Any gear will do: watch this gorgeous wedding video filmed with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Jan 27, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Any gear will do: watch this gorgeous wedding video filmed with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Jan 27, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Like it or not, smartphones are becoming more advanced and provide more possibilities for both filming and photography. Some people use them in addition to their regular photo gear, and some even use only smartphones to take stunning photos. Wedding photographers Kristine and Calen Rhome (aka White in Revery) filmed a wonderful wedding video. This wouldn’t be anything unusual if it wasn’t filmed using only iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a few supplemental pieces of gear. Their video proves the famous statement that “it’s not about the gear, it’s about the photographer”. Or in this case: videographer.

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Kristine and Calen filmed the elopement adventure of Kaleb and Evita. They camped out in a canvas tent in Moab and exchanged vows in gorgeous Arches National Park. The video includes vows exchange and many warm and loving scenes between the happy couple. I’ll even dare to admit that I got some tears in my eyes, but let’s blame it on the ninjas cutting onions. And let’s get to the gear.

The photographers used iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to make the footage. As for the additional equipment, they used Filmic Pro app, DJI Osmo Mobile, Beastgrip Pro, and an assortment of Hoya filters and Moment lenses. And they created something magical.

This is the reason Kristine and Calen decided to film using iPhones:

“It was because we wanted to showcase the fact that it doesn’t matter what gear you use to create an amazing film. We get pretty caught up in gear sometimes and really wanted to let this project be a reminder that it truly is about the story, the couple, and the editing that makes a great film – not having all the newest and latest gadgets. With that being said, we also had a lot of fun exploring all of the new gadgets that can be used for iPhones!”

 

In my humble opinion, they have achieved exactly what they wanted. The video indeed shows the couple’s story and their love. The light is gorgeous, as well as the editing. Videography experts would probably see that it’s made with a phone, but if I didn’t know it, I doubt I would guess. Now, of course, fancy gear has its advantages, and iPhone camera can’t be compared to RED Weapon (or can it?). But when you focus on the story and the feelings, I think you might as well capture them with a potato.

[Let’s Elope in Moab – Shot on iPhone 7 via SLRLounge]

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6 responses to “Any gear will do: watch this gorgeous wedding video filmed with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus”

  1. Kambis Avatar
    Kambis

    It looks good but I it was also shot in conditions which a phone can handle well. There is no doubt that a phone can take beautiful pictures in the right conditions but it fails to produce the desired result if you ask for more, for example if you desire a shallow depth of field or if you need good low light performance.

    1. Rob Avatar
      Rob

      Fully agree. Wonderful video, truly. They did a lovely job. But I also have an issue with their premise that gear doesn’t matter. Using Amazon prices as of today, their total kit cost $2,131. Now, that’s small potatoes compared to what a full frame camera, lenses, etc can cost, but it’s still not an insignificant amount of money.

  2. Rona E Philpott Avatar
    Rona E Philpott

    Luck

    1. Paul Richardson Avatar
      Paul Richardson

      What?

  3. The JennCast Avatar
    The JennCast

    I hope they had their permits.

  4. Frank Nazario Avatar
    Frank Nazario

    Pre production of this was the key… I definitively applaud the producer on selecting the most favorable light conditions for his gear and work in creating a content that is relevant and in tune with the storyline… Yes it was shot with an iPhone under the best of conditions for it… of course if other gear was used instead it would have opened other opportunities, but, based on the challenge I would say it IS a great piece INSPITE of using an iPhone.
    Great, clean and post produciton work kept us engaged in the story and NOT in the looks.
    Very cool piece.