There is a cultural phenomenon playing out at the moment where people around the world - typically teenage girls, sing to a karaoke version of Let it Go from Disney's movie Frozen and post a video to Youtube. One of the more impressive versions is from Olivia, a third year classics study at Oxford. She notes she's a poor singer (true - she offers a performance), but she has done an impressive translation of the lyrics into classic Latin with a detailed explanation of every line. I've sent this to a couple of trained voices hoping they give it a try:-)
(hat tip to Loren)
Lyrics [reference in square brackets]:
summi montis solitudine, nullas voces audio [Catullus] patria sepulta dominari videor [Cicero] venti furentes meo erumpunt animo [Tacitus] sortis contra vim nihil valeo
comprimere, recondere maioribus semper digna esse fieri populo odio non paveo [Tiberius (emperor)]
fugio, fugio, nihil iam dissimulo [Tacitus] pectora resero, at dolores exclaudo [Lucretius] oderint quin capiant [Accius] tenet tempestas animi requiem meritam [Tacitus]
modis levat miris absentia curas [Lucretius] et a metu pertinaci me tandem liberat [Claudius (emperor)]
nunc ostendam placida maiestatem ingenitam [Tacitus] depono tandem vincula rupta
supera salio ut caelo despiciam [Lucretius] posteram renuo immota gloriam [Tacitus] haec constat sententia tenet tempestas
nivis imperium tendo terras in omnes anima frigido aere frangitur in glaciem mens reclusa spirat auras lucidas [Tacitus] inania somnia deurit veritas
I'm interesting in renting Disney's Frozen after some paranoid homophobics began to scream the movie was a vehicle for converting kids into gays. A piece that links to one of he queen crazies and (what is worth reading) an answer to the crazy from a gay dad.
For most of us smartphones are good enough cameras - there are limitations, but the artistic limits of the average user are much larger. Apple recently did a video shoot using only iPhone 5s' .. the scale was non-trivial and they had original music commissioned, but the result is clearly more than good enough HD.