Short film shot on iPhone 13 Pro is dark, goofy, and incredibly spectacular
Apple always loves to promote the prowess of its latest iPhone cameras with various “Shot on iPhone” campaigns. The latest one includes a contest, which dared users to enter their best macro photos taken with the iPhone 13 Pro. However, it seems Apple had another trick up its sleeve — a short film made by South Korean film director Park Chan-wook, known for the incredible “Oldboy”.
If you dissect the shots, you can see that the director made use of all the iPhone 13 Pro’s cameras — there are macro shots, wide angle shots, and there’s a lot of heavy usage of the new Cinematic Mode. And hey, I applaud Apple for showcasing this with seemingly minimum post-edit tampering. If you look for it, you can definitely see where Cinematic Mode’s faux bokeh effect produced some bugs — some things that should be in focus are blurred and vice versa.
No doubt, there’s a lot of knowledge about lighting, a lot of external accessories and stabilizers used, and a lot of experimentation involved. The hands of a world-renowned director probably also help here. However, aspiring directors and film makers who want to experiment with stuff and make their own videos can definitely pick up a thing or two from this work — inspiration being probably one of those things.