Friday, April 15, 2011
'The Wrong Ferrari' and the iPhone
, Guest Blogger
The past week Adam Green
released his film, The Wrong Ferrari
. Created completely on an iPhone, it made me think... could the iPhone be the new Super 8
Disclaimer! I am not an artist. I have, however, worked as an assistant and am no stranger to the struggles artists face with film developing. It can take what seems like forever to get film back and it is by no means a cheap process.
There is nothing better than a film done low budget, or no budget. While the iPhone is an expensive, once you buy it all you have to do is use it. Even if you're service is shut off, an artist would still have the ability to film.
When I watched Blank City
, it was not a surprise to learn that the the rise in Super 8 use in '70s downtown New York may have been attributed to a vendor on Houston with a constant, and inexpensive, supply of the cameras.
Artists who don't have a budget will be using whatever costs less. It's certainly not complicated.
In conclusion: I love you Super 8, but you're bringing me down! I want artists to be able to create on the cheap, and I think it's awesome to see artists using what's available. In the case of 'The Wrong Ferrari,' Green was probably already toting around an iPhone, so why not use it for filming.
When asked how the film should be viewed due to its 'online only' release, Green tells New York Magazine
"I'm encouraging people to download it, put it on the TV, and turn off the lights. It's not a f***ing YouTube clip. Watch it like a movie." Some things never change.