Roughly seven months ago I watched Spike Lee‘s “New York New York” valentine video. Spunk and spirit, inspired by Covid hardships, “we’ll get through this together,” etc. Today the New York Film Critics Circle gave Lee a special award for it.

It’s decent enough piece but who was the camera operator? Because some of the shots aren’t exactly on the level of John Ford or Sergei Eisenstein. And may I ask what it was shot with? An iPhone, I’m presuming, but the footage looks a bit muddy. Maybe that was the intention, but for the most part iPhone video footage looks cleaner than this.