Anthony Bourdain To Shoot Entire Episode of TV Show Only Using iPhones

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According to a report from The Fast Company, well known chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will be recording a future episode of his TV show only using iPhones.

“Another way Bourdain stays engaged is by constantly experimenting with technology. As equipment has improved over the years, the show has become more visually accomplished. In addition to high-end cameras like $16,000 Sony F3s with cinema-quality lenses and more modest equipment such as Canon 7Ds, the team now regularly uses GoPros, often in unexpected ways. In the Shanghai episode, they rigged up what they refer to as “shot cam,” a GoPro attached to a shot glass that captures, to dizzying effect, the liquor’s-eye view during a night of revelry. They have used bags of risotto for makeshift tracking shots (“risotto cam”) and turned a Hot Wheels track into a camera dolly. Bourdain is especially excited about the possibility of shooting an upcoming show entirely on iPhones.”

Bourdain could easily record a show using multiple iPhone 6s. Apple’s improved camera optics and the addition of optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus would produce high quality video that may look like it was recorded using a $16,000 camera.

Bourdain hosts a food and travel show on CNN called “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The fourth season of his show premiers today on CNN at 9pm EST.

“Forget about four-star hotels or luxury spa treatments: Bourdain is on a mission to illuminate underappreciated and misunderstood cultures, whether it’s Myanmar or Detroit. He regularly takes viewers to the sorts of places–Libya, Gaza, Congo–that most Americans know only from grim headlines about political strife and body counts. Bourdain does all of this with vivid narrative reporting, stunning visuals, palpable empathy, and a relentlessly open mind. The show has so far been nominated for 11 Emmys and has won three.”

More and more we are seeing people replace their cameras with smartphones. Do you still use a point-and-shoot camera or a camcorder, or are have you switched to using your iPhone as your main camera? Let us know in the comments below.

[via Paris Lemon]

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  • What’s a point and shoot camera? Enough said. Great article. Must link to it over on my blog tomorrow.

  • Thanks! Yeah, point and shoots are definitely being impacted, just look at the most popular cameras on Flickr–mostly iPhones.

  • Christopher Jones

    iPhone is definitely my main camera. I have an iPhone 5, and the quality, aperture, everything is way more than what you’d get out of a $150-200 point-and-shoot camera (minus the mega-pixels, but the accuracy of the iPhone more than makes up for that). Plus, am I always guaranteed to have my iPhone on me! I love it