Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Digital video Holga...


Apropos the "digital Holga", it occurs to me that we have something like it for video now, in the iPod Nano. A creative medium hardly gets smaller or simpler than that. (For all it's base on highly complex technology.)
I'm watching a small film called Haru - The Island of the Solitary. (Recommended me by TTL.) (So rare that it's not even in IMDb.com! I've never seen that before.) It was filmed all in super-8, and the quality is not much better than you'd get from an iPod Nano, I'll bet. The speech/text was written by Tove Jansson, the author of the Moomins, and filmed by her girlfriend Tuulikki Pietilä.
There's a special charm about the really basic.

Update:
emptyspaces points to this. I like the sample art video more than I'd have expected.

TTL expands:
Thanks for mentioning the Haru film. It's a powerful piece of footage. I'm not exactly sure what gives it its impact. But analyzing it feels somehow sacrilegious.

BTW, I did find it in IMDb, under its original Finnish title Haru, yksinäisten saari. Someone also posted a nice review there (in English).

(The DVD I have have two options: Finnish audio, or Swedish with English subtitles.)

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Wednesday, October 07, 2009   5 comments links to this post

5 Comments:

At 8 Oct 2009 00:19:00, Blogger emptyspaces said...

Here's the digital video Holga: http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2009/05/13/superheadz-introduces-its-first-digicam-the-digital-harinezumi/

But I admit, the nano with video is super cool.

 
At 8 Oct 2009 02:10:00, Blogger ttl said...

Thanks for mentioning the Haru film. It's a powerful piece of footage. I'm not exactly sure what gives it its impact. But analyzing it feels somehow sacrilegious.

BTW, I did find it in IMDb, under its original Finnish title Haru, yksinäisten saari. Someone also posted a nice review there (in English).

 
At 8 Oct 2009 02:37:00, Blogger ttl said...

The Harinezumi sample clip looks very interesting. I went to the site selling the camera, and it had this to say:

"The Digital Harinezumi is not the most advanced digital movie camera out there. But it might be the movie camera that will film reality just as you remember it from your childhood memories or from a dream. Superheadz, the creators, have worked for over a year in fine-tuning this machine to render images in a way that will remind you of the wonderful Super 8mm movies, and the result is stunningly good. It is tiny, ultra-portable and unbelievably easy to use."

 
At 9 Oct 2009 02:39:00, Blogger Jimbo said...

This looks very intersting but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

 
At 11 Feb 2014 18:35:00, Blogger Maganuna said...

Does anyone know wher can I get a DVD, buy or download the movie "Haru..."? I've searched everywhere and I'm starting to believe that it's unavailable at all...

 

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