Monday, 16 January 2012
It's half way through January and today was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday! well I survived and in fact thought it was rather beautiful with a crisp winter blue sky and lots to do. I have been busily absorbed scanning, what seems like millions of frames of the Lomography Lomokino 35mm Film camera, I have taken about ten films so far and processed, using various methods just three. It takes an age to do one film but I am not complaining it is so much fun to see the final film. I have not used iMovie much before now and so the learning curve has been steep. I have plans for many more films, themes that are not particularly apparent in any of these early tests. At the moment it would be fair to say that I'm still getting to grips with its little inconsistencies and temperamental nature.I'm not sure if other people find that their Kino misfires which is extrremely annoying and makes playing it back manually through the Kinoscope pointless as the frames slip and all you ever see is the interframe spacing. Anyway I have an idea for a longer film something that has been part of a still project. Many years ago in my former life as an illustrator and printmaker I illustrated a book, an old tale of a journey, it is this that I shall revisit but in film and photographic form. Pinholes and hand cranked film!