- Created on Saturday, 18 October 2008 21:00
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Konvas, Kinor, and other Russian made cameras are too big and heavy for children to play with unsupervised. The cameras and lenses, although considered fairly inexpensive (and a great deal) as compared to other cameras in the world of Motion Picture Cameras, are still too expensive to be used as "toys". They also have moving parts that may pinch little fingers, and, when mounted on a tripod, they can be really dangerous due to their top-heavy weight.
So be careful and always have an adult supervising any activities where a child may be around a Kinor, Konvas, or other Motion Picture Camera. Fortunately though, mothers and fathers can still have a lot of fun with their children and Motion Picture Cameras...
You can do as Ole Dost and use your child's help in making a short film. In the summer of 2008, Ole worked on a short B&W film with his daughter, Friederike, who was both the actress and Ole's AC in this short. Here are a few frame grabs:
Below: This is one of those rare times in life where I wished I had a camera, and luckily, I did! As a father, I was extremely proud while doing some camera tests when I saw my son following in my footsteps: