Fish Kisses in Lomokinomotion
Fish Kisses are when two people suck in their cheeks and kiss. Fish kisses started out as a how-not-to-do a fisheye on the Lomokino, and turned into a new sub genre of Lomofilms, Lomokinomotion. This film was a test for a few things most importantly animating titles over Lomokino footage for my upcoming film Jungle Girl. I figured that I could just paint each frame in Photoshop instead of rendering an animated title sequence in AE. I thought this way would match better with the frame rate of the Lomokino. I used layers upon layers, duplicating, deleting, and creating new ones. This process took quite a long time, as I individually painted and animated each of the 150+ frames in Photoshop. All in all I’m pretty happy with it. To obtain the footage I used silly putty and grip tape to attach a Diana fisheye lens. I set the focus to infinity, but not surprisingly it was out of focus. I was trying to shoot some surfers and the surf at S-Turns Beach Park. Instead of scrapping the footage I decided to use it for some other tests, mainly the title sequence. If you notice in the opening sequence, the fisheye pans from left to right. This is an effect I obtained by cropping the frames to 2.35:1, and offsetting each frame slightly back and forth. I also used this roll to test the start frame. While editing My Favorite Holiday Used to Be the 4th of July, I noticed that none of my slating came out in the beginning of any of my rolls. To figure the shots out, I used my notes and backtracked from the slates in the middle of the rolls. So for this roll, I fired at a target 10 times to measure how many frames were “lost”. There were 3 ½ frames of the target visible meaning that 6 ½ frames were lost. The first usable frame is 8. If you are slating or want to get those initial frames, keep in mind your 8th frame will be the first one to come out. I noticed some Newton rings on my first strip after I scanned it. I decided to keep them to see how it looked instead of re-scanning as I’d normally do. I think it looks kinda cool. I hope you enjoy Fish Kisses. There’s a lot going on, so it’s meant to be watched several times if desired. Look out for some more animated titles for my upcoming film Jungle Girl, being shot all on location in Maui, Hawaii on the Lomography Lomokino. To keep updated on all Jungle Girl happenings, please check out our official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JungleGirlMovie . Fish Kisses A Film By David Kupferberg Music By Ergo PhizmizFilmed by davekupferberg. These tags describe this LomoKino movie: lomokinomotion, lomokino, fisheye, lomography, test, fish, film, experimental, tipster, hawaii, animation, and maui.
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