Some Scenes From “The Avengers” Movie Were Shot with an iPhone

By , Oct 20, 2011

If you’re the kind of iPhone user that reads blogs about, well, iPhones, then the chances are you also fall into the category some like to call “geek.” It’s no longer a derogatory term; being a geek means you tend to like things like smartphones, computers, and comics.

If all that sounds like you, then chances are you’ll like this latest tidbit to come out of Hollywood. It turns out that the upcoming Avengers movie was partly filmed on one of Apple’s little iPhones, instead of the rather expensive cameras movie studios usually use.

How cool is that? Very, very cool indeed…

The revelation comes after the man behind the The Avenger cinematography, Seamus McGarvey, shared the news in an interview he gave to IFTN. While McGarvey doesn’t say which iPhone he used, we’d assume it was at least an iPhone 4 using its 720p camera, though we can’t see any real reason why Apple would have given him a pre-production iPhone 4S to use. Having said that, stranger things have happened.

“The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film,” adds McGarvey.”

If you want to see the footage taken on an iPhone, check out the trailer we’ve embedded and see if you can spot it. If you think you see it, let us know in the comments!

The full movie hits the box office on May 4th, 2012. That’s a good six months away!

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  • Darrin

    Don’t see the inbedded video on iPhone.

  • Bob Newhart

    On a desktop, and the inbedded video does not want to load.

  • Maia

    I thinks it the Thor shot at 0:47 and another of that girl when she hits the ground

  • jared

    no vid :/

  • soccerkrzy

    Dear God I hope there isn’t a lot of it. 720p has no comparison to what’s actually recorded in movies…it will look like crap considering this will be an IMAX movie. IMAX is 8K film, which yields around 10,000×7,000 pixels (yes, that’s 7,000p)…

  • jedoonat

    I say it had to be an iPhone 4. But I wonder what else was used to make the video look more cinematic. Either way, I think its pretty awesome :) Can’t wait till May!!

  • Shaz

    haha another reason why this movie will suck aha

  • AsianLeader

    There’s no video !!

  • alanhhudson@me.com

    A couple of shots is hardly “partly filmed”.

    • Justin

      Partly filmed. Means ‘part’ of the film was filmed with it. So it was indeed, partly filmed.

  • Drew

    Based on the 1080p trailer on the Apple website, I’d say the shot / 2 angles of Thor attacking Captain America was shot on an iPhone 4. It has the same grainy picture quality you get from an iPhone 4.

    I’m guessing they were going for a different feel for these shots and felt the iPhone 4 had the perfect look they wanted. Possibly a flashback or something?

    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/avengers/

    • Drew

      (at about 1:26 into the video)

  • http://www.iosnova.com/ iGuitardude2744

    Well, when thinking about it. He did it in effect for the film. I like to see a movie that looks as realistic as possible. With that the first thing that pops into my mind is that they are using the iPhone to film something that they are trying to make it look like it is from a recording that someone took personally (therefore making it look more realistic) Within the trailer you see tons of scenes with allot of animations and thousands of dollars worth of explosives going off. I personally don’t think that those where the scenes. So, that leaves two scenes that I have found in particular that are back to back in the beginning of the films trailer. I would say the scenes between 0:16 and 0:19 are the ones shot with the iPhone. Why? Because, they were given the feeling as if the shot where recorded by someone that was actually there. Recording on the most convenient device available. Their phone. It also has a shaky look to it.