Making a pinhole camera is pretty simple. In some cases you can simply take the lens off of a camera and replace it with some tape that has a hole in it. Here are some instructions.
This film was made by Franck Deron. On his blog he says that he filmed it without a lens, using a pinhole through some aluminum foil. I’m not exactly sure what that means. I’d be curious to know more about exactly how he set that up. But I like the results. It’s a mysterious and moving film. I watched it with total absorption and the blurry glowing camera work reminds me of old super 8 movie cameras. The director has quite an accomplished list of films he’s made as music videos and promo spots. They are very well shot and edited. But I always like a director’s more personal films, made with no other client in mind than his or her own demanding internal artist. This is just such a film.
I found this on a beautiful web site called The Rumpus.