Is Film Dead? No, Film Is the New Cool.
It seems that Film is walking into the Vinyl footsteps at an exponential speed.
While the Industry is going through a digital revolution leaving everybody wondering what of the old model will still be here in five years from now and the last motion picture camera has been manufactured for good and for all, Lomography is going back to the analog experience with the LomoKino release, a Super 35mm camera for $79 (without the roll) that let you shoot a movie of 144 frames, aka a super-mini-movie.
Here is the Lomography statement about their new camera:
It’s here to bring the unpredictable, unique and original qualities of analogue photography that we love back into moviemaking. It’s here to offer you something truly beautiful and authentic – An analogue movie camera that opens up a whole new direction of experimentation and a world of creative possibilities.
The LomoKino encourages you to fully embrace the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography. Simple to use, the camera is perfect for analogue experimentation; so don’t think, tear up the script and shoot from the hip because it’s time to make some fantastic movies in true Lomographic style!
After over 100 years of movie making, million-dollars-special-effects, big scale film studios and endless Hollywood drama, the LomoKino gives you the chance to return to the roots of movie-making and witness the very first steps of moving Lomography. Become a director yourself and capture Lomographic movies on any kind of 35mm film: no sound, no special effects, no post production – Just simple Lomography in motion.
Making film cool is probably the best thing that could happen to us and I hope Lomography will succeed. Of course you won’t shoot your feature with it (although I wouldn’t even be surprised if someone did) but it is a great opportunity to re-appreciate or discover the beauty of filming on film and to go back to an analog experience for a reasonable price.
Here are the specs of the camera:
You can find more about the LomoKino here.