Back in Oct 22nd, 2018 Tim cook posted a photo on his Twitter account giving us a glimpse on an upcoming #shotoniphone film by legendary Claude Lelouch

And just recently, Academy Award-winning director Claude Lelouche showcased his latest movie at the world’s premier film festival in Cannes, “The Best Years of a Life” is Lelouch’s new film which was partly shot using an iPhone. The Director of Photography, Maxime Heraud, who worked with Lelouch a lot explains the versatility in creating footage without a $100,00 rig. He states “It’s so small and light you can put the camera everywhere, it can move fast. It’s like a painter discovering a new color. This is a new color.”

Heraud created a professional rig while incorporating the Beastgrip Pro where the iPhone sits, a gimbal to achieve smooth shots and motorized variable ND filter which helped to control exposure when transitioning from darker areas to brighter outdoor lighting.


 Alongside, the team used the FiLMiCPro app for better camera controls. At the end, it creates an extremely cost-effective rig. Lelouch later concludes as to why he loves using the iPhone as his movie camera saying, “The importance is the emotion you capture, and that is easier to capture with an iPhone than anything else.”

The Most Beautiful Years of a Life by Claude Lelouch beastgrip iphone film
The Most Beautiful Years of a Life by Claude Lelouch beastgrip iphone film

You can check the official trailer below. 

Maxime Heraud (DoP) also mentioned, that Lelouch already has another film which he will be shot completely on the iPhone. 

May 30, 2019 — Vadym Chalenko
Tags: Filmmaking