Artists Digital Music, , , , , , , , , , — May 27, 2011 20:26 — 2 Comments

Indie singer Ortega films her own video on iPhone 4

Canadian singer Lindi Ortega is another great example of how musicians are using the iPhone 4 to produce fantastic music videos at a relatively low-cost – and more importantly retaining full artistic control.

For her video of the track Angels, off her soon-to-be-released album Little Red Boots, Ortega used an app from Nexvio to simulate 8mm footage.

During a weekend off from touring with Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers, Ortega wandered around her native Toronto, bought a pair of angels wings, found a graveyard for some atmospheric shots and sang into here iPhone back in her bedroom.

indie roots singer Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega: the angel in red boots

The result is like a Facebook profile shot, only Ortega brings hers to life, with stunning affect.

After editing it herself she posted the video for Angels online – where it became an immediate hit.

‘I’m using the modern technology but it’s an old-school effect,’ she said. And seen has though Angels as proved more popular than the video for another one of her songs, Little Lie, produced with a professional camera crew, Ortega could well have hit on her own successful formula to reach a wider audience.

It’s a great song too and we love her voice.



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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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