“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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