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#1 Sean McHenry

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:29 AM

I know a few links are already listed in seperate posts but I would like to complie a list of music videos that have been shot in Super 8. The ones I have seen so far are exceptional. The "Poetry Man" and Mars attacks Manhattan are both great.

Any more you guys know about off the top of your heads? I want to list them on my web site when I rebuild it.

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#2 Wendell_Greene

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:25 AM

A few shot entirely on Super 8:

"Straight Up" - Paula Abdul -directed by David Fincher, it was S8 B&W and
I also believe he shot "Forever Your Girl" was as well

"Pictures of You" - The Cure - directed by Tim Pope
"Nightswimming" - REM - directed by Jem Cohen*
"Wild Thing" - Tone Loc - directed by Tamra Davis
"Justify My Love" - Madonna -directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino
"Loser" - Beck -directed by Steven Hanft

*Jem Cohen shots a great deal of his projects on S8, so I'm sure other videos he's shot for REM (the early stuff ) Fugazi, Sparklehorse and Radiohead were probably shot on S8. Lots of videos from the early '90's that played on MTV's 120 minutes were shot on S8.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:41 AM

I think this was shot on super 8mm

http://www.jvtdesign...vers-video.html
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#4 Brant Collins

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:08 PM

I am not sure which ones but I think a lot of dwight yoakam videos are S8
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#5 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:16 PM

Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence"
Obviously they were going for grainy, with oversaturated colors. I've seen much smoother transfers than this. :)

http://www.reprisere...esilence320.mov
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#6 Sean McHenry

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:09 PM

Thanks guys. Good list so far. Looking to shoot a few this spring/summer on Tri-X. One for a rockabilly band and one for a goth band - in Moldova (near transylvania - yes, really)

My tastes are all over the place.

Keep 'em coming.

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#7 steve hyde

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:06 PM

...Hi Sean,

here is a music video that one of my collaborators shot for "The Makers".

http://www.worldfamo...cvid/makers.htm

The film stock is 7217 desaturated in post and transfered via Shadow Datacine at FSFT. The formats are sort of "ramped" in this picture. The first images are super 8, the middle and end are S16 and 35. All tracking shots are 35.

I had nothing to do with the production of this video, but got the low-down from one of the cinematographers.


hope this is useful for your research,

EDIT: here is a link to a discussion about it:

http://filmshooting....681ee851b37af25

Edited by steve hyde, 01 February 2006 - 06:13 PM.

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#8 Chris Graham

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:36 PM

...Hi Sean,

here is a music video that one of my collaborators shot for "The Makers".

http://www.worldfamo...cvid/makers.htm

The film stock is 7217 desaturated in post and transfered via Shadow Datacine at FSFT. The formats are sort of "ramped" in this picture. The first images are super 8, the middle and end are S16 and 35. All tracking shots are 35.

I had nothing to do with the production of this video, but got the low-down from one of the cinematographers.
hope this is useful for your research,

EDIT: here is a link to a discussion about it:

http://filmshooting....681ee851b37af25


logical progression of formats? :P

always thought it was great (w/ music videos) how you can cheat it out without using a crystal lock if you're doing high energy quick cuts. i guess that's a given.
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#9 Sean McHenry

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:59 PM

Damn. That was good.

The difference between the DV video folks, and I am a big part of that world having won and entered a few on DVInfo.net, is that with film, you guys are much more studied at what you are doing. Tape is extreemly cheap compared to film. Tape has imediate feedback, you have to wait for processing, transfers, etc.

I actually like the instant feedback part. If only Poloroid made Super 8 stock...hmm.

I find myself second guessin on exposure all the time in still 35mm. I'm going to really be on my toes with this tiny 8mm window.

Thanks again guys. The ones folks have pointed out are all great so far.

One "trick" I have seen used in video that I have yet to see in film is this one. If you speed up the soundtrack in playback on the set and have the actors run at this faster speed, when played at normal speed for sound, all the actions are in sync but slowed way down.

For example, a person walking down a road (I saw this somewhere) while singing along to a faster than normal sound playback, taking a natural stride in his steps, when slowed down to normal playback will seem to be walking in slow motion but stay in sync. Pretty cool one.

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#10 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:40 PM

If only Poloroid made Super 8 stock...hmm.


Sean McHenry


Too Late! :o They tried selling instant super 8mm movie film in the late 70's!

http://www.rwhirled....nddcam-pvis.htm
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#11 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:40 AM

here's one i made a couple of years ago.

http://www.mattias.nu/venedig/

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oh, and don't forget all the dm videos from music for the masses. maybe some other one from violator too. i don't quite remember and i don't have the dvd here so i can't check.

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#12 Justin Lovell

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:41 AM

don't forget that MARIAH CAREY music video... it was an old one, and she's dancing around in the snow with some guy dressed like santa clause.

absoloutly beautiful... :wacko:
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#13 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:17 PM

Are we only counting "commercial" music videos or local "indies" as well. I've made 9 music videos for heavy metal band Gesundheit, 7 of which were shot entirely on super 8. One of them aired on Much Music in Canada (and it happened to be shot in super-duper 8, so it's the first commercial airing of a super-duper 8 video to my knowledge - was in early 2002 I believe). The others might get aired as well, if the band would ever submit them - lazy bastards:)

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#14 Sean McHenry

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 03:52 PM

Bring on the links man. I'm looking for ideas, style, technique, you know, stuff I can rip off you talented folks out there. But seriously, I do want to see what others have done with the format and music videos are pretty progressive in their techniques and editing styles.

Matt, I have Vendig from another site I think? It's good too.

I'll look at them all.

Somebody should do a DVD of all these.

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#15 Chris Graham

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

No offense to S8 innovators and their music videos, but you wouldn't get much inspiration from S8 music videos. Well...you have more stock options with S16 & + formats, but remember a good music video is about creativity and directorial choice imo. So, just watch current music videos, that's the logic. I don't know how else to explain it. Don't worry so much on exposure and the S8 color world. Focus on the art direction, and with that, there are PLENTY of music videos to get ideas from. your just deciding to work with a small format. my 2 cents.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:43 PM

I would love to re- open this thread.

Any other promo s out there shot on s8?

cheers

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#17 Giles Perkins

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 05:14 PM

Early stuff by Anton Corbjin (Depeche Mode, Joy Division etc.) see his recent Directors series DVD, very good. We have a few links to music Super 8 videos on www.onsuper8.org on the show page....
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#18 Daniel Stigler

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

I would love to re- open this thread.

Any other promo s out there shot on s8?



Last summer i worked as DP on a music video partly shot on S8:
www.lola-angst.com
Go to "videos" and choose "Am I Dead?"
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#19 Tenolian Bell

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:24 PM

One "trick" I have seen used in video that I have yet to see in film is this one. If you speed up the soundtrack in playback on the set and have the actors run at this faster speed, when played at normal speed for sound, all the actions are in sync but slowed way down.


Actually this technique is about 25 years old. Used long before there was DV. Its nothing new.
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#20 Wendell_Greene

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

I would love to re- open this thread.

Any other promo s out there shot on s8?

cheers

thomas



The new music video for Atlantic Records recording artist Jewel was shot on Super 8.
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