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The Curve, Video’s Super 8, 2014 – From his perch onstage in Lithuania, the musician Joe Sumner looked out at the sea of cell phones recording video of his show and had an epiphany: What if all of that content—shaky clips that, let’s face it, few people would likely ever watch—could be edited together into one cohesive and compelling multi-angle movie? In fact, he later philosophized along with his business partner, David King Lassman, with whom he launched the crowdsourced video-editing app Vyclone in 2012, what if we were able to see any moment of our lives from several perspectives other than our own—birthday parties, skateboard tricks, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and so on? “Being a musician,” says Sumner, “I get to be on the stage, behind the stage, outside of the arena, everywhere. I’m able to see a view that is so much more interesting than just the audience.” Muses Lassman: “It’s only when you see every angle that you realize that you’re only getting part of the picture.”

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