Sometimes the best tool in filmmaking is your phone in your pocket.
Making a film is not an easy task, and funding the film is a different story in itself. Filmmakers have found new and creative ways to make their low budget films on their iPhones. Almost everyone has a smartphone these days – I mean, you’re probably using one right now! So why not take a simple everyday thing and reach its full potential?
Unfortunately, if you expect a high quality look from your iPhone, you might be disappointed. In the deep cine recommends that you buy a cheap DSLR camera if your budget allows it. Cheap DSLR cameras can vary in price, but are ultimately cheaper than buying the latest iPhone.
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If you are dying to use your phone, here’s a great tip to get the best result: adopt the iPhone footage.
To be honest, the footage might not be as cinematic as you’d hoped it would be, but it still works. South African features captured like an iPhone High imagination or tangerine Never hide the fact that you are filming on an iPhone. These movies include the iPhone’s low dynamic range, exposure shifts, and wide-angle lenses.
Jenna Bass and Sean Baker were able to make great low budget films because they captured the sound well and continuously styled the lighting throughout the film.
The look of iPhone footage could be a new trend in filmmaking that will continue to evolve. As more and more young filmmakers experiment with filming on an iPhone, new ways to increase the trend will emerge over time. Be brave and experiment with recording your next project on your smartphone. Remember to consider the quality of the footage while highlighting other parts of the filmmaking that are in your control.
Do you have any tips for filmmakers who use iPhone to film? Let’s hear your encouraging advice in the comments below!