iPhone Video Camera all you have? Doc Reveals Secrets of Two DPs

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Don’t have a pro video camera? If you only have an iPhone video camera to shoot with, use Filmakr and the secrets revealed in this documentary to produce work like cinematographers László Kovacs & Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born cameramen who became renowned cinematographers in Hollywood while maintaining a nearly lifelong friendship.

Only have an iPhone video camera? The secrets revealed in this documentary show you the path to becoming a master cinematographer

Everyone has to start somewhere. Even if it’s only with an iPhone video camera. NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY follows the lives of renowned cinematographers László Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to present day. As film students in Hungary, they shot footage of the Russian invasion of Budapest and then volunteered to smuggle it out of the country. Barely escaping with their lives, they fled to America and settled in Hollywood, eventually saving enough money to buy their own 16mm camera to begin shooting movies. Nowadays aspiring DPs purchase pro video cameras like a Red or Canon, but the story is the same, just trying to make a break for yourself. And if these two giants were starting out today, no doubt they’d be using iPhone video apps like our very own Filmakr. Both rose to prominence in the late 60’s and 70’s having shot films such as “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Deliverance,” “Paper Moon,” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” During that time, working with directors including Robert Altman, Bob Rafelson, Peter Bogdanovich, and Martin Scorsese, they helped define a new American film aesthetic, and pioneered innovative, fearless ways to tell stories. This is the story of a 50 year journey, an intimate portrait of two giants of modern image-making and their deep bond of brotherhood that transcended every imaginable boundary. This is a really fascinating film and worth a view.

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No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos – Trailer

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