Meet Rene or reneg88 who is mostly known for his beautiful Lomographs uploaded in the Community. Viewing his photos is truly a delight but today we feature his movies taken with the glorious movie maker, the LomoKino. Read on and let yourself in for a future analogue surprise!
Full Name: René G. Boscio
Lomography Username: reneg88
Location: Aguadilla/San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
Hi there! I am young, I am kind, I am honest, I am true. I’m the kind of person that would try his hardest to never hurt you. I believe in being productive. I believe in developing your creativity to it’s fullest potential. I believe in letting go and holding on strong. Letting go of trying to control the world, but holding on to your utopia. I believe in love, above all things, regardless of how many times it smashes me to the ground, that’s the one thing I’ll never give up on. I’m currently a student, doing a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. I’m also an independent singer/songwriter. I’m interested in touching lives with my music. I’m interested in lighting up the stage and having the world sing back my songs at me. I’m also interested in doing my Master’s Degree in Film Scoring. I love cinema and the music that lays beneath it. I think it’s great part of the magic of it. So my “professional” goal in life is to be an important Film Composer. :)
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
I’ve been a Lomographer for almost two years now. It all started in February 2010 when I went to Hollywood to visit a girl I was with. I went into an Urban Outfitters store and bought a Lomography Fisheye Rob Ryan’s Special Edition camera without having a clue of what I was getting. I just thought the box and the design were gorgeous and if anything, I could use it as decoration. But once I opened it I started seeing all the little booklets and started shooting some film and instantly fell in love with it! I later came back to my homeland and went online to check out Lomography’s website because it was all over the booklets and I had to find out what it was. And once I started browsing through all the photos, I was forever lost in this wonderful world.
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
Witty. Stylish. Art. Inspiring. Beauty. (If you read them together it makes a full compliment) He-he.
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
I absolutely love it! I’m still getting the hang of it because I like thinking through what I’m going to be shooting and not just waste film away. So I’m still plotting to make the most out of every roll of film that I put into it. But I love how easy it is to shoot, and how amazing the results turn out. It’s magical.
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
To be honest, it came out of a rainbow. Ha-ha. I was in the middle of a Composition Congress that focused mainly in movie music. We had been discussing old cinema so I had been seeing a lot of old black and white examples and crazy things like that. Then one morning while I was getting ready, Lomography launched its new product: the LomoKino. I gasped and immediately pressed the add to cart button and ordered it. I literally placed the order like 20-30 mins. after the product’s launch so I guess you could say it was destiny driven impulse.
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
Well, I love all the attention it brings to me when I’m holding it in my hands. Ha-ha! It’s funny how everyone suddenly becomes interested in what you’re holding in your hands. It’s like walking around with a puppy. Great conversation starter. He-he.
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
I would shoot Marion Cotillard because I’m madly in love with her. She is… perfection with her cute adorable French accent. (*dies) She’s just gorgeous, and classy, and everything I could ever dream of. And I’d just film her, doing anything at all – normal things like walking, looking at the camera, sitting down, thinking, posing, laughing, eating, anything at all really. And then I’d have her record a voice over of a letter she’d write to me telling me how much she loves me. Ha-ha-ha! Okay, maybe I got a little carried away. :)
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
Oh! My favorite LomoKino movie by far is “Ghost on the Beach” by Satomi. That film expanded the possibilities for what I had in mind for LomoKino movie making.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
Well I’ve been writing scripts and I’m working on this series of mini episodes (1:30mins each at the most) with a very adorable title which I can’t quite reveal yet. But I’m waiting on some friends to be able to play the actors and it’ll be great! It’s about… well, just wait and you’ll see. But it’s like a romantic series, a little bit sad, but still pretty. I’m excited to start shooting. I already have one episode ready to shoot. I’m still working on developing the scripts for the other episodes.
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
My advice first and foremost is to get used to the difference in distance between the viewfinder and the actual lens because I find that to be the only tricky thing about it. Sometimes you think you’re getting this beautiful close up, and then it turns out you were chopping half the head off. He-he. So be careful with that. I would also advice for making plans before shooting. Knowing what you’re shooting before hand with the LomoKino can save you loads of film if you’re interested in making movies that make sense and have a story line. If you just wanna wig it and get anything on film then just go for it, too! But other than that I’d just say to have the most fun you can with it. It’s beautiful, it’s exciting, and the results are even better! So definitely get out there and make some kick-ass LomoKino movies! I’m sure you’ll get everyone’s attention with the results!
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? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!