Everyone who has ever seen a slow-motion video of themselves after one too many drinks knows that the iPhone can really capture a moment, whether we like it or not.
Now the folks at Apple have selected eight videos for their ‘Shot on iPhone’ series to showcase the camera’s potential – below from AppleInsider:
…each user-sourced 15-second clip spotlights a unique iPhone camera feature — most taking advantage of dramatic slo-mo footage — with onscreen action synced to an accompanying backing track.
We’re going to pick our five favourites and give a little background on each. You might recognise the first:
[This] video shows a hippo stalking a small boat and breaching just shy of the kill. The clip switches to slo-mo for dramatic effect.
[This] takes advantage of iPhone’s high frame rate recording capabilities to slow down a swarm of bees mid-flight. Here, iPhone’s shooter is able to capture both specular and silhouette highlights as the bees crisscross in front of the sun.
Next up is a video of four young boys jumping into slightly rippling water. Color information was removed to create a black-and-white effect, and the camera operator chose to render the final product in reverse. The resulting composition draws the eye to an interesting juxtaposition of natural shapes and the sharp, skeleton-like structure in the background.
Another slo-mo snippet, the final video portrays the fluid dynamics of a rain-speckled windshield being cleared by a windshield wiper, set to some moody music.
Shot in a 50/50 split horizon perspective, [this] video focuses on a dog running in slow motion through tall foliage. This particular shot reveals iPhone’s lens group, which is able to extend depth of field with small aperture shooting, while maintaining high colour saturation and brightness.
Look, I don’t think your video of that workmate dancing the fool at the Christmas party is going to win an award, I’m just being honest.
That being said don’t be afraid to use the slow-mo function and add some background music, I’m sure the office WhatsApp group will approve.
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