SETUPS – Chris Silva


When did you pick up this setup?
I was using my Nokia phone for a couple year and my girlfriend got a new iPhone5 so she gave me her old one. It’s a iPhone 4s. I’ve had it for just over a year now.

What is your favorite lens to use on it?
There’s only the fisheye right now, I use that here and there. I like to just shoot long lens most of the time, I noticed it comes out a lot more clear.

What do you think of the SD vs HD debate?
Both are great, I don’t really care much about what is better. HD is cool because it’s clear as it gets. I’ve always been so used to filming with the worst setups for ICC DVD’s; Hi8 cameras, 1chip mini DV cameras, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s better than not capturing something cool on film.

Does the camera/filmer make the shot or does the spot/rider?
Both. Having a great filmer is #1, but that’s a hard thing to come by in Toronto, haha. I’d rather have a great filmer and a shitty camera(or phone) than the other way around. Spots make everything, riders are a dime a dozen these days. If you don’t have good spots you have nothing in my opinion.

How long have you been filming/editing? Any advice for youngsters getting into it?
I got my first Hi8 camera around 2001 or so. I’ve always filmed my friends when I was younger but never really started to edit stuff till the ICC DVD’s around 2004, even then I wasn’t the main guy editing I was more of the producer cause I never had a proper computer or editing program back then. I think I started doing my own actual computer editing around 2008 when I started doing web edits and stuff. My advice would be to just have fun with it, do what you think is cool to you and if anyone tells you otherwise, don’t listen to them, haha.

When’s the next ICC dvd dropping?
That’s a good questions… we just dropped out 5th DVD this spring so I don’t think we’ll have another one out for a year or 2. We’re not doing anything crazy like our old DVD’s. It’s hard getting a bunch of 30 and a couple 40 year olds to film shit, haha, everyone has their own lives going on. But a new DVD will happen, we’re about half way there right now.

All three of the edits below were filmed on phones.

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