Just saw a story on CNN about TOFF the Estonian mobile phone film festival. Its director, Kristo Tohver was quoted as saying, there is no point in using a mobile phone just to copy other existing film formats (sounds very good to me, I think we all know where this is headed..) and added that they hope that mobile videos will discover their own unique format or genre, for which the device is particularly well suited. And he adds that the short film documentary seems particularly well suited for that.
Yes! User-generated reality TV and documentaries. Every teenager can become another Michael Moore. Generation C is passionate about saving the planet, about exposing waste and in promoting conservation. They also are remarkably aware and interested in documentaries and also reality TV (which is in my mind a severe perversion of reality, but thats another story). Now with 1.9 billion cameraphones in use in the world, every teenager has access to one. Brilliant observation, Kristo, yes, the short form documentary, that sounds like a very good content type for video for the 7th mass media channel.