Learning with Lomography: IEFC Students and the LomoKino - Abril Coudougnan

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 and ActionSampler Clear cameras. In this article we meet Abril Coudougnan. Let's take a look at her wonderful project!

Answers (One or Two) by Abril Coudougnan

Hi! Welcome to our Online Magazine! Could you introduce yourself to the readers of our Online Magazine?

My name is Abril Coudougnan, I was born in June 1999, and raised in a small village next to the city of Perpignan, south of France. I moved to Barcelona five years ago to pursue my graphic design career, it’s in 2019 I started to studying at IEFC (Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya).

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

I believe since I was a child and was able to hold a camera in my hands! My parents both enjoyed and worked in the photography field, and so naturally they passed it on to their children.

Still from the video

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

I was so happy! It’s cool that the university gives us students the opportunity to experiment with analogue cameras and try something new! I just love all the processes that this film involved!

For this video, you used our Lomokino and ActionSampler Clear cameras. What features did you appreciate the most?

I loved the fact that the Lomokino has a crank handle. It’s so fun to use an analogue camera like this one! The ActionSampler Clear is also a great camera. I love the four frames in one and the movement you can produce.

How did you choose the soundtrack of your video?

I created the video with the idea of a video clip for my dear musician friend Patunshik. You can find her music on SoundCloud! So when I would go out shooting, I would put her music in my headphones and walk around as I took pictures and filmed. And in the final, we agreed on "Answers (One or Two)".

Still from the video

Tell us about the concept behind this beautiful video.

As mentioned, the idea was to create a music video for my friend Patunshik. So, for two months I believe, I took both cameras with me everywhere I went and filmed in the south of France, Barcelona, and Andorra. The images resulted in this really dreamy aspect that I was looking for. I wanted for the video to feel and look like a strange dream where you are walking around, maybe remembering some memories of a past life.

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?

It’s so cool to be able to shoot a video in analogue! Since I began photography I always loved the analogue process. It’s amazing to be able to do it all by your hands from A to Z. I already have some ideas to shoot again with the Lomokino!

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

written by melissaperitore on 2024-05-10 #gear #videos #spain #actionsampler-clear #lomokino #iefc #lomography-at-art-school #learning-with-lomography

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