Apple shows how iPhone 13 can be used to recreate Hollywood movie scenes at home

Apple has shared a new experimental video that focuses on iPhone 13 camera tips and tricks you can use to recreate Hollywood movie scenes, like a car chase, at home.


  • New iPhone experiments video shows how to recreate Hollywood movie scenes
  • All you need is an iPhone 13 camera and a willingness to experiment
  • Apple commissioned the video from the Incite design studio

Recreating Hollywood movie scenes with the iPhone 13 camera

The video was shared on Apple’s YouTube channel.

In it, the company shares some pretty curious tips and tricks for filming Hollywood scenes like a car pursuit in the privacy of your home. The rest of the video covers creating magical landscapes at home with some groceries and miniature figurines, which intends to showcase the cinematic shooting mode on the new iPhone 13 series.

On top of that, the footage shows off some common movie-making techniques that are typically used to simulate perspective and monster movies using everyday objects such as cardboard boxes, construction paper, pet and monster costumes and so on.

“Create beautiful and cinematic shots just like the movies using everyday objects with iPhone 13,” Apple writes in the video’s description.

Here’s the list of songs used in the video:

  • “Flow State” by Peter Hall
  • “Dangerous Rescue” by APM Music
  • “Multiplication Process” by APM Music
  • “The Creature Awakens” by Megatrax

Running four minutes and twenty seconds long, the video was commissioned by Apple from Dong Hoon Jun and visual artist James Thornton of the Incite design studio. These are the same people that previously collaborated with Apple on past Experiments videos.

A photograph of Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max in the Sierra Blue color showing a closeup of the rear cameras
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona / Unsplash

Just recently, for example, Apple shared another video from its ongoing iPhone Experiments series that shows off some of the techniques that filmmakers use to create sci-fi effects such as cloudscape, anti-gravity and hyperspeed.

According to Apple, development work on the iPhone 13 cameras kicked off three years before the handsets would land on store shelves. Specifications for the handsets’ A15 Bionic chip and the new camera sensors were defined back in 2018.