Learning with Lomography: IEFC Students and the LomoKino - Mireia Sanchez Chacon

From Bologna to Bandung, London to Shanghai and Hong Kong – we have collaborated with universities and schools all over the world to give creative students the chance to enjoy their own Lomographic experiences. Through this series we see how the students brought their artistic visions to life with the help of a range of Lomography tools.

Today we’re in Barcelona for a very special collaboration between IEFC and Lomography. The participants were invited to develop a short movie using our LomoKino, films and the DigitaLIZA Max scanning kit. In this article we meet Mireia Sanchez Chacon. Let's take a look at her wonderful project!

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Hi and welcome to our Online Magazine! Could you introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Mireia Sánchez, (on my photography social media 0333klick ), and I’m from Barcelona, Spain.

Tell us about your photographic background. When did you start your journey into the world of photography?

Since I was a child I’ve always been involved in artistic activities, and I’ve felt especially attracted to audiovisuals, but due to lack of resources I hadn’t given it a chance. Two years ago I decided to drop out the linguistic degree I was doing, to really pursue something artistic, which I feel is what I am most passionate about. Last year, when I started studying photography, I bought my first camera and I can’t stop shooting since then.

What course are you attending at IEFC?

Right now, I'm in the second year of the Graduate Degree in Photography at IEFC.

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When the institute informed you about this special experimental cinema project on film, how was your reaction?

Well, as I mentioned before, I’m really attracted to audiovisuals and at first I wanted to dedicate myself exclusively to video. The path led me to photography, which I love of course, but when I was told about this experimental project, I did not hesitate to participate. Besides, I love the magic of analogue, almost all my work is done on film. I fancied the idea of trying a different analogue camera that would provide me with new resources and visions.

How did you choose the soundtrack of your video?

I knew that music would give dynamism to the video, but I needed something concrete. One day when I was editing the video, my partner, who makes music, sent me a beat he was working on. I liked it so much that we decided to collaborate. In the end, I had to cut and adapt the beat a bit to the video in the editing process so that sounds would accentuate specific frames.

We are currently living in an undeniable digital era. How satisfying was it for you to shoot a short movie on film? Would you do it again?

Of course, shooting in digital has its advantages, especially in post-production in my opinion. But, as I said, for me analogue gives you something that digital doesn't. I would definitely use it again. In fact, I already bought the Lomokino to continue investigating and experimenting with it.

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Please tell us about the concept behind this video.

Actually I didn’t have a concrete idea of what I wanted to do. The only thing I was sure about was that I wanted to shoot in the woods with a friend and my partner, where they could have run from themselves and feel free doing whatever they want, almost like entering a new reality, a safe space for them where they could express themselves freely.

Do you have any interesting projects or collaborations planned related to analogue photography?

For sure. In general, all my projects are in that area. Specifically, I’d like to use the Lomokino for something more organized, for example related to fashion. I've already started talking about a collaboration for a concept video that will combine this video technique with other ones.

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. You have opened a new world for me and here you have a new Lomography fan!

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Thank you to Mireia for sharing your work with us! You can find out more about IEFC on their Instagram profile and website.

written by melissaperitore on 2024-03-24 #gear #videos #spain #lomokino #iefc #digitaliza-max #lomography-at-art-school #learning-with-lomography #scanned-with-lomography

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