After a great Christmas day with my wifes family we had some fun using the Cassius iPhone app. I didn’t have a state of the art, super expensive, high tech SLR or anything (which proves you don’t need the best gear) but I grabbed my sister-in-laws point and shoot and turned it to video mode, we rocked it.
The music video was filmed exclusively using five iphone 4′s in full HD and features the explosive new Raw Soul band Vintage Trouble featuring Ty Taylor, Nalle Colt, Rick Barrio Dill, and Richard Danielson based in Los Angeles. It was shot, directed and edited by 3 time Emmy Award winner Alen Petkovic and also features Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls and the Zodiac Show.
SIDE NOTE: One of the main iphone 4s was actually stolen shortly after filming and recovered using the “find my iphone” feature from Apple and Mobile Me”.
After taking a dive into depression, still in there…am I? I don’t know…
Anyways, this very short film is made possible thanks TO MY depression/slash fucked up mental state that I am in till today (Oct-23-2010). I shot most of the footage at night. I could not sleep, again till this day.
Why? Personal. Let’s just say, a priceless possession of mine got snatched away.
Do I need to start a club inspired by Chuck Palahniuk?
My nights are simple. Go out in the cold, shoot, coffee, tea, edit, sleep for 2 hours, wake up and go to work. Repeat.
However, after completing this very short film, for some reason, I can’t keep up while trying to write this post…
Am I cured?
I see the world in black and white.
Bus ride. Elevator. Buildings. Isolation. Fuck friend, who really fucks with passion, then go for a ride to shoot more footage.
I have no explanation for this short film other than, I have chosen the footage with the approval of my mental state. Simple as that.
Got questions? Shoot ‘em away, I’ll try to answer them all.
Colorful days are yet to come…by then, who knows, I may project an other one and this time you might have to buy a ticket.
- Camera :Nikon D5000 with the kit lens.
- Camera : iPhone 4
- Camera : iPhone 3..3g whatever the fuck they call it these days
- Camera : my cell phone. LG LW500 something
- Edit: Adobe Premiere CS5
- Poster: Adobe Photoshop CS5
- BGM: Maestro Illayaraja’s “Mouna Raagam” theme. (Silent Symphony)
The video was entirely shot on a Nokia N8 phone in 720p at 25 frames per second.
Track is from Garage Band.
The video function of the Nokia N8 is really impressive and the image quality very detailed considering it is “only” a phone. Not so surprising since the N8 is using a Carl Zeiss optic.
I first planned to only shoot by executing slow movements and from a certain distance to avoid pushing the sensor to its limits but i ended up shooting with some surprisingly great results, very close to the subjects and with fast movements, especially when mounted on the Steadicam.
Thanks a lot to all the riders, Jordan Berthet, Flo Saint Simon, Basile Duterte, Morgann Lahaie and Florian Haffner.