Whenever you hear the word mobile filmmaking, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Shooting casual videos with the help of your mobile. Since this is clearly the age of high-tech economy and innovative inventions, we wouldn't think that something that is so ubiquitous will help you to shoot a whole feature film. However, the rising number of mobile film festivals that are doing the rounds is going to prove that mobile filmmaking deserves its very own pedestal. Can mobile phones replace high-end cameras and can truly be regarded as the future of filmmaking? Let's find out in this article.
Mobile Filmmaking - A Revolution
A smartphone definitely makes life easier for us. It has replaced our alarm clocks and even our wristwatches! You can cover a multitude of things on your smartphone, right from booking a car to ordering food. But what brings mobile phones to the next level is definitely the camera. You can just whip it in the middle of the road and start filming a scene happening right before you. How convenient it has made life for us? You can also click selfies and make the moment you are currently living in one to remember forever.
Before we delve into the nitty-gritty of mobile filmmaking did you know it is Samsung that first introduced the built-in camera? Although there is one end of the camp who believes it is Sharp, the truth is the camera phone was introduced in the market and as many as 80 million people welcomed the latest phenomenon with open arms. Although it wasn't in the affordable category then, now with the improved quality, the prices are getting lower. So, with mobile phones and their built-in cameras getting more affordable it is certainly helping those who are talented, raring to go yet stop short of making films because they find the filmmaking equipment intimidating, which brings us to the next point, budget management.
Caters to the Budget
When we see a video or a film, we see the final output and yet we don't realize the amount of hard work that goes into making it. That's why filmmakers find it particularly hard to accept when critics diss a film and shred it into pieces. Anyways, how good a film finally turns out to be has a lot to do with the budget. It is the budget that decides whether the film will be of superior quality or not.
Mobile filmmaking can now help filmmakers invest in other things apart from the camera. Investing in a high-end camera makes filmmakers compromise on other aspects of filmmaking as it costs them a fortune. However, with mobile filmmaking, they can now save a huge sum of money and concentrate on the other parts that perhaps deserve more attention.
It Gives People Creative Freedom
Unlike filming with a high-end camera, mobile filming can give filmmakers a lot of creative freedom. Well, it is because mobile filmmaking helps give people the opportunity to showcase their talent. Anyone with talent can do it and they don't have to worry about expenses and other things. As long as you are creative, hard-working, and have an indomitable will to show the world what you have got, you can do it! There is no barrier to talent and mobile phones ensure just that.
Makes Accessibility a Thing
It can literally make dreams come true and with the quality of mobile phones improving with every passing year, you can make movies at half the budget and can literally give films shot with expensive cameras a run for their money. If you see the content being created today, there has been a drastic improvement from what was being produced a few years back. Right from an Instagram influencer to a newbie filmmaker, you can not find any difference in their ways of filmmaking. Yes, the quality is that good and continues to reach greater heights as we speak.
Easy To Learn and Maneuver
There may be kids out there trying to be the next Christopher Nolan. and they don't need any fancy equipment to learn the craft. You can now learn filmmaking with the help of mobile phones. With regular practice, you can realize your dreams of being the next Nolan or the new you!
The sky is the limit as far as mobile filmmaking is concerned. It is certainly the future of filmmaking. Do you agree with the statement or not?