Mr Byrne has previous experience of this and his recent tweet struck a chord with me.
Producing music and video on a smartphone has been bothering me for a fair while now. There are some quality pieces of work produced either partly or mainly on phone handsets, but the video below reinforces for me that the medium is most definitely the message in work like this. The extra attachments, processing time, additional apps, compromises, etc., all seem say that making the art on a smartphone is as important as the art itself.
What this says about the artist I don’t know. What I do know is that less technical effort and expense is required while using slightly more dedicated equipment.
Are there boundaries, limitations imposed by the phone that inspires truly satisfying envelope-pushing? Can the fixed-focus lens lead to breakthroughs in storytelling, scripting or directing?
Or is it part of the techie trend, reinventing a wheel simply to be seen to have a wheel?
From filming through to special effects, smartphone technology offers all the elements required to make a movie. But will the finished product really be good enough for your local cinema?
Here, we show you how the film was made, give you tips on how to make your own masterpiece and tell you what apps and accessories you might need.