Check out the first ever mini documentary shot entirely in 4K with the iPhone 6S
Stephan Jukic – September 29, 2015
As we have already covered in a recent review of Apple’s turbocharged new iPhone 6S and 6S plus, the powerhouse new mobile device offers some awesome specs and also features the power of native 4K video recording for all you small-scale videography lovers out there.
This new iPhone duo (the 6S Plus is essentially the iPhone 6S but with a slightly larger screen and one or two other minor extra specs) has only been on sale to the consumer public for just over a week but it’s already garnering plenty of attention and a lot of praise from photographers and videographers thanks to its very cool new media hardware.
Most importantly, the new iPhone models offer the power of 4K ultra HD video shooting with Apple’s wonderfully clear recording technology at a very decent 30 pro 4K camera-level frames per second and combine this with the ability to capture some spectacular 12 megapixel photos. With these specs being the case, it should be no surprise that a lot of video and photo pros have also been using the new phone for creating some stunning world-class documentary footage.
Specifically, we’re talking about a new video that has just come out in record time, called “The Painter of Jalouzi”, the new mini-documentary was put together by filmmakers Bryn Mooser and David Darg of the RYOT Foundation, which works on humanitarian projects in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti.
Given this focus behind the organization they work for, the two filmmakers have made their documentary about changing a negative public perception of Haiti and they pull this off in a remarkable way through the medium of 4K video and the creative storytelling recorded on it.
The mini-documentary tells the story of a painter who works in Jalouzi, one of Haiti’s biggest slums in the capital of Port Au Prince, painting the homes, buildings, walls, public buses and even very hillsides of the otherwise vast grey landscape of the neighborhood in bright colors while also teaching local children to do the same.
According to the makers of the film, writing in a recent blog post about their project, “When we heard the new iPhone would shoot in 4K, we thought about what we could shoot that would really demonstrate the power of the resolution.. Jalouzi is so visually impacting. The mountainside is full of detail and colour, so it’s the ultimate test of a camera’s ability. Plus, we’ve been wanting to tell the story for a long time”.
If you’d like to see not only just how well the new iPhone versions deliver their new native 4K video recording ability but also a side of social life that few people ever get to see close up, take a look at the documentary itself, visible below.
Story by 4k.com