Never underestimate the smartphone as a tool for video. That’s the lesson we learn from “Flying Into Dusk,” an impressive aerial short film completely shot using the iPhone 6s. With the use of a stabilizer and the Filmic Pro app, filmmakers Toby Harriman and Jaron Schneider have created a 4K high-quality video that rivals those filmed with far more expensive gear.
Harriman and Schneider, together forming the creative content agency Planet Unicorn, took to the late day skies over New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston in the making of “Flying Into Dusk.” Their efforts in these self-funded charters paid off, as there’s no doubt that they proved having a small, lightweight filming kit does not hinder creativity and quality.
With just two pieces of gear, the iPhone and a iKan Fly-X3 gimbal stabilizer, the team was able to cleanly capture iconic downtown destinations from above in a helicopter. According to Schneider, the Filmic Pro app allowed them to shoot at 100 MB/s which is double the production they get out of their usual filming cameras, the Panasonic GH4.
You can find more information about the project on the Planet Unicorn blog.
[via Resource Magazine Online]