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Kids react to a film camera.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Woody112704, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Woody112704

    Woody112704 SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2013
    Iowa
    Jared
    Saw this on Yahoo's front page and thought I'd share it with you. Watched it and got a pretty good kick out of it. I remember using disposables when I was younger but never did use any regular cameras before digital.

    http://youtu.be/DDtWxURLlPk

    Also I'm curious if you use a film camera and you have kids or grandkids do they know what to do with a film camera or are they confused like the kids in the video?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It made me a little sad that these kids say "it's an old camera".

    It's from 1998.
     
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  3. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    I miss film, but then I don't.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I miss film when I see how cheap great old film bodies that I always wanted are on KEH.
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I don't miss digital at all ... :laugh1:
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I have just wasted seven minutes of my life on that. It is one of the most depressing things I have ever seen. Not the reactions of the children, who are after all simply products of their education and upbringing - it is not their fault that they have not been exposed to such things - but the fact that somebody actually makes videos like that. It encapsulates for me all that is worst about the untrammelled proliferation of complete and utter rubbish on the internet. I genuinely want to slap someone now.
     
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  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Have you taken your HRT pills today Bill?
     
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Grrrrrr... ;)
     
  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Mine's already not able to react like this. Poor thing, I've exposed her to all kinds of ancient technology from day one.

    8608685322_a6bee6c423_c. DSCF5243 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    When she shoots, it's my old Nikon Coolpix superzoom from 5 years ago. So she IS used to screens and instant reviews, but she stopped asking me to "see the photo" when I'm using a film camera.
    14265552143_9b07419cf1_b. Mt Auburn Cemetery by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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  10. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    These are great photos! Love that first one. Lot better than the kid reaction video.

     
  11. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Lighten up Bill. My kids eat ephemeral stuff like this all the time. They hardly ever watch TV, it's youtube for ever.

     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oh I know. I do this for a living. I fully understand about "millennials" and "Gen Z" and digital interaction - I advise on it for a living. It's just that something as claptrappy, kitsch and kludgy as this is as downright depressing as when I see another rerun of a rerun of "Animals Do the Funniest Things" or "I'm a Celebrity"...

    [Dusts off Holland and Holland, hand-tooled Curmudgeon]
     
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  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Actually I had the same reaction when I saw this a few days ago. It's cute, but in a cloying, tired sort of way. The underlying point (things have changed so much in ten-ish years!) is valid, I guess, but I don't love their way of telling that story.
     
  14. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I had a similar experience when my cousin's son had no idea what a cassette tape was :smile:
    Technology just moves so quickly now, remember DAT and DCC tapes? Minidisc? Came and went in about a decade.
    I'm sure there'll be lots of things like that going forward. I can't even being to imagine what things will be like in 50 years.
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the end of the world would be my guess
     
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  16. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nah, I'm quite sure that no matter what we do the world will remain. Might not be inhabitable to humans though, but then again if we wipe ourselves out that'd just prove we weren't fit to survive as a species.
     
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