Fans of Parkpoom Wongpoom may rejoice as he finally made a long-awaited comeback to the film scene after more than four years with his new film “Those That Follow”, which was shot on the Apple iPhone 13 Pro.
Parkpoom Wongpoom, although known for his horror and thriller feature films such as “Shutter” and “Alone”, has also directed anthological horror works “Phobia” and “Phobia 2”. So, his latest short film cannot be a far cry from his usual pieces and style.
“Those That Follow” made use of the unparalleled performance of the iPhone 13 Pro to shoot the 20-minute-long short film that depicts two teens on the run after a robbery goes wrong. The story stems from ‘Phi Ta Khon’, Thai’s long-standing belief of ghosts following people and has been a big tradition held in north-eastern Thailand annually.
According to Parkpoom, the usage of the iPhone 13 Pro to shoot “Those That Follow” was “an experiment to show the world what we can do and inspire future filmmakers to make their own film.” iPhone 13 Pro’s state of the art camera system and with its Cinematic mode that automatically shifts focus between subjects who play a part of its graphic quality and vivid colours, delivering cinematic-like visuals and shots of the province of Loei, the heart and origin of the ‘Phi Ta Khon’ festival.
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro proves to be a great quality gadget as its camera is equipped with large sensors with 1.9 µm pixels. It could produce detailed low-light photos and with highest-quality video, which is up to 1.5x when it is compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max and 2.2x when compared to iPhone 12 Pro. iPhone is also the only device to capture, edit, watch, and share Dolby Vision HDR vide, and iPhone 13 Pro can shoot in Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60fps.
You can watch the short film “Those That Follow” by Parkpoom Wongpoom on YouTube.
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