School is already back for most of the students out there but that does not mean that they will stop shooting lovely analogue photos and interesting LomoKino movies!
This is also education, actually! Tips and lessons in Lomography filmmaking — something we would all love to know. And for this student from Germany, she just won’t stop when it comes to learning the analogue way!
So say hello to this week’s LomoKino LomoAmigo, Nadine!
Full Name: Nadine Hess
Lomography Username: nadinadu
Location: Munich, Germany
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
Well, I’m actually still in school! I’m in my second to the last year [of studying] so I still kind of have to decide what I’m going to do for a living. I’m interested in well…. everything, really! I mean I would say I’m really into art. And I know that I am definitely going to concentrate on that as my future, and I have to say I do think Lomography has some kind of impact on that decision.
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
I have been a Lomographer roughly one and a half year ago. I got my first Lomo camera on my 15th birthday and so yeah that’s how I generally got into the Community.
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
The LomoKino is old-school, challenging, fun, inspiring and very very special!
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
To be completely honest, I didn’t at first…personally I thought it was quite hard to use and adapt to. But then, after a lot of trial and a lot of error, I found a charm in it! I love the fact that it’s a challenge… You don’t just shoot and get a great outcome! You really have to think about what you’re doing and plan everything —and that can really be loads of fun! I think the LomoKino is great to work on “projects”! Its not the kind of camera I would use or take with me on an average day, it’s the type where you have a goal and you really work up to it and it takes quite a bit of effort, but if it works…it’s the best thing ever! :D
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
I was actually a LomoKino tester! So I had no clue what it really was and just went ahead to try it…but I am sure that after some point I would purchase one myself! I think it is a really special camera, so either way I would end up with it sooner or later!
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
Just the usual, people staring at you weirdly wondering what on earth you are twisting around there!
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
Johnny Depp. I know it’s a bit sad or lame that I don’t have some amazingly inspiring life changing person that I would like to film, but really for me Johnny Depp is the absolute best. Part of it of course being that I might find him just a teensy bit…well attractive I guess! Hahaha! But I also think he is an amazing actor! He can jump into every role and convinces me every time! He is also a frequent actor in Tim Burton movies, which I absolutely adore, so having him play in one of my movies would be more than amazing!
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
Ooooh…that’s tough! There are so many that I love! I do have a top four though which I really can’t decide between! Can I post them all? I just will because its too hard to chose one and they all deserve some more attention in my opinion!
Out of Depth by sherman86
The Incredible Story of Dr. Lomotnik by arnaudmartin
I think each of these have something really special about them.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
Lately I haven’t been using the LomoKino that much…but you will definitely see something coming from me this summer! I’m a little short on money and been really busy with school, but I’m planning on working on the LomoKino this time.
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
Okaaay…I’m not really one for great advice but, I guess I would say, don’t give up in cases of failure because those are bound to happen at one point! And to get an easy good outcome, I would say film on a super sunny day, get lots of film packed so your movie can be a little longer (if you want that of course!). A tripod would be useful, plan your story line ahead and then just go for it! And don’t forget to experiment and mainly have fun! :D
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!