With the release of Apple’s iPhone 4, the barrier to shooting and editing was broken down and the playing field leveled. No need to beg, borrow or steal. No need to rent an expensive camera and gear, assemble a crew or hire an editor to get your film made. Suddenly, for anybody with a story to tell, there was a powerful and accessible tool with you at all times. The iPhone filmmaker represents the democritization of filmmaking. It’s truly a “film studio in your pocket!”
Not surprisingly all sorts of companies and individuals jumped on the opportunity presented by this new technology and created a fantastic array of production and post-production hardware, accessories, software and apps to support this unique grassroots community of filmmakers using the iPhone. A community was born…
We’re so excited about and proud to support the development of this unique film community that after this year’s festival closes, in early 2012, we’re adding a robust portal to the OIFF site. We think it’s important to have an online home for all iPhone filmmakers to gather, discuss, problem-solve, learn about techniques and gear, and showcase their work. We’ll offer everything from a deep user forum; iPhone filmmaking and post-production tips, tricks and how-to’s; industry guest columnists; mini-contests with more great prizes and of course - the 2012 Original iPhone Film Festival.
Thanks for joining us this year.
So get out there and Shoot – Edit – Upload and enter your film for free.
What are you waiting for?!