'Modern Family's' Apple-Centric Episode Lives Up To The Hype“Modern Family" recorded last week's episode almost entirely on iPhone and iPad cameras. The whole thing took place on Claire Dunphy's MacBook while she waited for her plane to board at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Despite a lot of skepticism when the show's producers first announced plans for the episode, critics praised it as "incredibly clever." and “one of the most brilliant episodes” of the show.
■Class discussion: What do you think of using cellphones and tablet computers to shoot a television show? Does the widespread availability of this technology open opportunities for young movie-makers to experiment and learn? Can you find examples of clever videos created with cellphones? Have you ever tried telling a story with a video? What is more important - creativity and talent or the technology used? Why?