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"Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

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Acclaimed South Korean film director Park Chan-wook is wielding a new cinematic tool: the iPhone. Park, director of the internationally known "Old Boy," ''Lady Vengeance" and "Thirst," said Monday that his new fantasy-horror film Paranmanjang was shot entirely on Apple Inc.'s iconic smartphone! I love the idea of a A-list director attempting something of this magnitude. More details on the side project can be found inside.

"The new technology creates strange effects because it is new and because it is a medium the audience is used to," Park told reporters Monday.

"Paranmanjang," which means a "life full of ups and downs" in Korean, is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line and he thinks she is dead.

Suddenly, though, she wakes up, strangles him and he passes out. When the woman awakens him, she is wearing his clothing and he hers. She cries and calls him "father."

The movie, made on a budget of 150 million won ($133,000), was shot using the iPhone 4 and is slated to open in South Korean theaters on Jan. 27. Park made the 30-minute film with his younger brother Park Chan-kyong, also a director.

Park Chan-wook's "Old Boy," a blood-soaked thriller about a man out for revenge after years of inexplicable imprisonment, took second place at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His vampire romance "Thirst" shared the third-place award at Cannes in 2009.

Park Chan-kyong said that a wide variety of angles and edits were possible because numerous cameras could be used.

"There are some good points of making a movie with the iPhone as there are many people around the world who like to play and have fun with them," Park Chan-wook said. Compared to other movie cameras, the iPhone was good "because it is light and small and because anyone can use it," he said.

He said the directors attached lenses to their phones and nothing was particularly different from shooting a regular movie.

Lee Jung-hyun, who plays the woman, said the film has a bit of everything.

Though it is a short film with a running time around 30 minutes it "mixes all elements from horror and fantasy to some humor," she said.
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/22981

The movie is already complete and hitting Korean theaters for a brief run later this month.

And when we say that 'Paranmanjang' was shot entirely on an iPhone 4, we mean that 'Paranmanjang' was shot entirely on an iPhone 4. According to Park, who spoke to the Korean press following a screening of the film, "From hunting for a film location, shooting auditions, to doing a documentary on the filming process, everything was shot with the iPhone 4. We went through all the same film-making processes except that the camera was small."

'Paranmanjang' appears to be something of a fable, a characteristically droll and lightly horrifying tale of a fisherman who catches the body of a dead woman. The fisherman faints, and when he comes to he's wearing the white clothes of the woman who was entangled in his line. At that point the film's perspective flips to that of the woman, and the short "Becomes a tale of life and death from a traditional Korean point of view."
http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/10...-iphone-movie/
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

wtf?

well.....I hope it's good cuz it's got my interest even though the premise is slightly confusinb but very intriguing to me.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

its a 30 min short right? That means we'll prob have to wait for dvd/blu to see it
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

I'm curious to see how this would even look on bluray. I know the iphone 4 shoots in HD video, but only at 720p.

Regardless, I'm really sold on this. I've enjoyed all of his movies that I've seen so far, and his short that was on Three Extremes was really good too. So I think he can definitely deliver a "full" movie in 30 minutes. Hopefully it doesn't take forever to get released stateside though..
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by Drav3n View Post
I'm curious to see how this would even look on bluray. I know the iphone 4 shoots in HD video, but only at 720p.
wasn't some of Catfish shot on an IPhone?
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

This = more fail than Inland Empire and 28 Days Later shot on DV.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
wasn't some of Catfish shot on an IPhone?
No idea. Haven't seen that movie yet, and haven't even read or heard much about that movie either.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
This = more fail than Inland Empire and 28 Days Later shot on DV.
Well, DV was standard def resolution, whereas the iPhone takes HD, but obviously the image sensor isn't going to be as well developed on a phone as it will be on a DV camera.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Well, DV was standard def resolution, whereas the iPhone takes HD, but obviously the image sensor isn't going to be as well developed on a phone as it will be on a DV camera.
Yeah, that's my thought as well.
I'm interested in this... but it's not going to look good at all.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
This = more fail than Inland Empire and 28 Days Later shot on DV.
Exactly.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

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Now if you're shooting the movie on a telephone, you will never in a trillion years capture the film. You'll think you have captured it, but you'll be cheated. It's such a sadness, that you think you've shot a film on your fucking telephone. Get real.
Eh, it's just an experiment. This isn't going to take over or anything.
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I'm all for it. It's his own way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to try out new way's to make inexpensive movies, and it's a neat experiment to boot.

I only wish I could see it now.
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Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
I'm all for it. It's his own way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to try out new way's to make inexpensive movies, and it's a neat experiment to boot.

I only wish I could see it now.
This.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
I'm all for it. It's his own way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to try out new way's to make inexpensive movies,
But is ~130,000 really inexpensive for a 30 minute short? I dont' know that is why I am asking. To me that seems expensive since we have seen movies made for less turn out pretty good and actually make some decent box office.
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But is ~130,000 really inexpensive for a 30 minute short? I dont' know that is why I am asking. To me that seems expensive since we have seen movies made for less turn out pretty good and actually make some decent box office.
It's inexpensive for a director of Park Chan-wook's stature. It's not like he made the film with a couple of friends who went with little to no pay. However, it should still serve as something inspiring to those just starting off and wanting to find out new ways to experiment with the medium. I'm one of those people.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Sounds like it's a short, not a feature.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

He's one of my favorite directors in World cinema, so I will certainly give this a chance, but for those of you that might question the limitations of cell phone video, I have seen an incredibly good Radiohead concert movie that was shot by fans using cell phones The band provided them with the sound board mix, so audio wasn't a problem.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
I'm all for it. It's his own way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to try out new way's to make inexpensive movies, and it's a neat experiment to boot.

I only wish I could see it now.
I disagree. The camera is only a small part of the filmmaking process. The real issue is the lighting set up and the grip. This film will only look like anybody can make it but in reality it will be far from an amateur project.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
wasn't some of Catfish shot on an IPhone?
It's possible some of it was, but I think the majority was shot with consumer video cameras. Because of how that film was put together the video quality was certainly uneven at times. I'm assuming this will look better at least.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

I'm sure that with whatever type of lens they ended up using along with professional lighting and post production, you wouldn't be able to tell much difference between it and any other movie. It doesn't sound like the movie is meant to be a pseudo-documentary that was filmed by one of the characters point of view, so I wouldn't expect YouTube quality visuals.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I disagree. The camera is only a small part of the filmmaking process. The real issue is the lighting set up and the grip. This film will only look like anybody can make it but in reality it will be far from an amateur project.
I don't disagree. I meant only to indicate that I feel it is the kind of experiment which many may find inspiring. I'm well aware that he won't be filming it at an amateur's level.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

A trailer and a behind-the-scenes look can be found at the link below, the movie is now called "Night Fishing"

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/23070
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

I don't care.
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Re: "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook shoots entire new movie on... an iPhone 4!

That teaser doesn't really convince me on seeing it.
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Yeah I saw the teaser too and thought it was stupid.

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