Reports suggesting that Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer of the new Avengers movie, had used an iPhone 4 to shoot parts of the new film have been debunked, with both the photography chief and Disney representatives moving quick to state that there is no iOS-captured footage in the film.
On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the ad! I know that sometimes there is no scale and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for scale, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film.
But, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter (via Comic Book Movie), the cinematographer attempts to clarify his statement, signifying that the iPhone and the Canaon 5d Mk2 were devices life used on the sets of many Hollywood productions:
“I was talking about how up and coming film makers have access to a whole range of new technologies which expand our options as filmmakers. I mentioned that the iPhone and the Canon 5d Mk2 were devices currently used on many Hollywood productions. I used the Canon on some shots on Marvel’s The Avengers movie,” he stated to THR.“
With the director also adding that iPhone footage may have found its way into the ad, both the cinematographer and Disney look to be doing a modest bit of firefighting.