This short movie has been shot exclusively with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

This short movie has been shot exclusively with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
In an attempt to promote the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge's video-snapping chops, three young filmmakers from the Netherlands have decided to shoot a short film exclusively using Samsung's curved-edge smartphone.

It was only a few years ago when there was a clear distinction between the video quality offered by professional digital cameras and the choppy low-res videos that you could shoot with a smartphone. While we've seen great progress in both fields over the past few years, we're particularly impressed by the substantial improvements in terms of the video quality that modern smartphones can produce. 

Although it can also be viewed as an art project, Samsung's latest promotional material for the Galaxy S6 edge - which you can catch below - is basically an exaggeration based on this undeniably remarkable progress.

Aside from the fact that every frame is captured with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, "The Next Film Project" is also interesting in the way that the short movie will ultimately consist out of three parts. Djoerd de Bont, the young filmmaker tasked with directing the first part, explains that each director will have to build around the choices made by the director of the precedent episode, which adds an element of surprise in the entire equation. Here's the first part of the short film:



As far as the actual video is concerned, the picture quality suffices for low-budget movie standards, but you should bear in mind that the video was created by filmmakers with experience in lighting, scenery, and framing. Furthermore, we're inclined to believe that the original footage was put through a fair amount of post-processing before reaching its final, fully-polished stage. 

Thanks to its 16MP primary sensor with OIS and 4K recording capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge may produce some of the best video footage out of all the smartphones out there, but it's far from being the perfect camera for filmmakers.

source: Samsung

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30 Comments

1. theo14461 unregistered

Big deal.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Thats kinda what I was thinking.

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

But if it was apple.....sheesh let android/samsung have some shine in the spot light I think this is actually cool

26. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Would have to say that the picture quality was no where short of incredible.

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

- Bet it's filmed with a special phone stabilizer (camera grip thingy on amazon etc) - Video is 99% adjusted and shopped with some tools It's pretty nice to see that phone camera's came this far.

12. nodes

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i can't even think how they could have done this with 5 minutes limitation of 4K video recording.

17. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Dude, where's your common sense..a single take didn't last for more than 10 seconds...OF COURSE it is do-able! ... I dunno if you were serious with that lol

29. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He just wanted to bring it. It helps calm the hate and rage.

5. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

His name is Sjoerd, not Djoerd.... Nicely done, either way.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yeah right.... stabilizers, Pro grade lighting, cinematic Color grading, external Audio source, mad editing, picture/color correction... LMAO Yep..it Can be done ayt....with the proper budget and SKILLZ... One word : MISLEADING Any Pro can make a movie like that using a $100 point n Shoot camera

9. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Which Pro tell you that xD

14. Unordinary unregistered

Obviously, malaka. Look at Modern Family TV series for example. A lot is filmed on the iPhone, and there was an entire episode filmed on the iPhone once.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

...also rolls roise commercials and particular fashion shows.. this is just another samsung ploy to seem more like apple

18. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

If anything, this proves how all those "Shot on iPhone" ads are really nothing special, if anyone with a decent camera can accomplish this with a bit of editing and equipment. If this is a Samsung ploy, then all those ads are an Apple ploy to seem like they have a better camera than it has.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh I agree with you. I'm just pointing out that this is the same ad compagn as apples (shot on iPhone). I wish they did these commercials with nothing but the device in hand.

22. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Agreed, it would convince me a lot better to see what the device is capable of on its own.

32. Unordinary unregistered

Except the shot on iPhone campaign were photos shot from hundreds of "normal people" around the world I think right?

24. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Except that resolution, highlight rol off, rolling shutter and shadow noise from a $100 compact are going to be much worse in general. As will be focus hunting in most cases.

25. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And PS, if you watch the Behind the Scenes, you'll notice that the higher angle moving shots do not rely on any stabilization rig being used, this just OIS and software. Good luck doing that with a $100 compact too.

8. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Does anyone know where I can grab that ringtone?

10. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I think V10 with Manual Video mode will be great in that kind of thing

13. Rocket

Posts: 696; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

cool vid

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Lumia did that with the 1020. Love when people with low budgets get innovative, great for this team, even if it is with a phone that we loath here at work. It is not easy to bring something like this to life. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

But wasn't one of the lumia commercials got caught using a PROffecional film camera (on the reflection of a vehicle) but was shown to use a phone in the commercial?

28. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Even if it wasn't .. Check it out it has a great video shooting ability

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

That was a different phone. There was a student project that shot some short films with the 1020. Been awhile since I viewed it. Over a year, guess I will have to google it. anyhow, as long as lighting, tools etc, post processing...anyone can shoot a video, but I am glad to see this stuff come from great camera phones.

23. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

S6 has awesome camera. definitely the best.

27. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hands down I think 2015 was the year for the s6 family when it comes to camera. Samsung is killing the camera department and haters are finding it difficult to accept. I use a 6s plus now and I'm not shy to accept the fact that the note 5 has a better camera.

31. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Seeing how the author acted in this article made me think twice of how he appreciates technology's progress especially Samsung..

35. MarinoVladimir

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

wow... that's actually pretty good capture! After watching it half-way, I forgot it's filmed with an S6 Edge. :O

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