With the rapid, ever-changing improvement in digital capture it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the latest technology. Well, thanks to the RED and other digital cinema cameras that rapid pace has slowed a bit, ushering in an “age” that is sure to be the standard for sometime to come.
Even cell phones are capturing HD video now, rivaling the quality of some the consumer camcorders available. Enter the iPhone 4s: the first phone of it’s kind to offer an HD image at 1920×1080.
After FUGO’s Eric Haviv stood in line like the rest of you to get his hands on the new iphone, he came up with an idea: “Let’s shoot a movie on this!” And since we recently stood in a similar line to get our hands on the new RED, he had another idea: “Wait!….Let’s shoot a movie on the iphone and the RED at the SAME TIME!” ….Mind blown.
A unique workflow arose out of this idea. Capturing each shot leapfrog-style proved painstaking (Both films were shot in about 20hrs!). The iPhone was shot with the Owle Bubo & EnCinema SLR Lens adapter to allow the use of manual Nikon lenses, which produces the depth of field for the iPhone. And the post was no cakewalk either because obviously shooting a movie twice also doubles the amount of work involved in post: Double the edit, sound, color correction, and VFX. Nevertheless, it was a success.
We had a few questions on the project for Director Eric Haviv to shed some light on this impressive undertaking.
Written by D. Ross Kellett, Grief tells the story of a girl who loses her mother in a car crash. And finds an interesting way to help her grieving father. With a cinematic tone and cool VFX, the work contains excellent performances by Cathryne Minotto, Ryan Felton, Jade Nicolette, and Whit Davies. The film was also made possible with the help and generosity of H&A Jewelry.