A few days ago there was a rumour that the iPhone was used to shoot certain scenes in the new Avengers movie; my colleague Mark’s report on that can be read (here). However it now appears that those rumours are somewhat untrue and that there is no iPhone footage being used in Marvel’s newest flick, The Avengers and that cinematographer Seamus McGarvey was misquoted.
Apparently it was reported that originally McGarvey had said…“The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film.”
“I was talking about how up and coming film makers have access to a whole range of new technologies which expand our options as filmmakers. I mentioned that the iPhone and the Canon 5d Mk2 were devices currently used on many Hollywood productions. I used the Canon on some shots on Marvel’s The Avengers movie,” he stated to THR. “Unfortunately, this was edited to read that I shot some of the film with the iPhone. This is not true.”
Furthermore apparently Disney reps were also quick to put down the iOS smartphone use on The Avengers movie and confirmed that the iPhone was not used to capture footage in the film.
Not that it makes any difference anyway as I am sure those that wish to see The Avengers don’t really care what was used to capture the footage as long as the movie is good.
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