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Harinezumi!

harinezumi ambulance - a frame grab from the digital harinezumi movie

harinezumi ambulance -a frame grab from the digital harinezumi movie


OK, here are my first takes with the super cool & groovy Digital Harinezumi from Superheadz in Japan, the footage here was captured in very poor light conditions, mainly due to:
1. The first shots being shot at night in subdued lighting (as I was on night shift at the time) &
2. the rest of the shots being taken in very overcast conditions (which have been present since I got the camera)
Despite these factors, I am very pleased with the results so far. I really can’t wait to take this camera out in the sunshine to see more of what it can do.
Post production was in iMovie ’09 and most of the video footage is ‘as is’ the only filter is put on a 2 second segment at the ‘Ambulance Only’ doors where it goes B&W and static-like – some footage has been reversed, but that is about all as far as post production trickery goes…
The great backing music is ‘post’ by oco, from the ‘Lost Films’ compilation from www.powershovelaudio.com
I truly think that in this camera, Superheadz have created the first true digital ‘toy camera’ but also one that takes movies a well! A fantastic analogue-digital hybrid concept!


HARINEZUMI! from artpunk on Vimeo.

4 Comments

  1. TylerNo Gravatar wrote:

    just wondering where you bought yours from, im having trouble with all this japanese

    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 13:30 | Permalink
  2. Ben LoganNo Gravatar wrote:

    Great stuff Cameron. Some neat edits toward the end. I like what the Harinezumi did with the ambulance lights – flared and blurred. Thanks for the fun.

    Also – love your “We love the BBF” video. Your kids are adorable. Fatherhood is a real treat. :)

    Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 15:38 | Permalink
  3. nicoNo Gravatar wrote:

    hey if anyone’s still wondering where to buy, you can get one from Urban Outfitters online for 170.00USD.

    Monday, September 14, 2009 at 10:31 | Permalink
  4. laurenNo Gravatar wrote:

    support small business
    dont go to urban outfitters
    check dijitalfix.com

    Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 08:02 | Permalink

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