Whenever Apple launches a new iPhone there is always an extremely heavily weighted focus on the camera capabilities of the hardware. As we know, photographs and videos are extremely emotive and can conjure up an array of feelings and memories within us. Given the fact that Apple is a company that likes to invoke emotional responses with its products, it makes perfect sense to market the camera capabilities as much as possible. To coincide with the official release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus we’ve seen a number of impressive photo galleries that showcase the camera’s abilities. Now, to further enhance the reputation of the new iPhones, we’re seeing a documentary movie shot entirely in 4K UHD resolution using the iPhone 6s Plus.
“The Painter of Jalouzi“, a short documentary filmed by ryot.org, follows one individual’s personal mission to transform a slum area in the beautiful Caribbean country of Haiti. What better way to transform an area that has been left to degrade and fall apart than by decorating the buildings that surround the town with bright, vivid colors. The film itself was shot by David Darg and Bryn Mooser on behalf of Ryot, and although the storyline and emotional aspect of the documentary are touching, it’s really the fact that it was captured entirely using the iPhone 6s Plus that’s impressive.
Video recording functionality on hardware like Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus may have progressed in leaps and bounds over the last few years, but the capabilities still manage to excite and even surprise seasoned media makers. The team behind the documentary discusses the project, as well as the abilities of the iPhone 6s Plus:
When we look at the film now, even WE are surprised at how good it came out considering it was shot on, well, a telephone. When we heard the new iPhone would shoot in 4K, we thought about what we could shoot that would really demonstrate the power of the resolution. Jalouzi is so visually impacting. The mountainside is full of detail and color, so it’s the ultimate test of a camera’s ability.
The team was clearly highly impressed with the iPhone 6s Plus, but there can really be no higher compliment to Apple than the fact that Darg likened the video recording capabilities of the hardware to that of “cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars”. Regardless of whether or not you intend to purchase an iPhone 6s Plus, or even if photography and video-based media appeals to you, you really need to check out “The Painter of Jalouzi” and get lost in how beautiful and captive the documentary is.
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