It might sound like a gimmick, but shooting on an iPhone proved to be beneficial to “Tangerine,” which wowed earlier this year when it premiered in the NEXT section at Sundance.
This clip from the CreativeLive class, Mobile Filmmaking with IK Multimedia and FiLMiC Pro features special guest filmmakers Sean Baker, who wrote, directed, produced and shot “Tangerine” (along with co-DP Radium Cheung) and Chris Bergoch, the film’s co-writer and co-producer. The filmmakers talk about how they used iPhones and FiLMiC Pro to make the comic drama about transgender prostitutes. Following Sundance, the film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and will be released theatrically next month.
In the clip, they discuss how shooting on an iPhone not only benefited the budget, but also helped to break down barriers between the new and seasoned actors in the cast. For more insights on microbudget and mobile filmmaking, check out CreativeLive. And look out for an interview with Cheung on Indiewire soon.