Out of money, Director finishes shooting his movie on an Apple iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 21:46 posted on
A $1.99 Apple iPhone app allowed director Malik Bendjelloul to finish filming his Oscar-nominated documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" after he ran out of money and could not afford paying for the Super 8 film that he had used for most of the picture; with just a few shots left, Bendjelloul used the 8mm Vintage Camera app on the Apple iPhone 5...
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1. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Are Oscars given based on "Sympathy" ? If yes then this guy might win it.
22. cezarepc (Posts: 442; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
No. Oscars are given based on talent. And it doesn't matter if he used an iPhone or any other Phone. It's the content of his movie that got him the Oscar.
25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1928; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The Oscars are based on talent? Seriously? Don't even get me started on how wrong that statement is. It's all about politics & popularity like most award shows. Talent doesn't have much to do with it, plain & simple.
3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Or he could've just bought a lumia 920 instead of renting the camera.
4. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Because the iPhone had more options.
8. lyndon420 (Posts: 1638; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
You still an htc user? That new 'One' that was just released has a pretty sweet camera and stereo speakers.
15. sniper1087 (Posts: 309; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
well the new camera hasnt been compared yet to say is pretty sweet, even at ultrapixel like they like to name it is a 4mp camera in reality with better sensor
12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
N8 no because n8 doesn't have Full HD video .
But Xperia Z might work , HDR video !
14. sniper1087 (Posts: 309; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
yawn HDR has been out since HTC My touch 4G Slide, is nothing new
16. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
That's HDR for photos .
BTW , 8mm vintage cam is not available on android or wp
28. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I would have used a nice digital SLR much better quality
5. nikenturd (unregistered)
Apple must've paid the Academy tons of money to promote their phone come Oscar awards
6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1638; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Maybe this will help the poor iphone sales. (God bless our beloved fruit)
7. tusshharish (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
if this guy doesnt win oscer its totally fault of iphone 5..........lol....
10. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
@alan, you apple fanboy, the iphone's camera was utter rubbish until the 4, and even now it's second rate.
You're not as bad as giz's Biddle or Ray S here, but please, keep to the facts.
13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
IPhone 4 was the turning point for apple
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Publicity stunt as many would call it :)
20. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Watch out JJ Abrams, we got a new guy with purple lens flare ;)
24. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
i use this app a lot.. its really excellent..
26. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
This Director is a smart one.. haters will hate no surprise there.. but in the real world the iphone has a status and is the 1st option for any director..
27. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Ok so part of the move is going to look good and the other part look like icrap!