Wednesday, June 30, 2010

iPhone 4 Short Film

Well it didn't take long for this to happen. Somebody has already shot and edited a short little movie on the new iPhone 4. "Apple of My Eye" directed by USC film student Michael Koerbel might be the first short film shot with the newest version of the iPhone. Obviously Michael has access to some nice equipment, and more importantly, knows how to use it.

The iPhone does an amazing job, considering that it is a fixed lens phone after all. It does seem to have some difficulty in maintaining the highlights and often resorts to just blowing them out. But then again, other "real" video cameras often do the same thing. All in all, a very impressive debut of a short film shot and edited entirely on a cell phone.

Los Angeles residents might recognize the location as Allied Model Trains in Culver City.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

iPhone 4 vs Evo 4G

June is the month for awesome new smart-phones. The question is whether to go with the new iPhone 4 from Apple, or the new Evo 4G from Sprint.

Here are the specs for each phone.

iPhone 4
3.5" Touch-screen LCD IPS display, 960 x 640 resolution
5 Megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing camera
720p HD video recording
A4 Processor
Battery life: 7 hours of 3G talk time
3G and 802.11n Wi-Fi networking
Cellular Signals: Quadband GSM, pentaband HSPA
Bluetooth, GPS, Digital compass, MicroSIM
Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Up to 32GB of storage

Evo 4G
4.3" Touch-screen TFT LCD display, 800 x 480 resolution
8 Megapixel rear camera, 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera
720p HD video recording
1GHz Snapdragon processor
Battery life: 6 hours talk time
4G, WiMAX, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi networking
Cellular Signals: CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A, WiMAX
Bluetooth, GPS, Micro SD support, Digital Compass
HDMI output
Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
8 GB included (up to 32 GB via Micro SD)
Built-in Sprint Overdrive Mobile Hotspot

I think it is really going to come down to which phone company you want to be tied down to for the next two years. I personally hate AT&T, so it will be a no brainer for me to go with Sprint and the Evo.

Hopefully, someday we will be able to choose the phone we want, rather than the phone carrier we don't.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Best Drummer In The World!!!

Okay, I lied, he's not the best drummer in the world. But he might be the most entertaining. Check him out as he takes a rather lame band into a completely different orbit. This guy cracks me up.

The drummer's name is Steve Moore, and maybe he can get a gig on a late night talk show as the band leader. Much more entertaining that frikin' Max Weinberg.