum, and Crowning Glory: A Psycho Thriller, on an eponymous short film called Night & Day. The short film acts as both a cinematic kickoff of the entire campaign, as well as a commentary on the massive changes taking place in the film world, summed up in its tagline: “Movie Magic Never Ends.”
Paying homage to cult classic movies, the short film Night & Day tackles such themes as pre-pandemic nostalgia and the waning of traditional cinema. Set in New York, Night & Day follows the protagonist who laments the end of his local movie theatre but then rediscovers the magic of cinema on one magical night in an unexpected way, finally coming to the realization that amid our changing, uncertain world, the movie magic he grew up on and loves will always live on, just in different ways.
The short film Night & Day beautifully captures two different worlds – one grounded in reality and another part of a nostalgic farewell – highlighting the infinite possibilities made possible by the Mi 11 series.
The short film Night & Day will be released on April 13th via social media platforms of Xiaomi Global, and the campaign will run until the end of April.
About Xiaomi Studios
Xiaomi Studios is a filmmaking initiative created by Xiaomi Global. It is a platform for talented ”Mi Creators” from around the world, built on the company’s mission of “Innovation for Everyone” and providing an opportunity to unleash their creativity via mobile filmmaking.
For more information about Xiaomi Studios, please visit https://event.mi.com/global/xiaomistudios
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.
With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi ranked 3rd globally in terms of smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 324.8million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th among internet companies.
Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.
For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/
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