Once again Steve Jobs’ iPhone has proved its worth beyond being just a phone.  Seamus McGarvey, who is the Director of Photography for The Avengers film, recently told IFTN that he used his iPhone to film certain scenes in this 2012 blockbuster.  I just find it amazing that a movie of this size and scope found the iPhone to be worthy enough to shoot some scenes with it.  When asked about his decision to use an iPhone to film some scenes on a movie that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to produce McGarvey explained, “The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film.”

It looks like the iPhone wins again!  All fanboy and fandroid opinions aside you have to be impressed that a smartphone was used on a mega-Hollywood production like The Avengers.  It just goes to show you that if the tool fits, use it.  It’ll be interesting to see if these iPhone produced scenes will be noticeable in the final product, but according to McGarvey some of his iPhone shots are present in the trailer, and I for one couldn’t tell the difference.  Check it out below to see if you can spot the iPhone’s handy work.  You’ve been impressed with the iPhone once again…

The Avengers Trailer


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