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Creative director David Douglas and his LomoKino Adventure

The LomoKino is the perfect tool to create the most amazing experimental video clips. That is exactly why Lomographer David Douglas chose this analog 35mm movie maker to shoot the brand new video clip for Dutch singer/songwriter Blaudzun.

David Douglas is shooting analogue since he was twelve years old. “Photography with film is magical and romantic.” he said. Because of his passion for analogue photography, he has been following Lomography throughout the years. When he heard about the LomoKino for the very first time, he immediately wanted that camera. One phone call to the Lomography Gallery Store Amsterdam and later at the LomoKino launch party, just a few hours later, he was the proud owner of his own LomoKino. Two months later, he was ready for his biggest analogue adventure ever – to shoot the brand new video of “Solar” by Dutch singer/song writer Blaudzun.

Douglas already shot two clips for Blaudzun: Blindspot and Quiet German Girls. When he heard the track “Solar” for the first time, he instantly felt that this video had to be analogue. The track and sound fit just perfectly to the LomoKino. Also Johannes Sigmond – mr Blaudzun himself – agreed.

“When David came with this idea for the video “Solar”, I instantly agreed we had to do it that way. During the late ‘90s I was playing around with a lomo camera myself as well, so when David told me that not many song videos have been made with this new LomoKino camera, we both we’re convinced – we had to shoot “Solar” with it. The beauty of the this analogue way of shooting is the fact that magic and failure are two things very close to each other. And therefore hard to distinguish." Johannes Sigmond – mr Blaudzun himself -

Douglas shot the majority of the video with x-pro films. “I truly love the high saturation of x-pro films”. The selecting, scanning, cropping and editing of all these frames obviously takes ages if you compare it to digital movie making. But Douglas didn’t care about that. “These days everything goes so incredibly quickly. With digital photography you can instantly check what you just shot. This is exactly the opposite and especially right now that feels very good. It is a pleasure to turn on some good music, get a glass of wine and go scanning an entire evening. Those nights are priceless”.

Curious about David’s results? Check out the video for “Solar” above, or drop by the Lomography Gallery Store Amsterdam on Thursday, July 19th to watch the video on a big screen and enjoy a unique and analogue performance by Blaudzun himself! David will be there as well so you can ask him any LomoKino related questions that might inspire you!

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?

written by marije and translated by mrmaart

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