News, , , , , , , , , , , , — November 2, 2011 12:31 — 0 Comments

Iphone 4 used in Hollywood productions as film slowly fades out

The Avengers

Anyone seen my iPhone?: Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in The Avengers

As Tacita Dean’s installation, Film, at London’s Tate Modern gallery highlights, there is still a burning desire to preserve the way pictures are made using traditional film, whether 35mm or 16mm, but the fact is many top film-makers are choosing to shoot their pictures digitally.

[Even Tom Cruise wants to show us how to make films on tablets and smartphones!]

So it comes as no surprise to us at that the iPhone is becoming increasingly popular with bigshot directors and cinematographers.

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook was the first to really take the iPhone 4 to another level by shooting his short film Night Fishing ((original title Paranmanjang) entirely on the device, but now there is news of the iPhone 4 being used on a blockbuster movie.

Seamus McGarvey, director of photography on Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr., has experimented with different devices and is rumoured to have used the iPhone on set along with the Canon 5D.

“The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand,” says McGarvey.

“Up and coming film-makers have access to a whole range of new technologies which expand our options as film-makers, and the iPhone and the Canon 5d Mk2 are devices now used on many Hollywood productions.”

Watch-out Hollywood, the new-wave of film-makers are knocking at the door.

Related article:

● ARRI, Panavision, and Aaton cease production of film cameras; will focus exclusively on digital

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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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