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The short answer is kinda, but the long answer is open the pod bay doors, HAL.


Take a look for yourself. The FPS game on smartphones is better than ever. With a few add-ons, your footage can rival Hollywood auteur status. As good as the pristine 70mm Super Panavision in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Honestly, you can come close.

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 is quite likely my favorite film of all time. The film gets at that most central question, eloquently asked, about humankind’s relationship to the universe. It’s cinematic genius. So…can I re-create a single shot from Kubrick’s cinematic genius on my smartphone? In slow motion?



Why not? What smartphones can do these days is crazy. Kubrick painstakingly pioneered much of the techniques used in 2001 with his collaborators, including shooting higher FPS than was normally possible on pin-registered 70mm. Today, you can do that with a camera that fits in your back pocket. My goal here was to try it out and then share a few pointers on how to properly shoot slow motion on a smartphone.



How did we get here? It’s the story of 2001 itself.

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Source: No Film School