MovieMaker’s Guide to Smartphone Moviemaking: eBook Available

Announcing MovieMaker’s Guide to Smartphone Moviemaking! Available for purchase from Amazon, this is an eight-part special, adapted from our Winter 2016 issue, containing all you need to know to shoot a movie on your smartphone.

Instantaneous moviemaking is a defining feature of living in our times: from video evidence used in civil rights cases, to souvenirs from concerts and live events, and six-second gags. It’s a natural progression for these tools to become the vehicles for complex, sophisticated narrative cinema. Smartphone moviemaking is in the midst of transcending its early novelty status to become an extension of the modern indie moviemaker’s wide-ranging arsenal. How did we get here? And where do we go now?

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This eBook answers all of your questions about where to start: How do you choose the right model of phone, and what additional gear should you augment your device with? Who were the pioneers of this nascent medium? We catalog the best apps and a selection of smartphone festivals around the world.

Then, read all about the making of 2015’s breakout iPhone movie, Sean Baker’s transcendent Tangerine. Lastly, look into the kit of smartphone moviemaker Ricky Fosheim, who shot his feature And Uneasy Lies the Mind entirely on the iPhone in 2014.

For Majek Films’ “Apple of My Eye,” an iPhone 4 was attached to the front of a model train. Courtesy of Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel

For Majek Films’ “Apple of My Eye,” an iPhone 4 was attached to the front of a model train. Courtesy of Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel

The eBook edition is on sale for only $2.99 via Amazon. Alternatively, to purchase it as a direct PDF download from MovieMaker, email staff@moviemaker.com. You will receive a response with payment information and a link.

Happy reading, and start shooting now! MM

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