When I started out in television production, the cost of a camera was out of sight. And depending on it being a film or video project, the cost continued to climb. But today, we carry around a TV studio in our pocket and more and more filmmakers are embracing the idea of producing projects on mobile phones.
The bottom line is that it’s time to stop complaining that we don’t have a budget or the right equipment to make a high quality project. In fact, I don’t have to defend myself. Just take a look at some amazing examples.
This is a short documentary filmed in Paris on an iPhone X:
Here’s Steven Soderbergh’s trailer for his Netflix feature: “High Flying Bird”:
And here’s video from Apple about some amazing student films that were produced on an iPhone:
And here’s the story of a movie shot on an iPhone by Oscar-winning Director Claude Lelouche That premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
With a wide range of tripods, jib arms, and other production gear designed for a mobile phone camera, it’s time to take it out of our pockets and start filming!