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How-to tips picked up on the set of Lee Chung Hyun’s new film Heart Attack.

A top-down shot of a woman laying out small plastic body parts on a desk surrounded by books. A top-down shot of a woman laying out small plastic body parts on a desk surrounded by books.

Coming up with a short film idea can be daunting enough before you add in equipment like stabilizers, high-tech cameras and complicated lighting. If you find yourself long on vision but short on means, keep reading to see how Korean director Lee Chung Hyun brought a mind-bending story of tragedy, love and time travel to life—with nothing more than a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and items he had on hand.*

A behind-the-scenes shot of the Heart Attack film set. A production assistant holds a clapboard while the crew waits for a shot to finish. A behind-the-scenes shot of the Heart Attack film set. A production assistant holds a clapboard while the crew waits for a shot to finish.

This is a great moment for content creators.

With the amount of filmmaking technology baked into Galaxy devices these days, there’s never been a better time to launch an idea for the screen. Like so much else in the digital revolution, the tools of creating a visual story have been massively democratized. More can be accomplished today with a simple mobile device than professional filmmakers with entire studios behind them could do generations ago, and the freedom gained by not being weighed down by expensive cameras and elaborate tech translates to new, fresh takes on films.

Director Lee Chung Hyun sits in a chair against a grey background while being interviewed. Director Lee Chung Hyun sits in a chair against a grey background while being interviewed.

The visionary

Thirty-year-old director Lee Chung Hyun is already making a name for himself in Korea. He received acclaim in 2015 for his short film Bargain, and his next film, Call, is set to debut in 2020. Lee partnered with Yong Film—the production company behind Believer and Park Chan Wook’s The Handmaiden—for this next project. Offered a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and an invitation to make whatever short film he wanted, Lee jumped at the chance to show what’s possible when Galaxy technology is put in the hands of great storytellers—and the results are amazing.

Heart Attack Exclusive Trailer

A still from the trailer for Lee Chung Hyun's short film Heart Attack. A woman sits on the floor against a wall, surrounded by books and writing in a notepad. A still from the trailer for Lee Chung Hyun's short film Heart Attack. A woman sits on the floor against a wall, surrounded by books and writing in a notepad.

“Anyone with a story to tell already has the equipment in their hand.”

—Lee Chung Hyun

The promotional poster for director Lee Chung Hyun's Heart Attack. An upside down longboard with stickers on it lays next to a basketball on a court. The words HEART ATTACK are scrawled across the image, and the release date, November 1, is at the bottom. The promotional poster for director Lee Chung Hyun's Heart Attack. An upside down longboard with stickers on it lays next to a basketball on a court. The words HEART ATTACK are scrawled across the image, and the release date, November 1, is at the bottom.
The back of a grey Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, showing the multi-camera system. The back of a grey Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, showing the multi-camera system.
Super Steady
None of Lee’s shot tricks could have been pulled off without the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s Super Steady.**

The vision

His movie, Heart Attack, tells the story of a young woman who keeps sending herself back in time, hoping to save her love from a rogue heart attack. The visually striking piece asks us to reconsider how we view the past and present, and brilliantly draws the viewer in with authentic ambience, mise-en-scène and captivating color.

Catch the trailer above and keep scrolling for three quick tips from the film crew to help you shoot your own short film.

Filmmaking Tips Using Everyday Items

Ready to shoot your own short film? The camera tricks below require nothing more than a Galaxy device and some simple items you might have at the ready—no pro equipment required. Find out how you can create similar cinematic sleights of hand on your own.

This is a thumbnail for the first how-to video. It shows a mobile remote controlled unit carrying a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G as it follows an actor on a longboard through an empty pool. Three crew members stand nearby.
This is a thumbnail for the second how-to video. It shows a crew member filming an actor dribbling a basketball on a basketball court.
This is a thumbnail for the third how-to video. It shows one crew member pushing a cameraman as he sits in a rolling office chair filming the actor with a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G as she longboards through an empty pool.
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Go behind the scenes with Lee Chung Hyun

We are looking over the shoulder of the cameraman as he lines up a shot of the lead actress in the film. Other crew members look on. We are looking over the shoulder of the cameraman as he lines up a shot of the lead actress in the film. Other crew members look on.

Ready to bring life to your own vision?

Watch Lee Chung Hyun’s Heart Attack on the Samsung YouTube channel starting November 1, then get these filmmaking essentials and start bringing your ideas to life.

*Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.

**Super Steady video is limited to 1080p resolution at 30fps.

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