Although the title is a bit of a mouthful, it doesn’t make it any less true. This morning Olivia Wilde debuted a music video she directed for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ debut single “No Love Like Yours” on their upcoming album, PersonA. As if the combination of the Vinyl star and the popular band alone wasn’t enough, they kind of surprised by announcing they also shot the whole thing entirely on iPhone… and we have the photos to prove it.
As has been the case with other videos recently shot on iPhone, the creative team behind this one used accessories extensively (in this case, Beastgrip makes a star appearance). Also apparent in the images is the team’s use of the recording app Filmic Pro, my go-to application for high quality iPhone recording as well. Seriously, it’s awesome. At any rate, check out the behind the scenes images:
It’s pretty awesome to see Olivia getting down in the trenches with the camera operators, and I think that’s one of the main advantages of using the iPhone as a creative device- it’s really easy. It’s a slick tool that has an insanely small profile and produces some really great video footage. When you shoot with the iPhone, you can focus on what you’re shooting and less on how you’re shooting it. Declutter, if you will.
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Images by Dani Girdwood
OLIVIA WILDE – Director
Olivia is an actress, model, producer, and activist known for her leading roles in multiple award-winning major films and TV shows including Tron: Legacy, Rush,
Her, House and the upcoming HBO series Vinyl. Wilde also stars in and produced Meadowland that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Additionally, she is a member of Artists for Peace and Justice providing educational and health services in Haiti. In 2013, she launched the philanthropic company Conscious Commerce and is also a key influencer and activist for RYOT. (IMDb
ALEX EBERT – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Alex is an American singer-songwriter and composer best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Ebert won a Golden Globe Award in 2014 for Best Original Score for his musical contributions to the film All Is Lost. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ fourth studio album, PersonA , will be released in April 2016.
REED MORANO – Lead Director of Photography
Reed is an award-winning director of photography and cinematographer whose credits include HBO’s Vinyl
, Frozen River
, Kill Your Darlings
, and The Skeleton Twins
. She also directed her first feature Meadowland
, starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson (she is also credited as DP). In 2013, she was invited to become the youngest member of the American Society of Cinematographers, where she is one out of only 12 women in the 340-person organization. (Website
DAVID DARG – Second Director of Photography
David Darg is an award winning filmmaker and co-founder of RYOT Media. Recently just nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary short film, “Body Team 12” – Named one of Esquire Magazine’s “2012 Americans of the Year” and Details Magazine’s “Hollywood Mavericks,” David spent the last decade as a first responder and front line contributor for Reuters, the BBC and CNN, covering some of the world’s largest natural disasters and wars. David grew up in the Middle East and England. After receiving his degree in Philosophy from Oxford University, he moved to Africa to work in the non-profit sector. (IMDb
MARK ROMANEK – Creative Consultant
Mark is an award-winning director/screenwriter of film, television, and music videos. His major credits include the MTV VMA winning “99 Problems” by Jay-Z, Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer,” Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” and “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, which won him a Grammy for best short form music video. He also directed One Hour Photo
and Never Let Me Go
. He’s directed numerous other music videos for major artists including Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Coldplay, and Taylor Swift. He will be credited as a Producer for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ latest video “No Love Like Yours.” (IMDb