Are Smartphones The Future Of Feature Filmmaking?
Everyone takes snapshots on their iPhone, but maybe they should aim a bit higher. Smartphones are becoming a powerful tool for filmmakers who want to tell stories without spending thousands of dollars on high-end equipment.
“Tangerine,” an acclaimed feature film released in 2015, was shot on an iPhone 5S. A short documentary called “The Painter of Jalouzi” used the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’ 4K camera. And now there’s “Tito,” a new documentary from virtual reality video producer RYOT.
The Huffington Post announced on Wednesday that it has acquired RYOT, which also released the Oscar-nominated short film “Body Team 12.” Today, we’re debuting “Tito” — you can watch the full 10-minute film at the top of this post. It tells the story of a young boxer named Angel “Tito” Acosta, who grew up in the slums of Puerto Rico and boasts a 12-0 record with 12 knockouts. His first professional fight happens this weekend. Read more