YouTuber films a music video with iPhone 11 and no special lenses, gimbals, or lighting

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What you need to know

  • The new Terror Jr music video was filmed entirely on iPhone 11.
  • No special lighting, gimbals, or lenses were used.
  • It looks amazing!

We've already seen that a new Selena Gomez song has a music video shot on an iPhone 11 Pro, which is pretty cool. But what about iPhone 11 (opens in new tab)? Turns out, that's pretty capable as well.

The iPhone 11 starts at just $699 but it's still a very capable video recording tool and YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has proven exactly that by filming an entire music video on one. And he didn't have to use any special "pro" accessories to make it possible, either.

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While Morrison does say that he used a $22 accessory to help handle the iPhone, there were no gimbals used. Nor were there any additional light sources or huge lenses. Just an iPhone, some way of holding it, and someone who knew how to use it.

The video was for Terror Jr's new track, "Straight From The Bottle" and the results speak for themselves.

Morrison also ran through how the video was made, including the use of FiLMiC Pro on the iPhone and Final Cut X on a Mac.

This is a great example of what a so-called budget iPhone can do when in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing. Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro both support 4K video recording at up to 60fps, something that allowed Morrison to create some impressive slow moton video by recording in 48fps. I'll let him explain it in the video, but it sure does look cool!

Oliver Haslam
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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.