Camera Profile: Digital Harinezumi

A potential festival participant put the Digital Harinezumi on my radar today when they asked me if it is considered to be an acceptable device in the Disposable Film Festival

After reading the Boing Boing review and scoping out the website I really want one! First of all, it’s Japanese, and that makes me automatically like it more. Second, it pays tribute to hipsterdom with its washed out colors and nods to analogism. And third, I think people could really create some fun and silent films with this device!

If you have a minute, check out the Digital Harinezumi Users Unite! group on Vimeo or this Flickr stream with the tags ‘Digital Harinezumi video’ to get a feel for what this camera can do.


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MOVING PORTRAIT Project & Competition

Sponsored by Lightt and

 DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 18, 2013, 12PM PT.


Part of the 2013 Disposable Film Festival, the Moving Portrait Project & Competition should inspire you to use simple moving images, made with Lightt, to create something informative and extraordinary! 



1st Prize:  $1,000 and a one-hour chat with a well-established film director/producer. 

2nd & 3rd Prizes:  3-in-1 Olloclip Lenses


Competition Guidelines

  1. Moving portraits can be any subject.
  2. Create your entry with the free Lightt app.
  3. Length should be between 5 and 20 “highlights” long. Note: in Lightt each highlight captures 7 seconds of time and plays back in about 1.1 seconds.
  4. Tag it with #MovingPortrait in the caption.
  5. Participation is subject to Lightt Terms of Use.
  6. Post submissions between March 1 and April 18, 2013, 12pm PT.
  7. Winners will be chosen by reps from the Disposable Film Fest, Lightt, and an independent photographer/filmmaker.

Email us your questions!   madewithlightt@gmail.com


We can’t wait to see your moving portraits unfold! For more info on the Disposable Film Festival, go to: http://disposablefilm.com/

Thanks to Lightt users @bythebrush, @artismia, and @people for these portraits.

The Disposable Film Festival held it’s premier last night at the historic Castro Theatre. In it’s 6th year, the festival operates under the tagline “Film is too important to be left to the professionals,” and features movies made on everyday technology like iPhones and digital cameras. There was creativity abound in the 22 competitive shorts that premiered, with top honors going to Malaria, a smart and stylish animation from Edson Oda out of Brazil. If you missed last nights festivities, don’t worry, DFF is holding events all weekend long here in San Francisco before they take their show on the road. And if you’re inspired to participate yourself, they’re already taking submissions for next year.

Disposable Film Festival bag by Rickshaw

Rickshaw Bags is sponsoring the Disposable Film Festival, a film festival geared towards shorts that are filmed on everyday devices. I love the idea, and Rickshaw’s bag is awesome:

It’s a medium Zero Messenger, which means it’s made in SF, it’s cut so that there are no waste products, and it’s locally sourced. Sustainable AND sexy.

Pick one up here!


Graffiti Stop-Motion (via DFF)


Help Moore Students Go to the Disposable Film Festival in San Francisco


by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

Grand Prize winning film at Disposable Film Festival 2011