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Immerse yourself in the neon streets of Tokyo in Shot on iPhone

Kento Kaku, star of 'Filmed on iPhone' movie 'Midnight'

Apple's latest film, Shot on iPhone, is an action-packed remake of Takashi Miike's Midnight, an action-packed video about a Tokyo taxi driver.

Shot on iPhone series iPhone” is a showcase of Apple's camera technology across its smartphone lineup. The latest addition to the series, arriving on Wednesday, iPhone 15 Pro showcases its capabilities in producing broadcast-quality content.

The 19-minute short film titled ” Midnight brings Osamu Tezuka's classic manga to life and tells the story of an unusual taxi driver played by Kento Kaku. Upon meeting truck driver Konatsu Kato, a fight and chase ensues as they fight off a local gang trying to kill them.

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Taking a hyper-realistic approach, the film takes place through a brightly lit Tokyo at night, giving the iPhone a chance to show off its low-light capabilities. The iPhone 15 Pro has other advantages that helped in production, including 4K video recording at 60fps to an external USB-C storage device and logging.

The film is directed by Takashi Miike, a prolific director known for films such as 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer and Audition.

“During filming, I naturally started thinking about how we could make the work unique to the iPhone, going beyond the usual approach to the film,” Miike said in a statement released to The Hollywood. The reporter. I really felt like the iPhone could do something that a regular movie camera couldn't do.”

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Mike mentions using action mode, which helps capture the actors' facial expressions during scenes, which obviously worked beyond the capabilities of a conventional stabilizer. The cinematic mode also impressed the director, who called it a game-changing feature that would “break the traditional thinking of filmmakers.”

The accompanying behind-the-scenes video shows the filming using camera cars equipped with a crane and an iPhone attached to it to capture the car chase action. Other techniques included using it to film from very low angles for car stunts and running alongside actors.

The iPhone is also used to create visual effects: the rear LiDAR is used to scan the car for an accurate 3D model.

Video This is the latest of many videos in which the iPhone 15 Pro was used to create broadcast quality footage. In addition to being used for Apple's “Scary Fast” event, this camera was also used for Olivia Rodrigo's music video.

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