The 8 piece quick-series documents experience, love, and togetherness without Morgan Freeman going on about the Penguins. It's a gloriously candid collection of unfiltered memories that deliberately has you chasing the next one.
Amsterdam based director, Anna Bogomolova, shot and edited the entire series, making use of her Hi8 camera — the presentation unfolds like a love letter from your past self to your future self.
Vid 1 - Raw, candid, cheeky. Bittersweet dance comparisons.
Vid 2 - Ata Kak grooving and patrons being as cool as possible.
Vid 3 - "I want to have your telephone number and to know when you're finished work." The blooming of instantaneous connections captured and presented to you untouched. Like a diamond in the rough. The energy from performers once they're set is completed. The celebration. The fulfillment.
Vid 4 - The realm of perspective. Anna explores, on one side of the coin, Vakula performing and the rows interacting, while on the opposite side, Gilles Peterson sits perched with his laptop and a cigarette contemplating his next move. The subtle beauty of different experiences occurring in the same environment all at the same time.
Vid 5 - Glimpses into the main stage event, which can undoubtedly be mistaken for a glorious Syrian wedding, with Omar Souleyman as your master of ceremonies.
Vid 6 - "Saying Yeah" with Gilles Peterson has got to be the most humbling of experiences plus getting to see the live concoction of musical magic bloom before you is extraordinary.
A record from 1964.
A festival in 2016.
All shot with a camera made in 1994.
The intricacies of Strange Sounds From Beyond.
Vid 7 - Antal doused in sunlight. Dancing friends and freedom of expression.
Vid 8 - Getting up close and personal with the feels.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGe5ll_qfbz...
Full article: http://blitzkickers.com/story/lo-fi-hi8-filmed-lov...