A crucial inconsequential moment. The only one I've posted all week. It's been a H.A.R.D. week.
Lumiere Rules is a game I've been wanting to play for a few weeks, inspired by Andreas.
I put down my Nokia for the first time in months and picked up my old Kodak DX7440 (which, totally coincidentally and appropriately) Andreas recommended to me before I even started Fatgirlinohio, when I was looking for a camera and was admiring the colours on his photos and videos on his blog. I love that camera. I needed it for this because it has a flat bottom, unlike my Nokia.
From Andreas's blog, Solitude.dk:
"The rules are as follows:
- 60 seconds max.
- Fixed camera
- No audio
- No zoom
- No edit
- No effects
They mimic the conditions under which the Lumiere brothers made their movies in the late 1800s.
"Aske Dam, a good friend, told me about these rules last summer when we were attached to the same research project. They mimic the conditions under which the Lumiere brothers made their movies in the late 1800s. All transfer seamlessly to web-video and videoblogs except the last one. On the web we are used to compress our videos because the raw files from our cameras are too big to be practical. But is the compression not an added effect? You can certainly tweak the compression settings to provide results that differ tremendously from the raw camera files.
If you make any videos that abide by the Lumiere Rules tag them lumierevideo."
More info and Andreas's videos at: http://www.solitude.dk/archives/20070522-2202/