I can see it being shot by a 5s. 5s does a really nice job esp outdoor video. There are some parts that have the slo mo 120fps in there as well.
What black bars? It was shot properly in landscape, so no "Soccer Mom" vertical video here.
the boy held his phone in portrait mode all the time, yet somehow the video he recorded is in landscape mode.
The black bars (or lack of) is in reference to the fact the boy held his phone in portrait mode all the time, yet somehow the video he recorded is in landscape mode. The method does not match the results
Why didnt they get those black bars when recording video? How did it all come out so clear?
Except we never saw him actually recording. That's why it was a twist ending. The assumption was that the kid was sitting around playing a game or tweeting, but he was actually editing footage he'd captured. Which is probably why the family didn't seem to mind the fact that he was always off to the side, because a moment earlier he'd been walking around with the phone up recording everything.