The world class director’s latest psychological-thriller film was shot entirely on an iPhone, going to show that you don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a feature film.
Okay that’s a stretch, as I’m sure there was quite a bit of money involved in the making of this film, when you consider production and marketing costs.
However, a professional, high quality camera will likely set you back at least $50 thousand, not including lenses and accessories!
Considering you have a camera with you at all times in your pocket, why would anyone splurge such ridiculous amounts on professional equipment?
Well as you’ll see in the trailer, it’s quite obvious the film wasn’t shot with professional quality gear.
That’s not to say it looks bad, on the contrary, it looks great.
This is where the experience and expertise of the director and cinematographer come in.
Unsane features some stunning visuals due to the expert photography, framing and lighting etc.
So no, just because you have a camera in your pocket, doesn’t necessarily you’ll be the next Spielberg.
But, if your aspirations are to make movies, then it’s a good place to start!
Unsane follows a young woman (played by Claire Foy) who has a stalker that’s been following her around the country, or does she?
She finds herself in a mental hospital, being held against her will (or is she?), as we try to learn whether or not she’s actually crazy and her stalker is a figment of her imagination, or if it’s the real deal.
Soderbergh has some fantastic past work, and even though this one doesn’t seem too original as far as the plot goes, it’s still definitely one to keep an eye on.
Unsane hits American cinemas on 23 March 2018.
Is smartphone/iPhone filmmaking the way of the future, or is this just one big gimmick destined to go nowhere?
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