Shoot The Image – “Lithograph” Music Video

Shot by director Olaf Blomerus on a 7D with the Dynamic Perception MX2 DollyEngine, this video weaves a quilt from cityscape shots of Portugal.

According to, the video is a collection of time-lapse photographs made to look as though each shot was simultaneously sped-up and slowly panning: “The use of the dolly can be seen throughout almost the entire video is what gives the series of still photos the perception of movement.”

When Blomerus is not concentrating on the beauty of park benches or natural reflections in water, the presence of instruments as still life, with the occasional ghostly flicker of a band member, ties the video back to the fact that music is actually the centerpiece, not beautiful cinematography.

There are some ways in which the video becomes a bit slow and some more inventive editing certainly could have gone a long way. Nonetheless, still a great watch and a clever undertaking.

Directed by Olaf Blomerus;
Cinematography by Jess Blight.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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12 years ago

Love the shout out and feedback. Shot in Toronto and Vancouver, not portugal… although that would have been nice. 😉

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