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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today shared another video in its ongoing Shot on iPhone series, with the new ad focusing on filming techniques to demonstrate how easy it can be to make a movie on an iPhone.

The video walks through using the Ultra Wide camera for unique perspectives and it demonstrates different lighting effects that can be used to make a cinematic feel.

There's a technique on a DIY crane shot captured by dropping an iPhone onto a soft surface, and a supernatural effect done with a camping headlamp and a bike wheel.

Apple regularly shares Shot on iPhone videos, and for the last several months, has been doing "Everyday Experiments" videos that often show behind the scenes techniques much like today's film techniques video.

Article Link: Apple Demos Filmmaking Techniques in New Shot on iPhone Video
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macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2007
SF Bay Area
Incredible tips and I love how simple they are. Even to the point that they don't clean up the garage or attic when filming.
Do they mention that they don't use the iPhone's native camera app? I think that's the biggest tip.

If you're making something that needs to be viewed on something large than an iPhone, don't use the built in camera app. The noise reduction will leave you with little room to alter anything without terrible artifacts.
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macrumors 6502a
Jul 15, 2010
Great techniques. For anyone who wants to see more of the forced perspective technique, it’s used to great effect in Lord of the Rings, especially Fellowship.

Darth Tulhu

macrumors 68020
Apr 10, 2019
Truly "the intersection of technology and the liberal arts", in action.

This is the heart and soul of Apple.

Great vid.
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Doctor Q

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Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
More! More! Show us lots of these tricks!

Some of us aren't as creative as these filmmakers, but we can certainly learn from and copy their techniques.
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