3 Beautiful Short Films Shot with an iPhone

Many people make the mistake of thinking that creating a short film entails lugging around heavy, expensive equipment, and years of professional experience with post-production editing. While these can certainly help, the truth is that you don’t need such professional equipment to make short films. In fact, the accessibility of the medium is what draws many filmmakers to it in the first place, and as Stuff TV explains, one of the things to remember when embarking on your first short film is to not be overambitious.

If you’re thinking of trying your hand at filmmaking but don’t have the equipment, there’s no reason you can’t use your smartphone. These days, it’s not only a valuable resource and an all-access pass to information, but a useful tool as well. As the makers of Spin Genie explained, “growth in mobile internet is among the strongest trends on the internet landscape,” to date, and this has caused many phone manufacturers to continue to push the envelope when it comes to the features of their smartphones. With Apple arguably leading the way in innovation, some videographers have even used their iPhones to shoot short films, and the results have been astounding.

The Painter of Jalouzi



Of course, many of the short films shot on iPhones have also been enhanced by third-party apps and software. As with any other videography tool, one can’t rely on the iPhone completely, and it has to be supplemented with other accessories as well. Still, with the iPhone becoming one of the most popular smartphones on the planet, it is among the most accessible cameras available to the budding filmmaker. In fact, as IndieWire said, “Shorts used to be this artsy thing. But now there really is this explosion in filmmaking. With all this new technology, shorts films have a lot more interest among regular people, because so many people are making them and putting them on the web. Suddenly, we’re not explaining short films to people. Everybody’s seen one.”