How One of the Best Films at Sundance Was Shot Using an iPhone 5S

The story behind the camera is as surprising as what's in front of it. Particularly because the camera used to shoot Tangerine was the iPhone 5S. The Verge's Casey Newton interviewed writer and director Sean Baker about what he learned using the iPhone. Tangerine was shot in a widescreen, 2:35:1 aspect ratio. Baker relied on 3 iPhones, Filmic Pro, that gave him fine-grained control over the focus, aperture, and color temperature, a Steadicam, and a set of anamorphic adapter lenses that attach to the iPhone. The lenses were prototypes from Moondog Labs. Read Casey's full story plus his review of Tangerine. FiLMicPro is now also available for Android devices.