So you want to make a fun music video for your new song, but you're on a budget, what do you do? If you're musical duo Airplane Mode, you take Apple's #ShotOniPhone6 campaign to heart, get a group of friends together, and go for it. The video, for the song "I Said So!" was shot around New York City on an iPhone 6 Plus, and edited in Final Cut Pro X.
It stars not only Airplane Mode's Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski, but also Clayton Morris of FOX, Christina Warren of Mashable, Jonathan Mann of Song a Day, Ophira Eisenberg of NPR, and indie musician Julian Velard, all listening—and dancing—to the song throughout New York.
From Airplane Mode:
Everything was shot on an iPhone 6 Plus. Jonathan suggested we use Hyperlapse to help make sure things were nice and stable. He meant well, and for the most part it was a good suggestion, but it means that the first two days worth of footage is in 720p. Oops. The built-in stabilization on the 6 Plus is good enough that I can't tell the difference in shakiness, so we ended up switching back to the stock camera app.
Wiskus also credits Jonathan Mann with setting the tone of the video:
It's hard to overstate how important Jonathan was to making this all work. We kept showing his raw footage to people before getting their shots, in hopes that his energy would carry over. It absolutely did. He's the spiritual center of the video.
Watch the video above, then be sure to read the full story behind it at Airplane Mode's blog.
Source: Airplane Mode