See the Stunning First Short Film Shot Entirely on iPhone 6s

Documentary Is About a Haitian Slum Transformed by Color

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Sep 25, 2015

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L.A. documentary makers RYOT have released what they claim is the first documentary film shot on the new iPhone 6s Plus in 4K Ultra HD resolution -- and it's stunning. The film, The Painter of Jalouzi, is the story of a painter living in the Haitian slum of Jalouzi, who helped transform his community by covering houses in vibrant color. The quality, including its capture of the hues that are integral to the story, is incredible.

RYOT co-founders and filmmakers, Bryn Mooser and David Darg, filmed the story in a week. (They had previously visited Jalouzi many times during three years in Haiti as humanitarian aid workers after the earthquake). On their blog, Darg says: "When we look at the film now, even WE are surprised at how good it came out considering it was shot on, well, a telephone. In a relatively short amount of time, we went from terrible pixelated phone photos, to this, which is just as good as cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars."

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Sep 25, 2015

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