Game of Thrones cinematographer gets his hands on an LG V30, praises its camera
When the LG V30 launched about a month ago, the company proudly announced how focused on video production its new phone is. That's how the V series has been rolling for the past couple of years — the V20 put focus on audio by introducing the quad DAC, and the V30 upped the ante by adding cinematography features to turn your phone clips into something more than simple memorabilia.
One David Franco recently posted a home-made video made with the V30 and praised the phone in an interview. Who's Mr. Franco? Well, he's a cinematographer who worked on movies like The Whole Nine yards and 3000 Miles to Graceland, as well as a director of photography on a few episodes of that show that nobody has heard of — Game of Thrones.
Apparently, Mr. Franco has “partnered” with LG for the V30's launch, which probably means that he's sponsored to promote the phone. That's not to say that he is dishonest, of course.
The cinematographer is not new to working with a smartphone as his only camera — he admits that he rarely carries a DSLR when location-scouting. Instead, he uses a top-tier smartphone with a plethora of apps that assist in distance measurements, sun position predictions, et cetera. And, in his words, the V30's camera quality is impressive. He also talked about how Cine Effect makes color scheme change a piece of cake.
Our time with the V30 pre-production unit was pretty fun and, we have to say, the camera really is something special. Stay tuned for our full review of the phone!