‘iPhones and GoPros To Change Filmmaking’ – Pixar’s co-founder Reports

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Interesting report in TheVerge today via John Lasseter’s (Pixar co-founder) regarding iPhone and GoPro being the next ‘big thing’ for movies..

“Pixar co-founder John Lasseter says the next big thing for movies is the iPhone, the GoPro, and the other tiny cameras that we’re all carrying around. He even expects to see award-winning feature films made with them some day. “People will tell you, ‘That’s not going to work,’ but yeah, that’s going to work,” Lasseter said during a panel on modern film audiences at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, according to Variety. “But the reason they say that is because it’s not what they are used to.” There’s good reason to trust Lasseter when it comes to disruptive film technologies: as the director of Toy Story, he pretty much proved the value of computer-animated movies.

Of course, Lasseter’s predictions are really already here, at least to a small extent. One of the buzzier films at Sundance this year, Tangerine, was shot almost entirely using an iPhone 5S; Park Chan-wook, the director of Oldboy, shot a short film using an iPhone 4 several years back; and GoPro is already operating an online channel of videos — including short films — shot on its cameras. Those films may not be the type of award-winning features that Lasseter expects to see, but it’s already proof that filmmakers are picking up these new tools and creating some incredible work with them”. Read more here…

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