7 cool videos you won’t believe were filmed on an iPhone

September 27, 2016


Fancy yourself as the next Spielberg? There’s no need to invest in fancy cameras and equipment – all you need is your smartphone and a few editing apps. If we offer a guide on how to be the Martin Scorsese of the smartphone world.

To give you some inspiration, here are nine videos that you won’t believe were recorded on an iPhone. Just how much cooler can Apple’s phones get? We can’t wait to see what amazing videos are going to be created on the brand-new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.  

(P.S. a couple of these are 18+ and/or spooky)

Grimes – World Princess Part II

As far as we’re concerned, Grimes can do no wrong. Her latest music video releases  – created in collaboration with her brother Mac Boucher and friend and artist HANA – are everything we’d expect: dreamlike, surreal and totally captivating.

Incredibly, all seven of her new vids were shot guerilla-style with a mobile, with “no crew, cameras, makeup, lights.” Must. Watch.

Modern Family – an entire episode filmed using Apple tech

Yes, we’re serious. Everyone’s favourite family-friendly sitcom made TV history when it produced an entire episode using iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

Sure, it might be massive PR for Apple, but the episode looked great and was still laugh-out-loud funny.

Operation – a dramatic sketch shot on an iPhone 4s

As if playing Operation wasn’t intense enough, this dark, professional and downright bizarre sketch filmed on an iPhone 4s crams in more drama than most Hollywood blockbusters.

Only One – Kanye West’s music video shot on an iPhone 6

From Kanye West to Sir Paul McCartney, musicians the world over are all about handhelds these days.

Don’t believe us? Kanye’s “Only One,” featuring Macca, was shot on an iPhone 6. Enjoy.

Dark Waves – an underwater video shot on an iPhone 6s Plus

Visual effects artist and director Sven Dreesbach used an iPhone 6s Plus to shoot this achingly cool underwater video for Robert Koch’s atmospheric single, Dark Waves.

Searching for Sugar Man – Oscar-winning documentary with scenes shot on an iPhone

Though not all of this was filmed on an iPhone, quite a few scenes were. The Oscar-winning documentary about 1970s musician Rodriguez was an acclaimed hit with audiences and critics alike.

Apparently, director Malik Bendjelloul used an iPhone to finish the movie when his funds ran dry. Maybe give it another watch it and see if you can spot the difference.

The Painter of Jalouzi – first 4K video shot on an iPhone 6S

If you’re going to make a film about colour and visual beauty, you need a great camera.

See? You don’t need fancy equipment and an editing suite to make mini-movies. Just a smartphone with a camera will do. And the iPhone 6s has a particularly impressive lens, which can shoot in brilliant 4K video – up to four times the resolution of 1080p HD video.

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Main pic credit: Via Pexels/Teono123 No