Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Upcoming project...

I am in the process of starting a contributing style project with super 8 film. The idea behind it is to bring together lots of people in different places with different ideas about what looks good on film. The (very rough at the moment) plan is to receive a film in the post, shoot up to 5 feet of film (about 25 seconds at 18fps) in one continuous shot, then send the film onto someone else who has a super 8 camera and an idea of something to shoot. The film will be passed around until the cartridge is full and then it gets sent back to me.

Hopefully the end result will be a lovely mixture of shots. I will then get it tele-cined and we can all enjoy it via the medium of the internet...

Anyone who wants to get involved is welcome, but its down to the person who currently has the film as to decide its next destination.

Quite exciting!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A review!

This is my first review of a product...Hopefully the first of many.

Agfa n8s Super 8 film splicer

I received this splicer as a present and its by far the best example of a home splicer i have used. The process is simple, fast and very tidy, the only slight mess made is some small pieces of film, which is to be expected. As this splicer is designed with film cement in mind you don't have to fiddle about with the tape film splices anymore, plus film cement creates a much stronger, more permanent bond (or so it seems to me). I have been using Hama film cement, which has been doing a good job so far, but i am yet to try a rival brand. If you can track one of these machine down i recommend them!

Happy editing!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

My first film...

Just found out my first ever super 8 effort! it was really fun but i was very nervous making the first was worth it in the end.

Friday, 9 April 2010

some treats i found on youtube

The internet is packed full of lovely stuff...

some of the filming is tip top! well done.


Hello and welcome to the super 8 is great blog! I am aiming to bring together film-makers and lovers of super 8 to work together on collaborations and share their films online.

I have been shooting super 8 for a few years now and i still love the anxious wait after posting off my films to see what results i am going to get, the un-predictability of the format is what draws me to it.

I will be uploading some of my work as soon as i get a chance, but feel free to link to your own work in the comments if you have some nice footage.