The classic genres of Hollywood movies are reimagined in the controversial vertical orientation by just using a smartphone camera.
Apple employed Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle, of Whiplash and La La Land, to shoot a short movie using the iPhone 11 Pro, all in the vertical orientation, which is oftentimes disregarded in cinematography. The result is a seamless strand of even shorter movies that pay homage to classic genres of Hollywood, from action movies to silent films, spy flicks to westerns, reframed and modernized into a convincing video recording that can proudly say it is just as good as its landscape-oriented counterparts. Damien utilized frames and angles that best suit the vertical orientation, such as long corridors and tall multistoried buildings.
Aside from the 9-minute short piece of “Vertical Cinema,” Apple also created a behind-the-scenes video showcasing Damien Chazelle’s work on making The Stunt Double you can watch below. Additionally, it features other massive film creators including the BAFTA-winning production designer Shane Valentino, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren, and costume designer April Napier.
Watch Damien Chazelle’s The Stunt Double iPhone 11 Pro vertical short film below.