See the process behind the filming of 'The Painter of Jalouzi', a documentary film of a community in haiti filmed entirely on the iPhone 6s
wArtists David Darg & Bryn Mooser are part of RYOT, a documentary filmmaking group who have created The Painter of Jalouzi.
Shot entirely in Haiti, the film follows a man who uses his talents to help transform one of Haiti’s largest and most impoverished slums by painting everything in vivid colours, from the sides of buses to even an entire hillside.
It’s a beautiful film, and its achievements are made all the more remarkable by the fact that it’s shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 6s.
As you can see in the behind-the-scenes video above, the filmmakers used a specially designed cradle in order to pair the iPhone with Canon EF and Nikon 50mm f/1.2 lenses – the cradle is called an mCam, and you can find out more about it here. The rig also included a Sennheiser MKE 400 microphone and an Ikan Gimbal.
The filmmakers found they were consistently achieving footage that was, in their words, ‘just as good as footage we’re getting out of really expensive high-end cameras’, and watching the film it’s hard to disagree. The colours in particular are beautifully punchy and vivid.
As they put the phone through its paces the pair test out its 4K capabilities on the stunning scenery of Haiti, at one point even mounting it to DJI Phantom drone for a spin in the sky.
Their efforts paid off handsomely with the full documentary, which you can watch below:
If you’d like to try shooting 4K on an iPhone but don’t fancy shelling out for a 6s, take a look at our guide on how to shoot 4K footage on current generation iPhones.