Proof that high quality films can be done with a smartphone

Published July 11, 2022, 10:19 AM

by Len Amadora

Films have always been made using high-quality DSLR and other professional-grade cameras. Samsung took steps to revolutionize the creative process of filmmaking by releasing a smartphone equipped with the technology to break the rules of content creation.

Samsung Philippines recently held its first-ever film festival, “Untold Stories At Night”

In its first-ever film, “Untold Stories At Night”, Samsung Philippines celebrated short films shot using the Galaxy S22 Ultra highlighting Nightography and Pro Video features of this flagship phone. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s innovations in photography and videography technology have broken the boundaries and have reshaped the process of filmmaking. The build quality and handiness make the phone more convenient and accessible to all aspiring content creators and filmmakers. #TeamGalaxy directors Mikhail Red, Samantha Lee, Pepe Diokno, and Mobile Filmmaking Philippines’ Tristan Cua and Noel Escondo took on the challenge to create short films with the Galaxy S22 Ultra proving that indeed, high quality films can be done with a phone.

Want to know why the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the answer to a filmmaker’s needs? Here is why:

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a powerful tool for creating films mainly thanks to its impressive camera innovations. While filming “Sinag,” director Tristan Cua of Mobile Filmmaking Philippines lauded the new S22 Ultra for enabling them to use all of its lenses in 4K using the Pro Video mode, which eliminated the need for third-party external lenses. He also emphasized that experimenting with the phone’s primary three lenses (ultra wide, wide, and telephoto) can provide users with a broad range of shots and emotions for their films.

Rousing about the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera features, “Siargao: Day & Night” director, Pepe Diokno shared that everything about the Galaxy S22 Ultra is top-notch, from the lenses to the sensor and everything in between. “I love that I can go from an ultra-wide to a normal shot to an extreme close up with a press of a button. Everything is just so easy and seamless, letting me immerse myself in the moment and focus on my story. You will find that shooting with the Galaxy S22 Ultra gives you the freedom to be more creative,” says Diokno.

Recording videos up to 4K60 with all of its cameras, its four-lens setup removes the need for external lenses. The 108MP Wide-Angle lens takes high-resolution videos with an expanded range of view. Its Dual pixel sensor makes content bright and clear. The third 12MP Ultra-Wide camera expands the scene and allows for a bigger frame to be captured, perfect for scenes that require wide shots and for the outdoors. The 10MP Telephoto lenses with 3x Optical Zoom and 10x Optical Zoom bring out precise details in each scene, even when filming subjects far away from the lens. The phone also brings out beautiful color and detail in every frame enhanced with Super HDR, delivering vivid imagery with 64x more color.

Samsung’s biggest leap in video technology is its Nightography feature equipped in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Equipped with Samsung’s largest pixel sensor to date and complemented by its 4nm processor and Super Night Solution, the Galaxy S22 Ultra allows for more light, motion, and detail to be brought into the camera in low-light settings, while clearing up the noise in each frame. This feature redefines the quality of videos aspiring filmmakers can capture at night using a smartphone.

Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Video Digital Image Stabilization (VDIS) are other features that make the Galaxy S22 the perfect device for filmmakers. These features work hand-in-hand to deliver clear and sharp images by reducing blur and stabilizing videos, even in low light situations, allowing each scene to be recorded as vividly as they were seen by the naked eye.

Samantha Lee, director of “it was a love story (after all)” mentions that one of the best features of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the S Pen. “I really loved having this pen around because as a director, I love sketching out my thoughts so I could just use the pen to show my team what I had in mind,” adds Lee.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a 5000mAh All-Day battery, and Super Fast 45W Charging capabilities, ensuring that the phone will last through even the heaviest production days and will still be ready when you need to shoot crucial moments.

Long gone are the worries about getting your camera wet. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has an IP68 rating so the phone is resistant to water and dust. Filmmakers can shoot in wet or moist environments without compromising the durability of the phone.

According to Mobile Filmmaking Philippines director Noel Escondo, they were able to film outside shots on the street at night with ease because of the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s portability.

Escondo also stressed that the phone’s design made it feasible to continue shooting in the rain and eliminated the inconvenience of transferring between sets.

All of the films screened can now be watched on the Samsung website at samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra/untold-stories-at-night/.

Make mobile filmmaking magic with the Galaxy S22 Ultra at samsung.com/ph.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is available on samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, MemoXpress Online, and telco partners.

 
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