Tour De France celebrated with unique crowd sourced film
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A unique film made solely from mobile phone footage of the Tour de France has been unveiled. Online smartphone retailer Mobiles.co.uk 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 was a commemorative film featuring clips from over 50 spectators in more than 15 locations, submitted via YouTube, Instagram and Vine, using the hashtag #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... 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.” The best entry from each race stage will receive a GoPro Hero3, while the best clip overall will also receive a Sony Xperia Z2. The overall winner was Carli Burnham from Sheffield and the regional winners were Ben Van Loo (Leeds) and Emma Weber (London).