Shooting indie films with iPhones is increasingly popular – perhaps that’s why the first shorts are being shot only days after 6s / 6s Plus launch. And such videos and indie films will come even more often with the addition of 4K. One of the published films that is way above an average iPhone shootout is the ‘Painter of Jalouzi’ by RYOT. What’s it about? The video description explains:
The film tells the story of one citizen from Jalouzi, one of the largest slums in Haiti, who is determined to bring color to the impoverished area by helping paint the entire town, literally.
Believing that color has the power to transform his community, he’s helping to paint everywhere – on houses, on buses, and the entire hillside. Armed with brushes of bright blues, pastel pinks, and sunshine yellows, he’s helping to mobilize citizens of all ages, determined to turn the grey town into a rainbow full of color to lead the way to a brighter Haiti.
Have a look at the video first:
While the result looks quite impressive, let’s not forget it’s not shot solely on iPhone – RYOT used a cradle with SLR adaptor, a couple of additional lenses, a Sennheiser mic, and a gimbal by IKAN, plus of course, a drone for aerial shots. Pretty much everything you’d use with any of compact cameras, which could also produce 4K, and cost around or even less than the iPhone. Just remember that the best camera is the one you have with you, and treat the video a beautiful presentation of what you could shoot just by taking the phone out of your pocket. Here’s a short BTS the team has also posted:
See the links below either of these videos on YouTube for additional gear links.