Popular director shoots a movie with the iPhone 4

Popular director shoots a movie with the iPhone 4
We guess that when Alexander Bell invented the telephone, he didn't foresee this device will evolve so much that you will be able to shoot a movie with it. And, yet, in just another tribute to the possibilities that the smartphones/tablets offer, a high-profile Korean director, who is a multiple winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival award, has made a movie equipped only with iPhones.

Just to remind you that now we have an album created with the iPad (Gorillaz's The Fall), a photography magazine that used the Nokia N8's camera for one of its issues and another bunch of professional-grade photos made by the iPhone 3GS. The director, named Park Chan-wook, says that shooting the movie with the iPhone gave him freedom while directing "Night Fishing":

"Movies that I directed before were meticulously planned ahead and shot just as pictured. Compared to that, shooting this film felt free, and everyone had an equal amount of say. Some scenes were shot from more interesting angles than previously intended."

Well, smartphones are becoming more and more powerful all the time, and with tablets gaining popularity, it's hard to predict just how far the mobile industry will go in a year time.

source: Reuters

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. ella unregistered

Could it compare with Nokia N8's movie shot last year? Who's better?

2. NokTokDaddy

Posts: 21; Member since: May 12, 2010

Good to see iPhone following on where Nokia lead - again! (see 'The Commuter' movie shot on Nokia N8) What's different this time is they've not waited a few years to claim some 'magical' new feature as being an industry first - like cut & paste, movie editing, video calling, caller groups with assigned ringtones, mapping with compass (sorry - that was the Android commercial) Right, time to sit back with the popcorn and watch the i-fanboys rant...

4. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

pretty creative but who is better: Night Fishing or Commuter?

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This is a movie Im definitely not in a hurry to watch.

7. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yea and did you notice the lens attachment at .48 sec.? Not really impressed...and as a stand alone, for camera and vid, I'm not really impressed by the ip4 images and video. I don't know if it's the user, but the ones my buddy sends me don't look that great at all.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Another crummy Iphone FANBOY. 10 IPHONES?!

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