For some time now it's possible to use your photocamera to make movies. Until today I'm still in an internal conflict how useful this is. At the one hand one can argue that it's at hand if you want to use it. Of course this is true. Though I hardly ever use my photocamera to make movieclips. In my opinion filming is essentially different from photography. Filming is about telling a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. A form of scenario is essential to make it a rounded whole. Photography is about the 'decisive moment' as Cartier-Bresson put it. The moment in which every element falls in its place. Elements like composition, colour, expression, action and so forth. Alltogether adding up to a meaningful picture. A picture that provokes a direct emotional reaction to its viewer. Even if picturetaking is thoroughly prepared, like in a studio setting, the actual moment of pushing the shutterbutton is still a result of the photographer seeing that everything comes together. Filming is all about taking the right shots to sustain the story. This requires different abilities. Photographers play on a 'one-hit-impact', while filmers are storytellers. I'm a member of the first group, though I'm sure there are people who can play in both leagues. For them a photocamera with 'moviebutton' is a blessing. I can do without...
Why a blue eye? Well for one I'm a boxer and that means that one ends up with a blue eye every now and then. And for the other: my idea about writing a blog is all about punching en getting punched ;-)