How to make a movie on an iPhone.
With the right tools, you can make a film with the camera in your pocket.
The technology we use every day for texting, scrolling, and sharing has become so advanced, it can almost take the place of a high-quality video camera.
Of course, if you want to make an award-winning film, you’ll want to stick with specialty cameras. But if you’re new to making movies and want to try it out on your iPhone, you definitely can.
Pros and cons of shooting on your phone.
Filming a movie on your iPhone poses some creative challenges, but they can be turned into assets when you know what you’re doing.
- Depth of field: Compared to specialized cameras, phone cameras usually have a limited depth of field. You can play up this shallow quality as a quirky film aesthetic, or you can try to work around it by filming somewhere that doesn’t have a busy background.
- Lighting: You’re not going to get the same high-quality lighting on an iPhone. It’s especially important to shoot with the right light when using a phone. Opt for outdoor shots, ideally an hour before sunrise and sunset.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider filming on your phone — especially if you’re new to the scene.
- Flexibility: Your phone’s small size allows you to film anywhere. Climb a tree with it, strap it on while you skateboard — the content possibilities are endless.
- Consolidation: All your filming resources are in one place when you use your phone. For example, with the Adobe Premier Rush app, you can shoot, edit, and share directly from your phone.
Get the right apps.
The video software makes all the difference when you’re making a movie with an iPhone. Explore what you can do with Premiere Rush to get everything you need in one place, and start making your film in no time.