Vinyl is a feature film shot on the Flip Ultra HD camera, written and Directed by UK filmmaker Tom Wilton. The trailer is above.
Tom explained to MyFlip why he chose to shoot the movie on a Flip camera:
“When I saw the Flip Ultra HD, I suddenly saw it’s potential, and set about putting together a film project in New York. We used just one Flip Ultra HD for the entire shoot, and because it’s small, indiscreet and yet shoots phenomenal quality, it was ideal for shooting fast and from the hip, all over NYC.
Vinyl is a boy meets girl story, and I really wanted to film real New York. So being able to shoot discreetly on the subway, in Times Square, in diners, in fact, pretty much anywhere, meant the filming was fast (we shot the whole film in 5 days) and it added a wonderful handheld quality to the film. I carried the Flip in one hand and an Ediroll field audio recorder (about the same size as the Flip) in the other for sound. It meant I was both the director and the crew, and could shoot wherever I liked.
It seems that Vinyl has already inspired another filmmaker I know to go and shoot a feature with a Flip Ultra HD, and alongside some of my bigger, more traditional films, I intend to shoot a further feature later in the year, again using the Flip. The killer thing about it is it uses standard batteries (amazing when you’re in the middle of scene on a rooftop and the power goes) and kicks to life in an instant – so you can literally shoot what you want as it happens. These things are pocket rockets when it comes to shooting a film. Before long, there’ll be a lot more people shooting films with Flips, I’m sure of it.”
You can read more about Vinyl at ProjectBootleg.com
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