Romance in NYC got interviewed for Pro Video Coalition Magazine for the New Media Film Festival in LA. Check it out here!
ProVideo Coalition: What are the benefits/challenges of shooting on an iPhone?
Tristan Pope: It was a freeing experience to shoot on such a small piece of equipment. I have shot on DSLR’s and larger prosumer cameras such as the RED. They all have their benefit but the iPhone truly allowed for us to get so personal and creative with angles, locations, and intimacy.
I have shot on DSLR’s and REDS. They all have their benefit but it truly allowed for us to get so personal and creative with angles, locations, and intimacy.(I was inspired by a relationship I had where I randomly filmed clips on my phone of our days and ended up just throwing together a cute video for her when she went away for the holidays. It was intimate, cute, and very personal. I wanted this to feel the same way, but dressed differently.) To not draw crowds or make a big fuss was a huge plus. We were filming a short film and people were walking by like we were just some crazy couple in love making a home movie. This also made it hard to tell them please sign this waiver if you are going to stand there for 3 hours while we shoot, haha.
One of the biggest benefits of shooting on an iPhone is not drawing crowds or make a big fuss. We were filming a short film in multiple locations, restaurants, clothing stores, and people were walking by like we were just some crazy couple in love making a home movie. Mind you this also made it hard to explain to them if they were going to continue walking into the shot they would have to sign a release form. But ultimately it allowed myself and the actress to film as if we were in our own bubble, exponentially developing the relationship between “the boyfriend” and “the girlfriend” on film. While also allowing the creativity the room to breath with such a improvisational script.
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