For those of you wondering just how amazing the camera on the iPhone is, this might answer your question. It’s good enough to shoot footage with and include it in a movie. A movie as huge as “The Avengers” that is.
Seamus McGarvey, the cinematographer from The Avengers movie, revealed in a recent interview that some of the shots were taken with the iPhone and included in the final film cut.
He said, “The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film.”
Of course, this does bring up the question “Is it the equipment or the person behind the camera that matters most?”. Just ask Nikon this question.
I am very curious to see which shots were taken with the iPhone. Here’s a trailer from the film, which arrives in theaters May 4, 2012.