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Malaysian Community Personality Guide #7: Dick Chua and His LomoKino

With our wide variety of Lomographic cameras, let's check out which one draws the most attention and love from our selected Malaysian community members! This time, Dick Chua – a Film Director from Malaysia – share with us his Lomographic journey with his favorite camera in relation to his personality, along with his awesome production by the LomoKino.

Photo by dickwoei

Name: Dick Chua
Age: 28
Occupation: Film Director
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lomohome: dickwoei

Tell us something about yourself.
I was born in small town called Kota Bharu which has no cinema, but I like films, I like animations so I pursued my dream as a film director and hopefully one day, I could bring my movie back to my hometown and screen it in my cinema. I am a person live without plans, I always thought life is unpredictable and you just gotta live the moment, everything you do, do it with your heart. The payoff might be bad, real bad, or surprisingly good, but who cares, the moment when you about to close your eyes for the last time, you will know they are all beautiful.

How many Lomographic cameras do you have in your collection?
I have more than 10 lomo cameras. The first lomo camera that I owned was Holga, and it is still one of my favorite camera. I love the blurriness that capture by its plastic lens, and the unexpected light leaks!

Since you are a film camera fanatic, which is your favorite among all?
I recently fell in love with lomography’s latest product – LomoKino. The reason is because I always dreamed to have my movie shot in film, but in the real world to shoot movies in film is extremely costly. When I knew that lomography produced a movie camera using 35mm, I was so surprisingly happy and it felt like I could finally fulfill a little part of my dream!

Describe the LomoKino in 5 words.
A filmmaker’s dream come true.

Which of your own Lomographic production taken by LomoKino is your favorite and why?
A shortfilm titled “Please don’t go.”
When lomography invited me to be one of the tester for LomoKino , my first thought was to be make a shortfilm with a little story, pull together some shots with different angles, put in music and see how it will turn out. I didn’t write a script and the idea came up only when started to roll the camera. I shot it with total of 10 negative films, from ISO 100, 400 to 800, all at outdoor with the help of lightmeter to determine the f-stop to use. I also put the camera on a monopod for most of the shots to get more stable picture, some were shot handheld. After done shooting, I processed it in a lab and scanned it using a normal film scanner, cropped it frame by frame and cut them together in an editing software. As a result, I love how it turned out, I love the originality and rawness of it, the leaks, the dust, the scratches are all so real that I knew I couldn’t fake it with digital tools all these years! All these “effects” are so film, and it reminded me a statement made by a lecturer back at my film school – “if you want to have film look, then shoot film”!

Please Don’t Go video shot entirely using the LomoKino!

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 eva_eva

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