"The movie strings along like a nostalgic memory trance," she thought upon watching her LomoKino movie. A deep meaning it may be but it is definitely appropriate with the amazing and inexplicable results our glorious analogue movie maker brings.
That feeling you couldn’t exactly put into words — like seeing your first-born except that this one is in film. And that emotion was felt and witnessed by this week’s LomoKino LomoAmigo, Cass Cameron. Read more on her interview and feel the magical nostalgia she features in her movies!
Full Name: Cass Cameron
Lomography Username: wedreamalone
Location: Toronto, Canada
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
My name is Cass, I am a photo student at OCAD. I am interested in nature, animals, film, documenting, animal rescue, stories (real or imagined), psychology, random advice from strangers, daydreaming while traveling, and good company.
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
My love affair with toy cameras began sometime in 2009. I was ordering online when I came across the Community, the Competitions, and articles.
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
Perfect for a sunshiny day.
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
I really like it. If the Lomokino could talk it would say, “no pressure!” I never feel like I am wasting film. I’m always exploring the possibilities. After scanning and editing, the movie strings along like a nostalgic memory trance.
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
I have been interested in making analogue films, but without the means, or knowledge on how to do so. I was prowling the Lomography site one day and saw the new LomoKino. It seemed uncomplicated (too many buttons freaks me out), and I had a stock of unused 35mm film, so I immediately ordered it, knowing my chance with analogue shorts had finally arrived!
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
I can’t say that I’ve had any funny or strange encounters … yet.
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
Oh, that’s tough. It’s a tie between Jesus and Frida Kahlo. Jesus needs no explanation, and Frida because I have been totally fascinated with her ever since I went to Mexico. She is so talented, brilliant, sad, and colourful. I am also in favor of a dreamy and surreal shoot with Jim Morrison, and one of George Harrison playing the sitar to a group of happy elephants.
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
I haven’t watched many LomoKino movies, so I am not really familiar with any. I did watch a stop motion one of a dreaming couple on a beach that I thought was really sweet.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
I am travelling to Peru in a few weeks, so I am defintely going to bring my LomoKino along. I’m hoping to document bits and pieces of Peru, the people, wild dogs, roaming alpacas, the sacred places, and Macchu Picchu. So a short Peruvian film is in my future. Wow, a full-length film. That would be very interesting and might involve a mountainous pile of film!
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
Hmm… It sounds really simple, but to just go with the flow and have as little expectations as possible. In my second film, I compiled different shoots and developed a general concept along the way. Shoot what you like and are curious about and definitely keep it original. I think adding original music really helps to set the mood and direction of the film. And of course, have fun. Shoot with your eyes closed, twirling around, while walking down the street, with the hiccups… no rules creates wonderful results. Also shoot with friends and by yourself.
Do you feel like you have anything to share with your LomoKino movies? Then head on and drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You might just be our next Community LomoKino LomoAmigo!
Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!