Using your Droid as a secret spy camera...right out in the open!
I'm not suggesting that you use your Droid to capture
things you shouldn't. No, no. I'm suggesting you
sneakily use your Droid camera to capture the funny in life.
A couple of years ago I came up with another brilliant (?)
http://www.cellphonerealitytv.com/. The idea was simple: since almost every
cell phone has a video camera feature, why shouldn't we all just tape our lives
and edit out the boring and post the funny/entertaining/odd stuff on Cell Phone
Well, the concept hasn't taken off big time. Partially
because I haven't dedicated much time to the project. Yet in 2010 the traffic to
the site almost quadrupled from 2009 with well over 15,000 unique visitors.
So right now the site consists primarily of clips that I made or like. And now
it's your turn. Help me out here. Use your Droid to capture the funny shit that
occurs all around you.
If I have one complaint about my original Droid A855 (and the Droid X and Droid
2) it's that the camera is on the back making using video chat apps REALLY
annoying, having to flip it over to see the other person, giving them a great
view of your wall or whatever is in front of you. This creates much confusion as
both of you are often looking at the screen at the same time and seeing the
other party's background. Solution: only video chat on a Droid when standing in
front of a mirror.
Since I can't easily use my current Droid to video chat, I had to find a
positive in the design. I discovered that with proper hand placement you can
make the world think you're chatting on the phone when in fact you're taping
them or your surroundings. Perfect for getting more footage for
First, make sure you turn off the video light. Once you do this, there is no red
light or other indication that you're taking a video. You just have to stand
there with your subject on the phone side and it looks like you're just talking.