Adam Fletcher (aka sherman86) is one of the finalists for the BIG LomoKino rumble. His entry, "Out of Depth" tells the story of a lone detective who aims to solve the murder of his estranged wife. Read on to find out his inspiration behind the movie, and take note of his LomoKino tips!
Name: Adam Fletcher
What inspired you to create this movie, Out of Depth?
I guess the LomoKino inspired me first and foremost, I almost fell off my chair when I saw the video for it’s release! Independent 35mm filmmaking was reality!
With that in mind, I knew I wanted to make a film that looked like and felt like it was from a by-gone age. I have always loved detective stories and although the Lomokino is a new product, to me it felt like it was straight out of classical Hollywood cinema and I wanted to replicate that with my film. It had sat in my room for a month or two (I was almost scared to use it!) then I saw the BIG Lomokino Rumble and got to work.
If you win the prize money, what would be the concept for your next LomoKino movie?
If I win the prize money the concept will be the same, DCI Verne has murder to solve! I am toying with the idea of maybe shooting dialogue scenes with my Bolex on 16mm, however the story comes first so we’ll see. I saw a film at the Lomokino Premiere in Madrid that had mixed formats along side the Lomokino and it worked very well.
What do you like best about the LomoKino?
What I like best about the Lomokino is how organic it is to use, a lot of care has gone into designing it and it shows when you shoot with it. Another thing I absolutely love is the aspect ratio!
Share some tips for new LomoKino users!
For all the new Lomokino users I would say just have fun with it! It’s such a great tool. On a more technical note, if you are going to shoot something more significant with it then I would suggest using a tripod and getting hold of a DSLR.
When I shot ‘Out of Depth’ I took mine with me and set the ISO to same as my film speed and used the same F stop, so I could gauge what my developed film would look like and adjust accordingly. If your spending a lot of money on stock and development it is well worth it. The two weeks mine spent in the lab was so nail biting, I got them back on my birthday and it was the best feeling ever when I unraveled the developed rolls! I then actually fell off my chair when I watched the videos back!
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!