iPhone used to record parts of Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ feature film (with video)

“It was revealed on Thursday that the cinematographer filming ‘The Avengers’ used an iPhone to shoot footage for the upcoming high-budget film,” Chris Smith reports for AppleInsider.

“The Irish Film and Television Network reported that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, in his first big-budget action film, used Apple’s smartphone instead of high-priced equipment for certain shots in the super-hero blockbuster,” Smith reports. “‘On ‘The Avengers,’ I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie,’ McGarvey said. ‘In fact they are in the trailer!'”

Smith reports, “Detailing his decision to use the iPhone, McGarvey explained that he didn’t make a compromise when choosing the handset, saying that ‘every piece of kit should be tailored to what you’re trying to achieve.’ He goes on to underscore that camera equipment does not define a film, but rather the decisions made with what is available.”

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  1. So what?

    A Kodak Super 8 camera was used to shoot footage for the Steven Spielberg-produced film “Super 8” (written and directed by J.J. Abrams).

    And nobody needs an AI personal assistant on their phone! Phones are for talking to other people, not for talking to the phone!!!

    I love my Droid!!!!! Got two free with my purchase and the money I saved I put towards anti-virus for the 3 of them. I also wear a helmet with a built-in drool cup.

  2. Oh great, another movie with Samuel L. Jackson, the obligatory black man. Can’t Hollywood at least get one who can act worth a damn? That idiot Herman Cain could do a better job than this guy.

  3. If it’s in the trailer. Which shot is it? A super 8 camera filmed some of super 8. Big deal. I bet you can pick those shots out. I cant pick the iPhone shots out of the trailer.

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