Video Montage Series (Harinezumi, Exemode)

This is an ongoing series of experimental videos featuring footage shot with Japanese digital toy cameras (Digital Harinezumi 2 & Exemode SQ28m). These cameras are inexpensive, lightweight and have limited functions and produce video with noticeable flaws—grain, noise, blurriness, uneven colour balance and saturation, exposure problems and light flickers. Why would anyone purposefully use low budget, low quality cameras? I find that they give a look and feel to video that it reminiscent of home-movies, dreams and memories. I have also produced the background music for the videos, either by using existing compositions or by creating new ones specifically for the video.

Montage 06: LightPlay (Experimental Video: Shadow & Light)
Produced: March 2011
Camera: Digital Harinezumi 2 デジタルハリネズミ 2
Music: Untitled (played on a Korg Poly61 and EMS Synthi 100). This is an old piece that I recorded in 1989.

 

Montage 05: Buddhas
Produced: March 2011
Camera: Digital Harinezumi 2 デジタルハリネズミ 2
Music: Safe Harbor (composed and recorded using music loops)

 

Montage 04: Water & Rock
Produced: December 2010
Camera: Digital Harinezumi 2 デジタルハリネズミ 2
Music: Safe Harbor (composed and recorded using music loops)

 

Montage 3: Dreams
Produced: March 2011
Camera: Digital Harinezumi 2 デジタルハリネズミ 2
Music: Dreams (composed in 2011)

 

Montage 02: Sai Kung Harbour
Produced: December 2010
Camera: Digital Harinezumi 2 デジタルハリネズミ 2
Music: Safe Harbor (composed and recorded using music loops)

 

Montage 01: Little Ape
Produced: December 2010
Camera: Exemode Pocket Digital Camera SQ28m のポケデジ
Music: Little Ape (composed and recorded using a Korg M50 synthesizer)

 

For more information about video recording with the Harinezumi:longzijun.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/digital-harinezumi-2-video-recording/

For more information about video recording with the Exemode SQ28m: longzijun.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/exemode-sq28m-video-recording/

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