Apple iPhone Used for Shooting Parts of Hollywood Movie [Video]

October 25, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The iPhone 4 is creating new buzz with a Hollywood touch. The fourth generation iPhone is said to have become part of the making of the action packed movie ‘The Avengers’.

While the recently launched iPhone 4S may have the better shooter at 8-megapixels, with 1080p full HD video recording with image stabilization, it’s the older brother’s 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording that has grabbed the limelight.

The fact was disclosed by the movie’s cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey, while in an interview with Irish Film and Television.

He said, “On ‘The Avengers’, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie.” He didn’t say which movie scenes were shot using the smartphone, nor which model iPhone was used.

But since the movie was filmed before the iPhone 4S was launched, it’s safe to assume that he must have used the iPhone 4 or the first generation model (unless he was given an iPhone 4S by Apple prior to launch). The 3GS is an option, but then the fourth generation boasts better quality of pictures and videos.

On asked why he used the smartphone for filming, McGarvey replied:

Every piece of kit should be tailored to what you’re trying to achieve. 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.”

The trailer of The Avengers contains some of the clips that were shot using the iPhone. Below is the trailer; watch it and tell us if you can identify the clips born out of the iPhone 4.

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