Korean Director Shoots Film with iPhone
Well, considering where technology is going I guess this news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone. According to Yahoo.com, someone has shot a film using an iPhone.
The film is the latest from Prize-winning South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s and is called Night Fishing. The director has created a buzz in his native country with it, as the entire thing was filmed using 10 Apple iPhone 4s, three of which the director himself controlled.
Night Fishing is described as 30-minute tale about a fisherman and a female shaman with his brother, Chan-kyong. Park, who won the Cannes Grand Prix in 2004 for Oldboy, said that the circumstances of shooting it gave making the film an unusual flavor.
“Movies that I directed before were meticulously planned ahead and shot just as pictured. Compared to that, shooting this film felt free, and everyone had an equal amount of say.”
Shooting videos with smartphones is nothing new and many already exist on websites, but this is the first time someone so high-profile has made an attempt. The director, known for his careful framing and often tough subject matter, said the limitations of using the small instrument brought fresh creativity and life to the film.
He also added that shooting in this way had its advantages, namely the low cost.
“When I grow older and less popular, there will come a time when I have to shoot films on low budgets. This experience has meaning in that it has prepared me ahead of time.”
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