First Short Film Made And Edited Using The iPhone 4

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As a film, Michael Korbel’s Apple of My Eye is schmaltzy enough that it might make you want to puke out a kidney. The plot can best be best described thusly: old man walks down street with granddaughter, looks into a window, hallucinates for thirty seconds about being a lilliputian riding a toy train.

“Grampa? GRAMPA?” the alarmed girl asks as her dead-eyed grandfather wobbles back and forth, clearly in the throes of a ministroke. “Let me tell you a story!” he cries. The film ends just before the little girl’s inevitable response: “Oh, great. I’m sure it’ll be a humdinger.” *eyeroll* “Let’s just get you back to the assisted care facility, okay?”

Pretty putrid. In fact, if it weren’t filmed with an iPhone 4 and edited with iMovie for iPhone, I’d tell you to watch something more interesting. But it was, which makes Apple of My Eye impressive, tacky though it may well be. If anything, it just goes to show how good the iPhone 4’s video capabilities are… at least when wielded by professional cinematographers under ideal lighting conditions.

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