With the launch of the LomoKino, our new analogue movie camera, we decided to delve into the film archives to find some of the earliest examples of stop motion cinema- Produced over 100 years ago, it’s amazing how well these short films have stood the test of time – We are so excited to see what stop motion movies you can produce with the LomoKino in the 21st century!
When the movie camera was first invented, pioneering directors experimented withal kinds of techniques – Whilst movie-making methods such as stop motion are familiar to us all nowadays, these inventive early directors were doing something completely new and playing with a technique which had never been done before! Take a look at a few of these early film examples and be inspired to produce your own LomoKino movies in the same style!
El hotel electrico (1905)
Elements of stop motion are used throughout this movie from the Spanish Director Segundo de Chomon:
La maison ensorcelée (1907-8)
Another movie by Segundo de Chomon, skip in to 2:24 if you want to see an amazing stop motion scene!
The Automatic Moving Company (1909-10)
No people appear in this movie by Émile Cohl – It’s basically entirely dedicated to the world of stop motion – Ingenious stuff!
Bringing analogue back to the movies with a bang in the 21st century, the LomoKino is a Lomography movie camera that shoots spectacular, creative movies on all kinds of 35mm film. Head to the Microsite, watch some Movies and begin your analogue movie-making journey today!
In this article I’m going to review the LomoKino's key features, show you how to load the film, and share some tips on shooting and editing a movie. I will also show you a short stop motion movie that I made with this camera.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!
The first moon landing in 1969 is just one of the many events that we celebrate every July, and so to commemorate this historic occasion as well as to kickstart the month, we have this stop-motion film by mok!
Cap off the year with a movie marathon! We have the perfect selection of short flicks shot using the LomoKino for your amusement. So grab your buttered popcorn and prepare for a nostalgic trip through different places and different seasons with our most popular LomoKino movies of 2014.
Paul White is a South East London-based hip-hop producer with tons of energy and a penchant for film photography. He recently released his fifth album on the mighty R&S label. We decided to arm him with a Sprocket Rocket to shoot his adventures with. Read the full interview and see his images here.
A year ago we started a series highlighting the very best LomoKino movies. We asked you to share your LomoKino masterpieces for a chance to be included in our monthly compilation, and you happily obliged. Now we're proud to present the Best of the LomoKino for the past year - enjoy!
With the 68th Cannes Film Festival kicking off today we thought we'd hold our very own film screening right here featuring, in no particular order, some of the best, well-crafted LomoKino videos by our fellow lomographers in the community. From documentary-like shorts to horror, comedy, romance, action, the surreal, and everything in between, we've got you covered. Bring out the popcorn!
My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.
Hungry Eye is a quarterly film and photography magazine that covers everything from black-and-white analogue stills and eye-popping music videos, to short films made on a shoestring budget and full-length movies shot with the latest technology. Hungry Eye is offering a year's subscription to the magazine plus the Hungry Eye Guide to Music book which hasn't been released yet. Oh, and we're throwing in a LomoKino too! Grab your chance to win here.
How We Used to Live is a beautiful film by Paul Kelly using archive footage of London from the 1950's right up to the 1980's. It's a fascinating analogue film with a great soundtrack from St Etienne. Read on for more information.
Last October I toured southern California with musician Patrick Park, a LomoKino and a plethora of film. I'd intended to capture the scenic terrain and abstract beauty of the land, but fell short on my first attempt to control the Lomokino.