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