Michel Gondry’s Détour and His Six iPhone Tutorials

Détour is a new film by Michel Gondry that was shot entirely on the iPhone 7 Plus. The short follows the adventures of a small tricycle as it sets off along the French roads in search of its young owner and is accompanied by six iPhone tutorials that give us shooting tips.

Michel Gondry’s Détour and iPhone Tutorials


Michel Gondry's Détour and iPhone Tutorials

The 11 minute short by the French director, known for his unique music videos and such films as Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, was funded by Apple and shot entirely on the iPhone 7 Plus. It tells the charming tale of a rogue tricycle in the director’s inventive visual style.


Original soundtrack: Étienne Charry

The Gondry iPhone Tutorial Videos

In addition to the short, Apple has also shared six additional tutorial videos that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Détour, while also offering iPhone users some basic tips on things such as slow-motion video, night shooting, time-lapse, and more.

A Cinematic Touch:

Time-lapse mode:

Perspective Tricks:

Slo-Mo:

Stop Motion:

Night Scenes:

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