The Philip Bloom Barbie Camera Challenge proves to be a tough challenge indeed. Having to use the camera doll with the inbuilt fixed focal length lens and resolution of 240p at 15fps is pretty ridiculous. But well, if an acclaimed filmmaker can come out with something with a camera that small, I’m sure we can do better with out 5dm2 or camcorders.
If you are interested in getting the doll with camera, do check out: http://www.barbie.com/videogirl/index.aspx
More important take away from the video is how we can learn from Philip on the creativity and professionalism in his directing and usage of sticks to sxtend the reach of barbie to create a jib like shot.
Also, the focus for video or film is all about the content. To make the content flow like a story. Hence, knowing the locations and events he has to shoot within a day, he planned to put them together with the female lead and her barbie doll. It was ingenious also for him to use perspective shots also from Barbie to simulate her own view. To find out more from Philip Bloom and his challenge, do visit his blog at http://philipbloom.net/2013/12/21/the-most-ridiculous-thing-i-have-ever-done-the-digitalrev-cheap-camera-challenge-with-barbie-cam/
I do hope everyone will realise that video is all about content, and not about the camera you use. Although one can do much more with a better camera with low light, sensitivity, resolution, etc.
Lastly, I believe that this is one of the toughest challenge by DigitalRev and I do wonder if the sales does increase for the barbie doll video girl. 😀