Steve Jobs team won’t let bad box office kill Oscar campaign

Steve Jobs may have flopped at the box office, but the team responsible for it are still confident that they can make up for the dismal lack of earnings with an Oscar. According to a new report, Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels (who plays John Sculley) and director Danny Boyle recently attended an “intimate brunch and […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


Прочетете повече

Documentary Partially Shot on iPhone Wins Oscar [iOS Blog]

„Searching for Sugar Man“ won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature tonight at the 85th annual Academy Awards, making it the first time a film that was partially shot with an iPhone has won the prestigious award.

Director Malik Bendjelloul said that he had run out of money while making the movie and had to film his remaining shots with his iPhone and the 8mm Vintage Camera app. The iPhone and app’s performance were so impressive to Bendjelloul that he re-shot footage playing on his laptop screen with the app.

This isn’t the first time directors have used iPhones to shoot films, but it’s an important milestone that shows that footage shot with phones and apps are good enough to be recognized at the highest level and not distract from the overall quality of the film.

The 8mm Vintage Camera app is available in the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]


Прочетете повече