July 11, 2017 at 2:12PM, Edited July 11, 2:51PM

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Tips for shooting a smartphone?

In this video (https://vimeo.com/123150399) we see an iPhone over the shoulder of a user, as she navigates a thermometer app. To me, it looks like the iPhone isn't moving, and perhaps attached to a stand of some sort. Also, the on-screen action of the app looks really authentic. What hacks are there for shooting a smartphone app, to get good color, and app simulation? Is this done in camera, or a combination in post?

Thank you!

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Given that it's showing DOF in the shots, it might be a practical shot. I think the main issue with shooting it as a practical would be dealing with reflections from the phone's screen. ( i.e. placing a black gobo close enough to kill any reflections but still out of your shot )

July 11, 2017 at 8:26PM, Edited July 11, 8:26PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Black cardboard or gobo yes... that will kill reflections and help saturate the colors of the iphone better. After that it's pretty easy to dial in contrast in post etc if needed.

Another example, except in this case, the app was added to the phone in post....

https://www.facebook.com/mobilepaydanmark/videos/vb.910355935737721/1112...

July 13, 2017 at 12:51PM, Edited July 13, 12:58PM

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Torben Greve
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March 29, 2018 at 9:32AM, Edited March 29, 9:32AM

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