Back to basics with Lomography's newest motion movie maker: LomoKino Super 35
Last Thursday Lomography unveiled the newest—and most exciting—addition to their ever-growing analogue family of cameras: the LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker. It’s a motion camera able to take about 50–60 seconds of footage, or 144 frames on a 36 exposure role of 35mm film. Just load the film in the "magic box," crank the handle and you have all the capabilities for a no-frills, no special effects, silent movie creation. The camera comes equipped with a 25mm lens and a continuous aperture of 5.6.
Lomo specializes in low-tech cameras (light leaks and all) that inspire creativity. By going back to the basics and creating cameras without the gadgets and trinkets that are industry standard or even amateur standard, they urge you to use your creativity and create something unique; there are no rules when it comes to our favorite plastic cameras.
To view your movie you will need the Lomokinoscope, the companion to the LomoKino that allows you to hand crank the movie. (Make sure that when you process the film, you remember to ask the lab to keep the negatives uncut.) You can also scan the negatives and put the movie together with editing software. For tips and technique on the production process Lomo set up a handy site that explains it all.
Available now the LomoKino ($80) and the LomoKino + Lomokinoscope bundle ($100) are the perfect opportunity to see first hand how movie making began while letting your inner director run wild.
See more examples of LomoKino movies in the Screening Room.