BBC Radio Northampton reporter Rob Adcock is claiming a BBC radio first – filming a short documentary entirely on an iPhone.
His five-part series was the first time a documentary had been shot entirely on an iPhone for BBC local or network radio, he says.
“The shoe industry in Northampton is a massive, massive part of the area – it’s been around for hundreds of years,” he told Ariel.
He filmed the footage on his iPhone and edited it all together using iMovie on his MacBook.
“It wasn’t exactly the quickest job in the world but I really wanted to try it. It took time but once you get used to it and know exactly what you’re looking for, it gets quicker.
“The sound on the phone is not very good so we used an old lapel microphone and a Marantz sound recorder. It was quite technical and laborious but we’re quite happy with the results.”
He says keeping videos short as the longer they are, the longer they take to upload to social media – and you can see the results on Facebook.
“You can’t do everything on an iPhone but I can’t see why not in the future.”