Actually, you can drag and drop a file to an external drive directly from the phone. Or you can send the files wireless via airdrop.
Here is the thing; people pay for video work don't care much about lo-fidelity. Sure, having perfect 4K 4:4:4 10bit masters would be fantastic for deliverable.
The thing is that a lot of people are buying this phone because they don't use a computer, and don't have the money to buy an actual mid grade camera and for all the same reasons have no need for all the extras that a mid grade camera requires.
As for narrative; But I could go out and buy a $200-$500 DV Tape Camera on the market right now that has decent lens. I could rock the world with the next big indie feature with it. Sure, it would require some extra work. But as long as the story is good, the general audience is willing to forgive a multitude of video quality down grades.
Obviously we would be pulling sound separately, getting dramatically modern post work put in, and using the most advanced algorithms to scale the video to the quality needed for feature release.
But it has been done several times, and since they didn't spend $40-200K on renting a camera for a week their production was better and super profitable in the long run as they didn't start with super steep overhead due to quality concerns.
Well... maybe not in the 100+ Million dollar budget paid projects... Unless it was Apple paying someone to do it.
But for paid professional Videography and low to mid tier film making... I have seen it. I know it makes every camera nerd cry, but a lot of the corporate messaging market has been cut down due to the fact they just don't really care too much about raw bits of technical data as much as how fast and conveniently they can shoot and record something.
And since most local advertising and communications people have to juggle a cut budget and have to do more and more jobs themselves a lot of them are resorting to the easiest thing: Shooting it on their phone.
Also Apple offers free classes in how to learn to shoot movies on iPhone and how to edit a video with an iPhone, it makes the turn around ridiculously fast compared to the more traditional way of shooting things.
And since about 90% of the videos are going to an officer monitor maxed out at 1280 x 1024 or on a cell phone... you really don't need anything larger than 4k... until some technology makes higher resolution displays smaller and dirt cheap.
This is a good article and yeah anyone that is looking to ditch school this is a great template.
This is my non-official coarse load for people that want to save on not going to film school;
Final Draft - $250 - This is the best tool as a writer you can get. Sure it costs money, and that sucks, but for the price there is TONS of value here. I think there is a lot of cloud services out there that cost less, but in my opinion I really like Final Draft because since you own the software and can download it you never have to worry about connectivity issues, service outages, and or the parent company closing down and shutting the servers down. (RIP Amazon Screen Writer)
Save The Cat - $21- This is the best book for new screen writers to read, it speaks in common terms but really does great getting people up to speed on what they need structurally and follows the process from the beginning to the end. Really breaks down the mysticism of writing and get a good base for people to then mix it up.
Syd Field's Screenplay - $16 - This is the classical film scrip writing book, while it might be a bit dry and a little pompous in some places, this has many reference to classic material and why they work and really gets into the minutia of classical story development. (Personally its not quite as good as Save The Cat but even that author agrees this book is worth reading)
Your Screenplay Sucks - $17 - So you wrote a scrip, and you have rewritten it 2-5 times and feel like you are in a good position. This book has a long check list of things to read through and make sure that you have all the ducks lined up before submitting it.
Robert McKee's Story - $26 - This book has some rock solid information on story structure. This book reminds me of music theory, and how much deeper a person can go down to perfect their craft. It is not a light read and sometimes gets way to general for its own good.
$330 for a huge wealth of knowledge and the tools to pull it off. But it only works if it is used.
Personally Save The Cat is probably the only book most beginners will need, but the other books do have more information... but yeah maybe invest into the Save The Cat book and the other books in its series. Especially Save The Cat Strikes Back as it goes more into detail as to how to navigate Hollywood as a screenwriter and what to expect and how to set proper goals in your career.
I hope someone actually reads this article and decides they can do it. Cause yeah... spending thousands of dollars to have people tell you basically the same thing... Is not always the best investment.
Idk, I feel like Star Wars needs less Marvel/Comic Book influence at the moment.
The problem with the last film is how un-serious it was. While it tried to play the stakes really high, none of the danger felt important or necessarily needed in an organic way. When you throw in a lot of Guardians humor into it... there is basically no room for any sort of reverence of what is happening.
Star Wars is missing the genre Western/Samurai/Horror motif the original films had...
That is why people should buy the second bundle that comes with the cage...