Filmmaking on a phone is a fresh but not such a fresh thing in current time. It used to be that if a movie was shot on a phone, rather than a dedicated camcorder, poor quality and inferior results would be inevitable. While phones becoming smarter, this simply isn’t the case anymore.
A perfect example of what phone cameras can do today is a musical mystery “Searching for Sugar Man”, directed by Malik Bendjelloul, who won the Oscar best documentary feature at the 85th annual Academy Awards. The director said that he ran out of money and had to finish filming his movie on his iPhone with an 8mm Vintage Camera app. And as early as 2011, Park Chan-wook’s “Night Fishing” short, which was shot on an iPhone 4 and won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
These mean the mobile movie-making is no longer the studios just in Hollywood. Maybe it’s not easy for everyone, but it’s quite possible, because many smartphones could have shoot 1080p video at 60fps or 2160p video at 30fps for high-end quality, which allow more risks to be taken as there’s less money at stake.
However, all of videos are power consumptive, and a smartphone with a great camera but low power will make the movie-making worthless. So you’ll probably have to invest in a portable power bank for iPhone or Samsung Galaxy and other gears that you can plug in on the go, for example, Kinkoo Infinite One, which has the lightest and thinnest appearance in its real 8000mAh class, and recharges your iPhone 5 times to ensure your phone always powered. Besides, it uses the best A+ Quality Lithium Polymer battery inside and you won’t worry about your expensive smartphone being hurt when charging.
Technology is changing our life, isn’t it?