Fursat is a 30-minute Bollywood short film shot entirely on the iPhone 14 Pro. Directed by renowned Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj, the film contains all of the elements of popular cinema, such as songs and choreographed dances.
“Fursat” is a magical story about a young archaeologist who is obsessed with controlling the future to the point where he risks losing what he values most in the present.
Vishal Bharadwaj says, “A traditional film camera comes with 10 people, 3 attendants and 10 boxes of lenses. you can’t move around. You can’t be quick. iPhone liberated me in that sense. Action mode was the biggest surprise for me. In Fursat, we’ve covered a lot of things in Action mode. If you see the raw footage, the visual is so jarring and destabilised.”
“On Action mode, it’s so smooth. You have to see it to believe it. I’ve never had this kind of scale in my films ever before. And this can tell you about the scale iPhone can achieve. As a device, it’s taking you out of the limitations which we had when we were growing up. We didn’t have the luxury which iPhone is providing every budding filmmaker today,” he added.
Director Of Photography – Swapnil Sonawane says, “I didn’t know how much iPhone could handle, but the way it did was just fantastic. I think Action mode is the most amazing update. For it to be held in your hand and run with all your might looking at the actor, one can get extremely steady shots, without external gimbal. The way Cinematic mode shifts focus is the way the focus puller would, it’s an emotional shift focus, which is what was absolutely beautiful about it.”
About iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro introduces a new class of pro camera—48MP with a quad-pixel sensor enables more features with better detail and low-light performance. The new 48MP Main Camera adds new features such as a second 2x telephoto lens for a total of four zoom options and the ability to shoot 48MP photos in ProRAW.
With Action mode, you get steady, smooth video even if you’re capturing in the middle of the action. Action mode is easy to toggle on in video mode. And it provides even more stabilisation in situations where the person capturing the video is moving around a lot, like running. It supports up to 2.8K resolution and 60 fps and is a powerful creative tool when combined with Dolby Vision or ProRes recording.
Cinematic mode in 4K enables beautiful depth-of-field effect and automatic focus changes to video in a simple and intuitive way. It now supports 4K resolution up to 30 fps, including 24 fps—a go-to for shots just like the movies. It also has better semantic rendering with better results on hair and glasses. Cinematic mode also records in Dolby Vision HDR.