It's hard to feel creative when we're all stuck at home during thepandemic and no one knows when the world will . So when the new arrived at my house along with the direction to "just do something creative with it," it felt a little daunting.
But after a few hours of staring not-so-pensively at my wall, I figured something out. This is the "low-budget" iPhone and, well, the internet is overflowing with low-budget, DIY, "cinematic" camera hacks. So why not use the new iPhone to see what I can pull off from my apartment building?
After scouring Instagram, YouTube and Reddit (and coming up with a few ideas of my own), I got to work. Armed with a Swiffer, a tape measure and a lot of tape, I actually got some pretty cool stuff. And with nothing but a simple camera move, I was able to emulate Edgar Wright's famous "whip pan" and made it look like I threw a knife to myself.
Watch all the techniques I was able to pull off and learn how to do them yourself in the video above.
And, yeah, I used Apple's newest iPhone. But you should be able to make do with whatever phone or camera you got, as long as it has slow-motion video.
Hopefully these little tricks can relieve some of the pressure to be creative. Have fun!