On the chopping block today is a music video I directed, shot and edited recently. Still excited about my newest, latest and greatest, pinnacle of modern technology, iphone 5s – I told the artist at our first production meeting that I really wanted to incorporate some footage from my phone into the video. He didn’t protest so I shot a handful of shots throughout the day with my 5s. The result: fantastic.
In proper lighting, as i’ve discovered in previous projects, the 5′s holds up quite well. Most of this shoot was outdoors, so it holds up. What about when compared, side by side to the BMCC. If you don’t stare to hard at the footage it holds up quite well. Most music video’s I shoot ends up on youtube at best. I keep hard copies posted on my Vimeo page. Vimeo stores and plays back at what is about the best quality you will currently find online (unless you want to bring up youtube’s recent update to host and play 4k footage – but we’ll talk about that at another date). So, if i were shooting a movie, would I use the 5s? Of course not….. The footage would not hold up on the big screen. But it holds up on youtube and keeps up on Vimeo.
The video begins and ends with some bouncy lapses shot out the window of with the 5s by my girlfriend as I drove – something that wouldn’t have been impossible with the BMCC but wouldn’t have been as easy as the 5s in a handheld rig.
Check it out, let me know what you think: