Apple’s iPhones have always been known to take some pretty good quality photos and videos, to the point where some photographers feel comfortable shooting professionally with it. In fact if you might recall, back in 2015 a film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival called “Tangerine” which made headlines not just for the content of the film itself, but also the fact that it was shot using an iPhone 5s.
So much so that it looks like Apple’s iPhone 5s will now be honored by gaining a place in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences museum. This is a museum that is in the process of being built, and basically it will play home to many movie related objects that have a place in movie history.
For those unfamiliar with the process of how Tangerine was shot, it involved the use of three iPhones, an app called Filmic Pro that cost the movie’s creators $8, a Steadicam to help stabilize the footage (the iPhone 5s did not feature OIS/EIS), and a set of anamorphic adapter lenses, which at that time existed as prototypes built by Moondog Labs.
It is a truly an impressive feat and it not only goes to show how far along technology has come, but also sometimes you don’t necessarily need fancy or expensive equipment to get the job done.