‘Oldboy’ Director Makes Film On iPhone

Technology is a great tool that we use on a daily basis and the advancement of that technology has allowed a new wave of filmmakers to break on to the scene.  News headlines are now announcing the newest in filmmaking technology, one that is near-accessible to everyone: your phone.

Park Chan-wook is most notably known for his vengeance trilogy (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) and his body of work is often highly visual and violent.  He recently debuted his newest film Paranmanjang (Ups and Downs) to an audience of reporters on Monday and the kicker is the 3o-minute film was shot entirely on the iPhone 4. The Wall Street Journal has the full story.

Now, this isn’t the first time a film has been made on a cellphone.  Last year a Nokia cellphone was used to create a very short film called Dot.  But with a notable director taking up the technology, what does this mean for the future of filmmaking?  Will the average texter put away their number pads and start ‘framing’ the world?  Only time will tell.

–Aaron Faulkner

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