Ten Tips for Shooting a Great LomoKino Movie

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I’ve only shot a few times with the LomoKino but I already love the results. I’m just an average Lomographer on my other camera of choice (the LC-A+) but seem to be magically drawn to this crazy beast. He and I are going to be good friends, I know it. I can’t wait to see my next films but in the meantime I have learnt a lot from my first attempts – So here are some tips for you before you try your own!

1. Space – Be free to run with your LomoKino – if it makes you feel like skipping. Do it.

2. Light and sky – The more the better; the LomoKino images are so wide that the world looks super great.

3. Kids – the perfect subject for this lovely piece of kit. Even kids that aren’t with you will be drawn to you and start showing off in front of this camera.

4. Speed – Kids move fast so you will have to wind fast too or they will just pop in and out like they have done (a bit) on this film.

5. Smiles – This camera makes everyone happy so capture all those smiles and they will seem ten times brighter on your LomoKino film.

6. Close – Get close and stay far, the contrast is totally lovely.

7. Breathe – Stop winding for a moment; chill, think and compose your film – otherwise the film will be finished before you’ve found your funk.

8. Fiddle – add, edit, doodle, draw, splice…enjoy the edit!

9. Share – Make sure that all your subjects get to see themselves in your glorious stop motion film.

10. Buy plenty of film – This is addictive 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!

written by lindascott on 2011-11-03 in #lifestyle #lomokino #launch #analogue-lifestyle #lomography-movie-camera #lomography #lomo

4 Comments

  1. beckybecksboo
    beckybecksboo ·

    Love your vids!! Love the doodles!!

    wanna ask you, what do you use to edit your lomokino?

  2. dunderhonning
    dunderhonning ·

    Can I ask you something? Sorry for the bother, but I'm really curious about some things; firstly, how long does one film last? On average, if you wind fast to get motion captured for example? And how are you able to get the movie on your computer? Like you have, since you could post it on vimeo? Sorry for the bother, I'm just curious and I can't seem to find an answer anywhere else. :-)

  3. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @dunderhonning - In answer to your questions - One roll of film will last between 30-50 seconds if you are continuously shooting - but you can make it last longer by using stop motion techniques (shoot a few frames, wait, shoot a few more frames etc.) - Also, check out these articles for info on getting the movie to your computer :-) www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/11/04/how-to-scan-… - www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/11/04/editing-your…

  4. dunderhonning
    dunderhonning ·

    @tomas_bates - Okay, I understand, thank you. :-)

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