We recently upgraded our business phones to the new iPhone 5s and have been eagerly playing around with the new filmmaking and videography capabilities of the phones. Now I’m sure your reading this and asking yourself “How can a small business afford such a expensive new phone?!”. We pride ourselves on being pretty fiscally responsible here at Earl Studios, and Verizon had a nice deal where if you trade in your old iPhones you could get money towards a new phone. So using the money from selling our old iPhones we were able to get me, el Presidente, a brand new iPhone 5s, while my wife/financial guru got herself a Samsung for free…like i said, the woman is a financial wizard.
I first saw of the iPhone 5s’s capabilities in Philip Blooms post about shooting with it and the slow motion film he shot on it, and I was pretty blown away, so being a responsible business owner, I begged the wife to let me buy it, but we waited till it was time to upgrade, because, like I said,we are a pretty fiscally responsible small business.
One of the biggest reasons for upgrading was that I want to do more filmmaking and video production on social media to promote the company, and I need something small that is always with me and easy to just get quick shots with, and the 5s works perfectly for that. Being able to switch from front to back cameras easily makes for pov shots that work when I need to get my handsome face on camera for narration.
What I didn’t expect was the inclusion of iMovie on the phone, and playing around with that while shooting “Slow Day” I was amazed by the features and capabilities within such a small iPhone app. Before I was limited to just short randomly assembled shots using “spark” or instagram, but the iMovie app has a lot of the same features as editing software I used when I first started video production in New Hampshire, including slow/fast motion, transitions, multiple layers, and audio control.
I’m excited about the filmmaking and videography opportunities that are available now thanks to the new Iphone 5s, and I’ll be trying to do more and more iPhone films and videos to promote the company, as well as doing more blogs on iPhone filmmaking and videography to share whatever I learn as I go. I still get amazed and incredibly grateful about things like this, because I still remember years ago when I really started videography and video production, and the idea of being able to do videos like this wasn’t even possible. Now, I’m shooting films on my phone and I’m married to a supermodel/financial genius. In the words of ‘ole Fezziwig…”What a lucky man I am”.
*The attached film was shot over the course of a week to get a feel for the camera. I do in a week what most people do in a month so its quite and adventure, and as I already have a camera in my hand I had to grab in between shots in the 12 seconds I wasn’t already shooting 🙂