Apple Shares New 'Shot on iPhone XS' Video Featuring Images of Nature From Around the World

Apple this morning shared a new video in its ongoing "Shot on iPhone XS" series, this time focusing on awe-inspiring natural scenes caught on Apple's smartphone camera by artist group Camp4 Collective.


Titled "Don't Mess With Mother," the one-minute video features various stark images of nature in action, captured from around the world, synced to the song "Last Rites" by Megadeth.

Shots in the clip include galloping zebra, scurrying desert insects, ice-capped mountain vistas, charging antelopes, mingling elephants, swimming lizards, snow avalanches, lava-spewing volcanoes, and more.

Apple has shared many "Shot on ‌iPhone‌" videos and photos over the course of the last several years, including one posted last week that focused on the Maldives Shark Research Programme, a charity focused on whale shark research and community-focused conservation efforts.

Update: Apple has also shared a new behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Don't Mess With Mother" video.

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44267547 Avatar
67 months ago
The splicing/editing of the videos to coordinate with the different wildlife was executed perfectly.
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AnotherOpinion Avatar
67 months ago
Great video Apple! That was an exceptional piece of work!
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bchery21 Avatar
67 months ago
The video looks great yes but IMO it's the cut editing that takes the cake!
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jacktorrance Avatar
67 months ago
These videos are shot with an iPhone, but as we've learned before the phone is usually attached to professional video camera rigs.
And?
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justperry Avatar
67 months ago
The splicing/editing of the videos to coordinate with the different wildlife was executed perfectly.
Especially the bit where the thunderstorm is in sync with the guitar.
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wwchris Avatar
67 months ago
I agree mostly with the posters above mentioning how they should lay out what equipment was used. There is a fine line though. I would argue that adding a separate lens changes the actual quality of the "camera" itself, but does adding a good lighting set up count as "equipment"? If you use a steadicam, but the stock camera, is that "fake"?

My take would be, anything that attaches to the phone (lens, rig, lights, stabilizer, underwater case, microphone, etc.) is disingenuous and should be called out. Anything that happens in the environment (lights, sound baffles, reflectors, models, etc) is fair game.
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