The multiple-exposure technique is great to use on LomoKino movies, too! Have a look at kylewis's LomoKino movie and be inspired to try this trick on your next analogue blockbuster.
What was your main inspiration for creating Multi-layered Mayow, Moments in the Park?
My main inspiration came from the way people around me were walking and jogging and the children were scooting down zip wires. They all had different rhythms a different way to tune in to what the park could give people. I wanted to include all those elements and thought that rather than making a long film focussing on each individual aspect of that rhythm then I would capture them all at the same time and hope they would naturally sit with each other. I wanted visual layers rather than thematic layers in this, I would like to see how far I could push it, how many discernible layers I could get away with before it becomes too much for the eye.
How did you apply the multiple-exposure technique into the movie?
Making a multi-exposed film was no different to what we do as Lomographers and make multi exposures with any film. The first layer had aspects of walking and zipping on the wire. The film was then wound back to the beginning and shot over again with more ‘zipping’ but also with shadows of myself walking and jogging. At some points I didn’t wait until the end and rewound over the same few frames to give it more ‘bounce’!
Finding the mad music was perfect for this it just had the right bounce to it and it was free!
Can you share some tips for Lomographers who wish to add effects to their LomoKino movies?
I never ‘add’ effects to my films they are always made within the camera as are all my effects. It takes a bit more thought but I would prefer to risk all and experiment than work on the films/frames afterwards at least in this instance. If you are going to multi-expose a film consider the light conditions, the film you have loaded must not get over exposed if you plan to put it through the camera more than once or twice. Use the slide on the front of the Lomokino to stop down to f11 if sunny or shoot in more subdued conditions. I tend to use 100 or 200 ASA if I know I’ll be putting it through more than once.
Any interesting or funny random moments that occurred while shooting?
Whilst shooting, I got the same comments as usual when people see you pointing such a camera in their direction, “what’s that”, “are you filming me?” but thankfully nothing much happened funny or otherwise. In South London you can’t always be too sure what may happen. Most of the time it’s curiosity and people ask what you are going to do with it but that’s fine I’m happy to talk about it.
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