So you have a LomoKino and a roll of 35mm film. Imagine all the possibilities – now you can create Lomographic movies! You can be the next Tarantino! Hitchcock! Lynch! … Uh ok, before you get carried away, maybe you’d like to check out these tips?
It used to be that in order to make a Lomographic movie, you need to squeeze everything into four frames (Actionsampler , Supersampler) or eight frames ( Oktomat). But now with the LomoKino you are given a little more than a hundred pictures to play around with!
As with other Lomographic cameras, you can choose to follow or screw the rules, so consider these tips as a friendly guide to get you started:
First, a concept! – While it’s tempting to just load a movie and shoot everything you see around you, remember that you have the power to tell a story in 144 frames, so why not use it wisely? Start with the 5 W: Who, What, When, where and why – or not. If you want to send a message to your viewers or you just want to go all artsy, everything starts with an idea.
Create a storyboard. – This reduces the risk of getting into fights when the film ends differently than you originally planned. The story board will help you and your team perform the scenes the way you want, saving time and effort. But since this is a Lomographic experiment, expect surprises. Try not to worry if things do not go as expected ;)
… Or write a script. – If you are not much of a control freak, you can just jot down a script and go with your instinct when it comes to film. This ensures more unpredictable results!
Get your friends on it! – Friends will come in handy when 1) you’re running out of ideas, 2) you need extra actors, 3) you need someone to get you coffee.
Take inspiration from her favorite books, movies or TV ads. – Re-create your favorite scene, make a shorter version, or shoot a different ending.
Try, try, try. – Stock up on a lot of rolls of 35mm and practice until you get the hang of it. Experiment with different types of film! Shoot a love story in black and white, a funny skit in redscale, a horror film in cross-processed slide. You call the shots!
Any tips you’d like to share with us? Leave a comment below!
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!