The short "All Up To You" from Majek Pictures: filmed and edited on an iPhone 5.
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It might not be easy to use an iPhone to record and edit a Hollywood-style short, but it's possible.
Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel, the duo behind Majek Pictures, have a history of seeing how well the latest Apple devices handle cinema production values, not just point-and-shoot video, and this time around they've used an iPhone 5 to create "All Up To You," an amusing 96-second mini-musical about running out of gas in the desert with only Siri to help.
Creating the short was a scramble to find dancers, to print app icons on boxes, scout a suitable location. Then came a 10-hour shooting day with the Filmic Pro 2 app and a lot of editing on the iPhone 5 with iMovie.
"Yes, it can be cumbersome to edit on the iPhone, but what I love about it is how the process takes it down to the rudimentary fundamentals," James said. "I truly feel like I have a better idea of what it would be like to cut actual film because bringing in a shot to just 'try' it out on the timeline isn't as easy."
So why suffer the difficulties of tiny-screen editing?