Tour de France is celebrated with unique crowd-sourced material!By Sj.Cliff
A unique film made solely from mobile phone footage of the Tour de France has been unveiled by Mobiles.co.uk.
The online smartphone retailer urged people watching the first three race stages to share clips of their experience, from the cheering crowds to fancy dress costumes and novelty floats.
The result is a commemorative film featuring clips from over 50 spectators in more than 15 locations, submitted via YouTube, Instagram and Vine, using #TDFfilm.
Jay Karsandas, Digital Manager at Mobiles.co.uk, said:
The towns and cities which got to see the race up close put on an incredible show in support of the Tour de France coming to the Britain, with thousands of spectators lining the streets.
We’ve loved watching their clips, and seeing the little details that you don’t always see on the big screen. Mobile devices are now an integral part to how we capture events and moments like these, and with most phones equipped with High Def cameras, we wanted the film to show the human side of the race, from the high-fiving policeman to the view from a track car, complete with shaky footage or out of focus shots. We hope that people who weren’t able to watch the race - or missed the cyclists as they whizzed past at such speed – get to see a bit more through watching the film!
The best entry from each race stage will receive a GoPro Hero3, while the best clip overall will also receive a Sony Xperia Z2.
Overall winner: Carli Burnham (Sheffield)
Regional winners: Ben Van Loo (Leeds)
Emma Weber (London)
Watch the film!