September 21, 2019

Rian Johnson Shot on the iPhone 11: Watch His Footage and Read His Review

Rian Johnson Shot on the iPhone 11
The established filmmaker takes Apple's latest for a test drive in Paris

Cult of Mac reported that Rian Johnson had shot some footage in Paris, and we're happy to share it here as a taste of what video looking like coming off the iPhone 11 pro. Granted it's a quick series of shots from around Paris (always a great subject...) and his 'review' is a tweet. But hey! It's something! 

 

Paris 9/19 from rcjohnso on Vimeo.

 

No word yet on if Johnson's stand-alone Star Wars movies will be shot on the iPhone or not. We're sure fans would LOVE that. 

In any case, it's exciting to see what people can do with this phone and its many lenses. We'll keep you posted as we see more footage from more folks who get their hands on it.      

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looks like shit

September 21, 2019 at 8:48PM

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Andy
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That's bull$hit.....he didn't 'subvert expectations' ANYWHERE in all that (kinda like Apple)..... I reckon they should have given Jeunet or Wes a crack at Paris with an iphone.

September 22, 2019 at 12:01AM, Edited September 22, 12:01AM

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Where did anyone say he subverted expectations? I don't see that in this article or in the linked Cult of Mac article.

It's just a series of brief shots he took while in Paris - not some big project. I guarantee if Wes Anderson asked them for a preview of the phone to check out the video they would've given it to him.

September 22, 2019 at 8:07AM

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Matt Williams
Director of Photography
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Matt, there's something stuck in your ar$e.......I think it might be your head

September 22, 2019 at 6:37PM

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Still looks like a phone not a real cinema camera. Need real lenses with depth of field to make it look cinematic.

September 22, 2019 at 12:55PM

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Charles Unice
Cinematographer.
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And better codecs. You can see a lot of compression. Especially in the dark.

September 22, 2019 at 2:29PM

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Hopefully AV1 will arrive in next year iPhones :)

September 24, 2019 at 7:54AM

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Looks like... shot with a phone.

September 22, 2019 at 2:30PM

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An apple commercial...yawn...

September 22, 2019 at 4:55PM

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DingDong
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Really? It looks like crap.

September 22, 2019 at 9:14PM

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Cooper
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Personally I liked the quality of shooting on Iphone 11

September 23, 2019 at 6:06AM

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I mean, it looks like pretty much any vlog/travel video.

If you showed this to anyone, they'd have no idea it was shot on an iPhone and not any DSLR.

I guess that's good for vloggers, but this is not replacing a real camera for video work.

September 23, 2019 at 4:53PM

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Alex Everingham
Video Editor
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Look at the auto-HDR failure @43"
Despite the "Pro" name, this has nothing to do with "professional" in this field. sorry apple. not falling for your naming-shenanigans.

September 23, 2019 at 6:25PM

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