Have you ever thought about shooting a music video without fancy cameras or lights? What if you only shot on an iPhone?
Well, this music video from Metric called ‘Dark Saturdays’ was shot entirely on a iPhone X and was directed by Toronto-based photographer and videographer Justin Broadbent.
“The band and I agreed that shooting on an iPhone would be a good way to immediately connect a visual style to the authentic feeling of this record”, says Broadbent of the video. “Because it was a ‘run and gun’-style video, we needed our footprint to be tiny and quick but the video quality still needed to be high. I think this also let the band relax, not having a huge camera and lights around while allowing me the freedom to try things on the fly. Even the design of the final video looks like four separate screens magically lining up together.”
The band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead, and Joules Scott-Key.
At the moment, the band are on the road as the opening act for Smashing Pumpkins. With Canadian tour dates, including stops in Montreal (Aug. 7), Toronto (Aug. 8), London (Aug. 9) and Vancouver (Sept. 8).
A complete list of tour dates can be found on the band’s website.
Metric’s untitled album will drop on September 21st. Be sure to watch the music video above!