SEMJON ELEKTRO

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It’s name is Semjon Elektro [semion electro]
Belarusan make, probably mid 70’s

got it from my sister who got it from our uncle…

the battery chamber is broken ( a battery leaked out) yet, the only use for the electricity was for the add-on flash

the frame counter doesn’t work, so I’ve sticked a bit of masking tape on the back for tracking how many shots had been taken

ultimately, the viewfinder doesn’t focus with the lens (not even like a rangefinder)

a.k.a. lomo adventure

long time no see

It’s been  while since I visited this electronic online journal of mine,

 

this little column is to recap couple of things that happened to me recently and hint on what I’ll write soon-ish…

 

..so I’ve finished my film, I still have very strange mixed feelings about it ,, but yeah It was worth to finish it

 

..I got published in a book (!)

 

..and I’m writing a new film :)

 

so, sooner or later I’ll write about these in a bit of a better detail ….

 

’till then see ya later :)

Old paper

I was going through some old paperwork today.
By accident I stumbled upon a poem I wrote a long time ago, dedicated to my first girlfriend.

Don’t have any ideas folks….. I wrote it quite a while after we broke up…… There is no romantic melodramatic mumbo jumbo.
Is about a day in a park.

The interesting thing is that reading it like…… What .,……8 years later…. It brought up all the exact feelings of that day…..

Amazing Emme Hastings

So this had been done quite a while ago, (summer 2013) but because unforeseen events, unfulfilled plans and other dramas in our lives, the video hadn’t reached public life ’till now.

the clip is introducing a noteworthy British singer-song write Emme Hastings in collaboration with a light-painting photography studio- NightBearFoto.

done unorthodoxly on both cannon and nikon camera with great audio recording help of Birdy’s beats

I think I’m not gonna be blabbering on, you just enjoy Emme’s voice now ;)

 

more on screenwiritng & sotryboards

So, It’s been a while since I’ve been here writing about my adventures around here so this is the fix :)

 

It’s been a rather complicated few past days, dealing with bureaucracy and permits, fighting my own procrastination and urges not to get out of the bed, but I’ve survived, made couple drafts of the screenplay (finally!!!!)

and I’m gonna share bits and bobs with you :)

 

 

 

so, the biggest obstacle caused itself to be the writer’s block, where I was starring into the screen for bloody days and nothing…..

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What proved itself to be really useful was to sit on a rooftop at midnight, with a head-torch, couple whiskeys in my system and another in my hand, with plenty of tobacco storyboard by my hand and using the good old pen and paper :)

 

 

 

(the moon was so amazing, I even managed to take a fairly ok picture of it with a crappy phone camera :)

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so I have 2 major drafts of the sotryboard, one is picture/scene one -depicting the vision of how should it look like on the screen- with minimum technical info or description

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and then there is the technical script- describin position of actors and equipment, angles and movement.

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so, with the storyboard in front of me, I was ready to start scripting, and here are teasing bits of my ungodly in-readable hand write :)

 

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which got molded into a properly written one – I’ve been using celtx software.

unfortunately, since I’m a poor student I will have to abandon using it after my trial runs out, but I have to say I kinda fell in love with it :)

(unfortunately, they don’t pay me to say such things :D)

 

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