You may have noticed an increase in stop motion creation on my behalf. This has been solely down to my equipment. I have a Canon 450d. That is it. I have no way of capturing moving images. This has pushed me to work on various techniques and styles I wouldn’t have previously, based upon my lack of equipment. Look at my 15sff entry Duel. I had a number of ideas for the 15 second film festival but made Duel because I did not have the equipment. Most people talk about equipment as thought its the be all and end all, some people get rather angry about it and some companies go a bit too far.(see right)
This of course is about iphoneography which is on the incline. The use of your iphone as a camera. Along with instamatic anyone can take a boring picture put an effect on it and bam retro photography at its modernist. Graham Smith is a great representative of this band. I think he is a talented fella and knows what he is talking about.
I am rather glad of my lack of equipment. I think it has tested me as a creator of all things and pushed me away from short films as such and focused my attention elsewhere. I have done a lot more photography and my animation ability has certainly improved. Until i sort out my equipment issues I shall write. Its still free right?