"Do you honestly think if you spent long perfecting a script you would choose a phone???"
Dude, read the film reviews!!! You're totally speculating!
Maybe they decided to shoot it on a iPhone to use it as a marketing strategy, or maybe it was a creative choice. Who knows?! I'm sure the film makers are answering these questions at every Q&A session at film festivals they're attending.
The important thing to take out of all of this is that access to gear shouldn't be an obstacle for creativity, and once again I say that strong direction, good acting and a good script are way more important than the latest gizmo.
This is not the first feature film shot on a iPhone but it is the first critically acclaimed so this proves Tangerine's success it's due to its own merits.
Just one question. Have you seen the movie? Because if you haven't you have absolutely no grounds to say that "the creative suffered from a marketing stunt in favor for the financial side." based on a 2:20 minutes trailer!
You are talking as if the script and the gear choice were the same thing. Has it occurred to you that the script was written way before any talks about what gear they would use to shoot this film? So your argument that because it was shot on a iPhone the film is bad is completely flawed. Also film critics who usually don't give the slightest shit about the gear used to make the film are giving this film rave reviews.
I would rather watch a film with strong direction, good acting, and good script shot on a iPhone than a mediocre film shot in a professional camera. Films should be all about storytelling and not about gear.
It is not accurate. It's says it uses data from rotten tomatoes and IMDb but the RT percentages don't match sometimes. Look at Vertigo for example.
Kazu, I know what I'd like to do in filmmaking. I'd like to be a cinematographer but I never had the opportunity to work with actors before so as you said it might happen that I'll end up doing something other than that. Also, even though I like editing and colour correcting, I really don't wanna be seated at a desk for hours like I do now.
I wouldn't be starting from zero knowledge because as you said, the Internet is filled with information and resources and I've been devoting a large portion of my free time to educate myself and practice. However, I would start from zero professional experience.
My goal would be to work with narrative and documentary film but I would be quite happy to shoot events and corporate videos along the way if I'm lucky enough to get such gigs.
I'm gonna offer myself to crew in other people's projects and I think I really need that. I need to connect and collaborate with like minded people, and that's the reason I posted this question here, as I've been stressing myself out trying with all those doubts in my mind.
Thanks for your insight mate