The iPhone 4: Movies

“Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film from Michael Koerbel on Vimeo.

A few months ago, I bought my wife a Flip camera for mother’s day. I thought in the back of my mind that the next iPhone would come with a built-in camera, but since I had no confirmation and a looming date, I went ahead and bought her the Flip. She loved it – still does, even after we got her the iPhone 4 – but honestly, my motives for purchasing the camera was a bit selfish.

I have this big whiteboard up on the wall in my office, and up around the top 5 priorities listed are “Video Concept.” It’s a little pet project of mine that I’ve been thinking about for a few months now, but I haven’t had the money to sink into a dedicated camera for the concept. I figured the Flip could be a part of that project, since it fit many of my requirements.

With the iPhone 4, I now can do it all myself with my phone. I purchased iMovie the day it came out, but I’m not finding it as intuitive as I would like. Regardless, with a bit of practice, I’m willing to bet that I could edit my entire project directly on the iPhone myself, and work on it whenever I wanted to.

The movie above is a short called “Apple of My Eye,” and it was done by Michael Koerbel and Majek Pictures. The entire thing was shot and edited on an iPhone 4, in a little under 48 hours. Impressive? Sure. And just think what we’ll be seeing in the coming months with more production time and fancier equipment. I can’t wait.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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  1. Great film and after watching I was finally able to use imovie! now that I can edit and splice on my iphone 4 I will try to make my own movie.