Video: iPhone 4S Video

Benjamin Dowie has a short video (1:25) up on Vimeo that he shot using an iPhone 4S which is, well, it’s just amazing how good the video is. And it was shot on a phone. Now, obviously there are obviously a lot of other things that make for great video, especially sound, as I have noted before, but in terms of the creative possibilities, I am just delighted. More importantly for someone like me who works with students to document folk culture and everyday life, it just hammers home how much great equipment is already in their hands. What we need to do, what I need to do, is simply to use it to greatest effect. (Maybe that’s what I’ll do tomorrow in class.)