Apple shows us how to create stunning videos in its new iPhone video

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What you need to know

  • Apple has shared a new video showing how easy it is to create cinematic video using an iPhone.
  • The new video shows how to recreate some stunning effects using little more than an iPhone.

Apple has shared a new Behind the Scenes video to YouTube, this time giving us a look at how easily some cinematic effects can be created using little more than an iPhone.

Throughout the 3:30 video, Apple's filmmakers show us how to replicate some big-budget filming techniques using an iPhone and some surprisingly mundane accessories — including a bike wheel and painter's tape.

Check it out!

Commissioned by Apple. A behind the scenes look at just how simple filmmaking can really be.Learn a few simple iPhone filmmaking techniques to turn your movies into The Movies.

Apple shows us how to use the ultra wide camera to create stunning depth effects before moving onto a DIY crane effect that has to be seen to be believed. Finally, we see how lighting can be used to create a look that you might not believe until you see it. It looks like Apple is using its latest iPhone 12 devices to capture the footage, but the same methods will largely work for other iPhones, too.

All of this will work with the upcoming iPhone 13 of course, but you don't have to wait until then to try it out. There are some great iPhone deals to be had on existing devices right now, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.