The LomoKino makes all the wonderful possibilities of 35mm film photography available to the world of movie making. Cross-processed comedy? Redscale romance? Black & White drama? Sure you can! Whether you choose to create experimental stop motion or fantastic montage movies, it’s possible with a LomoKino. We have prepared a step-by-step guide to get you started.
Loading the Film
- Open the LomoKino cover by pressing both of the door lock buttons (on either side of the camera) at the same time.
- Pull out the film tongue a little and slide it around the upper roller, then pull it back over towards the taking spool.
- Pull up the rewinding lever a bit and place the film roll into the film chamber.
- Drop the rewinding lever back into place.
- Insert the film tongue into the taking spool slit and turn the advancing crank forward to ensure that the film spool is firmly on the taking spool.
- When you are sure that the film is firmly attached to the taking spool, reattach the camera’s cover.
Focusing the LomoKino
- Setting the focus on the LomoKino is a breeze because if you are over 1m away from your movie subject you don’t have to do a thing!
- If you are between 1m and 0.6m, then you can focus by holding the close-up button on the front of the LomoKino as you shoot.
Setting the Aperture
- The LomoKino has continuous aperture settings between f/5.6 and f/11 – This means that you can smoothly adjust the aperture at any time as you shoot.
- A larger aperture (f/5.6) means that more light will enter the camera, and a smaller aperture (f/11) means less light will enter the camera – So use a larger aperture if you want your movie brighter, and vice versa.
Shooting with the LomoKino
- To shoot with your LomoKino, just lock the advancing crank in position and turn it forward at your desired speed – Your LomoKino will shoot at approximately 1/100 shutter speed.
- If you turn the advancing crank at full speed, you can reach 3-5 frames per second when filming. When you are shooting, you should be able to see the rewinding wheel turning.
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!