Curious about Super 8
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:51 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:40 PM
This footage looks really good. It looks like 16mm from 1990 and before. I'm extremely impressed. Particularly by the last two uploads. It reminds me of a Koyanisqatsi like film I shot back in 1986, only the film stock I used was a low grade Ektachrome.
All this time I've been saving up for a Canon prosumer XL H1 for a filmout. Instead I think I'm going to whip out my old Aaton Bauer.
Thanks Emil. Incredible stuff.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:53 PM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:58 PM
I have nothing to do with the Koyanisqatsi stuff (Was my first thought aswell, beautiful film that is)
But i believe its Time Laps and Time exposure actually, which some Super8 cameras can do.
Some info here:
I was just reading up on the subject actually
Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:19 PM
Congratulations to everyone who made these wonderful films, they're an absolute pleasure to watch.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:40 PM
The story; I was atop Koit Tower in San Francisco with a buddy of mine. I was getting footage of an American flag atop either the KRON or KGO buildings when a breeze caught the camera, which I had mounted on my dad's old tripod, and sent it hurling down a flight of concrete steps.
The lens broke off, as did the mounting bracket for the handle, exposing wires, motor, and jamming all the gearing inside. I sent it to New York to be fixed, but they told me it was irreperable. Real shame too, because it's the best super-8 camera I ever had. With today's super-8 stock I can only dream of what I would've been able to shoot back then with that camera.
At least I still have my old Nikons (2 of them), but neither of them has an intervelometer, nor high fps setting. I may have to spring for another camera. Ideally another Bauer or even a Beaulieu (Bauer's cheaper last I checked).
I'm still looking to buy a Canon HD camera, but for the time being Super-8 will do just fine.
Besides, it's cheaper than outfitting my Arri