Swing your head around and imagine your two eyes multiplying into 8 winking-in-a-2.5-second-serial succession. You, my friend, have tasted only the very beginning of the Lomography Oktomat Compact 35mm Camera with 8 Serial Lenses pleasure. With one touch of the shutter button, this camera’s 8 tiny lenses fire in turn, creating a multi-frame mini photo vignette. Upload your masterpiece to lomography.com and create a full-action MiniMovie! Uses standard 35mm film and standard processing.
Take a Look Around and Set the Scene
Inspiration and the proper mind set are the first orders of business. Isolate your subject from the swirling image-mess around you. Now don’t be shy–Oktomat’s brick shape and wee mechanics are charming enough to make even a surly chap smile. Go on with yourself as if Oktomatic photography is an uncontrollable reflex–something which your brain does not choose, but initiates with its own will.
Fire! and the Oktographic Story Board
SHOOT!! And 8 “clacks” later your subject is cleanly sliced into 8 little frames, boiled, and served. It’s no Hollywood feature, but believe us, 8 frames can tell quite a tale. Envision yourself as a movie director on the world’s tightest budget–armed with 8 scenes and 2.5 seconds to relate your micro-masterpiece. Among the many possibilities, you might grab an Oktographic snippet from: your best friend’s romp in the park, a parade of pugs, the very moment that she said “yes,” big Charlie’s unfortunate bicycle lesson, passionate hedgehogs, or a boozy sea-cruise. Whatever the occasion, choose your scenes, motivate your cast, and coordinate your cinematography into a print-bound and Oscar-worthy Oktomatic vignette.
Okto-Kino and The Lomographic Brain Trust
Your fresh-from-the-lab shots require one addition to reach their full potential–a potent injection of Oktographic animation. Upload them to the OKTO-KINO application to Lomography web site, pop into your folding director’s chair, grab some butter-slathered popcorn and peel your eyes as your Oktomatic images are instantly transformed into live-action 8-frame cinema. And, by all means, don’t keep this little screening all to yourself–it’s a solemn Lomographic duty to share your images with the other maniacs in our online community.
What’s in the Box
Lomography Oktomat camera, hand strap, multi-lingual instructions, and full documentation.