I have been shooting my new short "Alex & The Firefly" on an iPhone 7 and there have certainly been plenty of headaches, check out some stills on our fb page (www.facebook.com/affmovie), it's definitely about knowing how to get the most out of what you have.
Hey man thanks for sharing. I usually advise against getting feedback from other filmmakers as they can be pretty vindictive, but most of the above comments are pretty constructive. I disagree with the comment on closeups, however. Just look at the first shot of Little Miss Sunshine.
Ok- so hear are my thoughts. The biggest problem as other have said lies with the story. Have you heard the term plant and payoff? I don't feel like the ending is earned, because there was no plant early on that she was a cannibal, and frankly the dying line that Elmoutasam mentioned I totally missed - that whole first scene just needs to go. The other problem (and sorry this can't be addressed with editing) is that the actors are horribly mismatched. I don't feel any chemistry between them (though should we? that's a question for you).
I think the most interesting part of this film is the cannibal and murder elements so I would figure out how you can work with those bits. That scene where he's in the bathroom with the knife may actually be a good opening. Get the audience thinking who will kill who? Some voiceover may help smooth the story as well.
The parts that don't work are all the relationship elements (the dinner, the sex scene especially etc) because the actors are not well matched. Focus the cut around the murder/canibal element and you might have something....
This is going to take a lot of cutting and remember the adage - don't be afraid to kill your children!
Hey Craig- Still don't feel like you've answered my question. Would it be better to shoot flat on the iPhone instead of log?
What is the difference between Log and Flat? Would it be better to shoot flat and then with the aid of a color chart balance in resolve?