Apple’s latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, have only been on sale to the public for about a week, yet photographers and filmmakers are already taking advantage of the devices’ fancy new hardware. Specifically, their using the iPhone 6s Plus’ ability to shoot 4K video in order to make stunning, world-class documentaries.
The video, called The Painter of Jalouzi, is made by filmmakers Bryn Mooser and David Darg from the Haiti-focused RYOT Foundation, which — as its website reads — seeks to find “sustainable ways to foster hope in the midst of despair”.
Through film and other creative mediums of storytelling, the RYOT initiative is changing people’s “negative” perceptions about Haiti.
The mini-documentary, which is touted as the “first documentary filmed on an iPhone 6s Plus”, follows a painter brining colour to one of Haiti’s biggest slums. The so-called Painter of Jalouzi teaches children of the community to paint the grey walls, buses and hillsides of the area to inspire dignity and life.
Take a look for yourself:
“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,” writes Darg in a blogpost.
“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.”
You can watch the behind the scenes of The Painter of Jalouzi here.