The Avengers Cinematographer Reveals Some Scenes Were Filmed with An iPhone

Seamus McGarvey, the man behind the camera on Marvel & Joss Whedon's superhero flick dishes on the film, revealing there's scenes filmed with an iphone! Check it out!



The director of photography for Marvel Studios' Joss Whedon-directed superhero flick The Avengers, Seamus McGarvey, recently caught up with IFTN to elaborate on his career as a photographer and filmmaker. And evidently discussing the highly-anticipated movie, McGarvey reveals there are some scenes filmed with an iphone in the movie; some of which made it into the theatrical trailer.

“That’s what you call a jump cut, not a dissolve!” jokes Seamus. “[The Avengers] was a whole different exercise in a whole different range of cinematic graphic muscles for me. Thematically, it was a turnaround, but also there was a lot more equipment, a much bigger crew, a lot more money to spend on set ups – it was almost like a different medium!”

“The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film,” adds McGarvey.



Marvel's The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012.


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