Re: [Frameworks] vidster camera

From: Brook Hinton (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2011 - 22:32:11 PST

There's still quite a toy-vidcam cult and the vidster is one of the cams of
choice. Its incredibly poor auto functions create an image that, by
accident, is rich with aesthetic possibilities. Totally different than
pixelvision in that respect though - it's the color and exposure shifts and
the odd sharpening method that form its core, quite different from the
extreme low-res mosaic texture of Fisher Price's greatest achievement.

I thought they were no longer sold, but I could be wrong.

I love this from the Vidster Service FAQ at Mattel:

My Vidster has locked up. How can I fix
the Vidster camera malfunctions, reset by having an adult turn off power
switch, remove and reinsert the batteries and then switch on the power."

- Brook

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM, charles chadwick <email suppressed
> wrote:

> I was wondering, has anyone on here used the Vidster video camera? It's a
> digital video camera for kids, and I've done a few projects with it now.
> Having just started exploring video again after many years, I've found this
> camera to have a surreal quality to its images, and have greatly enjoyed
> working with it. Someone started a vimeo group for it at
> which is sorely lacking in members,
> if anyone is on there who wants to check it out. Just thought I'd further a
> potential discourse =).
> -charles
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Brook Hinton
Moving Image and Sound Maker
Associate Professor / Assistant Chair
Film Program at CCA
California College of the Arts

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