Filmmakers are using AR and Apple’s ARKit to create extravagant short films

Julia Alexander for Polygon:

Duncan Walker, an independent game developer based in London, England, used Apple’s ARKit and Unity 3D to make a short film in his iPhone 7. The film took a weekend to create and edit — something that would have taken weeks, if not longer, to do prior. The visual effect of the soldiers marching through the town are 3D rendered and, most importantly, done entirely on his phone. Moving the iPhone around his neighborhood and using the scenery involved, Walker is able to add virtual effects to the real world setting and produce a short narrative film.

Some of the videos they share are pretty rough, but the potential of AR filmmaking is exciting. It can only get better.