Discover 5 Experimental Technic to Film and See Life Through a Lens Differently
GoPro or any pocket cameras, phones included, are the ideal tools to push the boundaries and try capturing images in a way that hasn’t been done yet. Cinema remains a young medium and, although often ignored, the experimental field is what helps us find new ways and technics to tell stories and surprise the audience.
Dutch designer Roel Wouters lead a one week workshop asking his students to ‘Build an apparatus that produces videos the world has never seen before.’ The students came back with 5 different technic to use a GoPro, a phone or else to capture images:
The GoPro is put inside a transparent ball half-filled with water, the camera can then roll while filming through the water.
The camera is inserted inside a box and put to record beforehand. As it slides, it records what it can captures through the openings.
3. Mirage 19
The camera is attached to a sort of plane (aka mirage 19) and records aerial views at different speeds. One of my favorite.
My other favorite: a GoPro is hanged on top of a hat and circles around the holder’s head. Probably the technic with the most potential. It is easy to imagine a visual story with this one, the cuts can be easily made to change settings.
This technic reminds me of this experiment: put a GoPro on a drill, and shoot an opposite drill showing images as both drills are on and turning.
Watch the full experiment below:
So, which technic inspires you the most? Any tests you ran on your own and want to share? Let us know below!
Thanks to Daniel Kwan