Last week came and went, but it landed on a 747 jet when HUF decided to throw a warehouse Birthday BBQ for a few employees. It started off with the usual beers complimented by BBQ and ended with a skatejam with afterhours to boot. The rest of the night is a blur, a cool story for another day…
In order of appearance:
Kevin “Boosh” Burtch
Shot and cut by Martin Reigel
Music: The Filth Mongers “Eye Quit”
Sleigh Bells at the El Rey. This is one of my favorite bands out right now. Maybe because Derek used to be in hardcore band Poison the Well, or maybe because Alexis is fun to watch, or maybe because they just make radical music.
Just listen to this video while you look at these photos. Thanks.
We sat down with Aaron Rose to ask him a few questions about the making of his short film Kreuzberg which was shot entirely on an iPhone 4. Here’s what he had to say.
When filming Kreuzberg, you told us that you used a tripod. How did you alter the tripod to meet your needs?
I actually didn’t have to alter the tripod at all. The big problem was how to attach an iPhone to an existing tripod.
What materials did you use?
I rigged a contraption using a basic steel “T” bracket from the hardware store and attached it to the tripod using a simple wing nut. It was a pretty DIY setup, but worked well for my needs (lock shots, simple pans, etc.).
How did you attach the iPhone 4 Slider Case to your tripod?
I attached the “T” bracket to the iPhone case by punching holes in it and using nylon plugs to keep it in place.
What was your experience like filming and shooting photos with your iPhone 4?
It was actually quite fun. My biggest problem was holding the camera steady when shooting hand-held. Other than that, it worked great. A zoom mechanism would have been handy, but I quickly got around it.
Do you feel that iPhone 4 will spark an increase in DIY filmmaking? If so, how?
I would hope so. Again, I don’t really think a camera makes a good film. The person looking through it has to have good ideas. That said though, being able to just pull an iPhone camera out of your pocket with a few seconds notice was a really nice plus. A lot of my favorite shots in Kreuzberg were taken that way. I would see something and within seconds be shooting. That’s hard to do with even the simplest SLR or video camera.
What kinds of projects would you like to see other people create using iPhone 4?
The phone/camera hybrid offers an amazing intimacy when shooting. Subjects aren’t intimidated by a camera on a phone. It somehow seems less serious. This is really helpful in getting subjects to relax. I would hope that people would continue to explore this intimacy and make very personal films on the iPhone 4 that couldn’t be obtained any other way.
And now, a few questions for you…
1. Do you find that you take more photos and videos with your iPhone 4 than with your camera?
2. How has the iPhone 4 changed the way you make and edit video?
3. Has there ever been an unexpected situation when your iPhone 4 came in handy?
Leave us a comment with your answers. If you leave one of our favorite comments, we’ll send you an iPhone 4 case.
Incase have just launched the Paul Rodriguez signature collection. Amalgamating the style and savvy of P-Rod with the advanced and technological craftsmanship of Incase, the collection includes both a duffel bag and a skate pack. Created primarily for skaters, both designs are created for optimum durability. The duffel is crafted from a weather-resistant nylon and houses a spacious compartment in the main section, atop a smaller section for tools. Naturally, the pack features adjustable Velcro straps and an abrasion-resistant composite exterior for easy and secure deck loading. Meanwhile, the skate pack includes a dedicated iPhone/iPod pocket with faux-fur lining, reinforced notebook compartment (fits up to 15” MacBook Pro), dual water bottle pockets with drainage and an extensive array of interior pockets, as well as the all-important deck loading system.
Add another capability to the ever growing list of what an iPhone can do, make movies.
Incase is proud to present a three part series of films directed and curated by artist, Aaron Rose using the built-in HD camera of his iPhone 4.
Kreuzberg, the first of the three films, is shot in Berlin. The historically Turkish neighborhood of Kreuzberg has housed a number of artist and musicians. The film is a tribute to Brian Emo and David Bowie, both of whom recorded in Kreuzberg in the 1970s.
Aaron Rose is no stranger to art. Rose was owner/director of the Alleged Gallery in New York, which helped launch the careers of icons like Terry Richardson, Barry McGee, Mark Gonzales, Margaret Kilgallen and Mike Mills.
The two additional short films by Rose will see daylight on November 2nd and November 30th.