Hyped on Super 8 Footage

Super 8 Camera

Super 8 is the motion picture film format released in 1965 to improve the quality of 8mm film. This is my Canon Auto Zoom 814 Super 8 camera I bought on Bedford Ave, Brooklyn for $50 (after some negotiating) from some Mexican guys. Made famous in skateboarding by Alien Workshop films such as Mind Field and Photosynthesis. Though it may kill your wallet, at $20 per 50ft cartridge and $30 to process and convert to DV tape, it’s well worth it. I only bring it out on occasions and use only a few feet wherever I go to conserve film and get the most out of it. You can film anything and it will look amazing, like you just stepped into a time portal back to the 70’s. I have about 6 cartridges containing footage from 2007-2010 of converted Super 8 footage that will be integrated throughout Killa 2 (our next full-length video); in addition to all the 16mm, VX, & HD footage. When I finally get that DV tape back from Pac Lab and I get to watch all the random footage from the past year or two compiled into 4 minutes, I’m so hyped!

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