Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was filmed on an iPhone

Some of it at least, claims cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

It may sound like a sensationalised press release from Apple, but that appears to be the truth.

Speaking to the Irish Film & Television Network about We Need To Talk About Kevin, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey brought up his work on Joss Whedon‘s eagerly anticipated Marvel movie mash-up, revealing, “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.”

Talking about the difference between The Avengers and other films he’s worked on, which include Atonement and World Trade Centre, McGarvey added, “It 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!”