iPhone 3GS: Adequate Filmmaking Tool?

Videos shot using the new iPhone 3GS are piling up on YouTube, which has reportedly experienced a massive surge in mobile uploads since the phone hit the market last month. Exciting, but not nearly as exciting as the idea of someone using the phone to shoot an entire music video. Xeni posted about the video for Reyna Perez's "Love Love Love," which was shot by m ss ng p eces using only the 3GS. The team wrapped shooting and completed the video one week after the iPhone 3GS debuted in stores. There are, of course, other music vids purportedly shot with only the 3GS. Below is "Love Love Love" followed by others I've found. Got a favorite? Got another one to share?
BJSR - "Play" produced by Showdown Productions, LLC

XFYA's "Technologic Overkill" produced by the automatic filmmaker

Bonus: A mini-doc about a violin player*

Bonus #2: HOWTO make an expensive, pro shoulder mount for your 3GS
*Not a music video technically, but close enough.
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7 Responses to iPhone 3GS: Adequate Filmmaking Tool?

  1. scaught says:

    pro shoulder mount = pr0n cam.

  2. Evan says:

    re: last video: Sorry, he said “game changer.” I have to stop there.

  3. WeightedCompanionCube says:

    I get the feeling at least some of it was done in post, but the lighting and soft focus of “Love Love Love” is simply amazing.

    Oh, I have a 3GS, but I’m definitely no videographer, so I can tell you it’s all in the talent.

    How did they get the camera to NOT autofocus?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s a shame the ‘love love love’ song sucks, because the cinematography is pretty good.

  5. acb says:

    Adequate? It still looks like smudgy lo-fi cameraphone video.

    Though I suppose it’s a hip kind of shitty, much like Lomography or something.

  6. Rickyneck says:

    Cool video, and very cool that apps for doing this can be easily had. The app store remains the single best feature ever to be implemented in a mobile device, but let’s not pretend like the iPhone takes better pictures than anything else.

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