When we decided to do a Top four innovations series of editorials, it started as the top twenty innovations of all time. After we got into it, there was so much to write, that not only did we have to reduce all-time to the last twenty years, but we had to reduce the count of twenty down to four. We still have enough to talk about to talk for seemingly ever. If you have an input to the top four, maybe a totally different innovation that you feel is more important than anything we have listed, then write us a comment. Thanks!!!
Billy has asked me to write on the top four innovations, but I would like to write on the latest and greatest innovation that could change movies forever: the iPhone 12 pro max. The phone is incredible and powerful enough for first-time filmmakers to make their own movie with maybe three of them. The phone has zoom features never on phones. As a first-time filmmaker, if I can find the bucks to purchase the phone, and I can get couple of my other pals, to do the same thing, we are each in business to make our own movie. Finding a justification of purchasing the phone aside that we can make a movie with it helps, and one that exists, is the fact that it has the 5G network compatibility allowing 5 times faster internet than the previous technology. This means, if you have DSL, you can replace it with the phone used as a hotspot.
Apple has created four different iPhone 12s. It is beyond the scope of this report to go into the differences between them, except to say that the iPhone 12 pro max, the most advanced camera system of all four, as well as the most advanced camera system ever put into a cell phone, is probably the minimum phone camera specification you would want to attempt to making a movie with. One thing we are analyzing, is if we can use a third-party sound system and connect it with the phone cameras for acceptable sound quality. The phones are not out as of the time of this report, so we will explore the sound system of the phone itself to see if it will get us to the level of acceptable. The phone will make a better movie than a high-priced digital camera ten years ago so it should be well enough to get us to the Film Festivals. It does shoot in HD Adobe.
There are lots of camera extras to help steady the camera while making shots that require moving or heights. These features are low cost compared to the expensive cameras and easier to attach and move to the position you need them. You can find YouTube videos that show how you can mount the cameras on the back of vehicles or boats, on tripods, on buildings, or skydivers and many other cool places. I have already started some of my shots on my iPhone 8 and it looks great. It will look even better with a series of iPhone 12s. The thought is to use tripods as well as professional camera equipment modified to mount the iPhones. Watch for our methods and back of the scenes shooting on YouTube.
Even if the iPhone 12 series of cameras can get a first-time director recognized to justify him in the driver’s seat of more professional production equipment on a bigger movie, the iPhone movies will be a major innovation.