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#1 david richardson

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

Hello i'm a photographer but I've just made my first suer 8 video. I haven't made a film before but I love films. Any advice or criticism would be wonderful.


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:24 PM

Hello i'm a photographer but I've just made my first suer 8 video. I haven't made a film before but I love films. Any advice or criticism would be wonderful.




loved it! way cool. Sort of underexposed, but not a problem. did you shoot it on ektachrome? Looks like it.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:20 PM

Hello i'm a photographer but I've just made my first suer 8 video. I haven't made a film before but I love films. Any advice or criticism would be wonderful.



Good job. Looks good for a first Super 8 roll. Keep up the good work.
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#4 david richardson

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:03 PM

Many thanks for checking it out! Yeah I used EKTACHROME 100D. The camera I used was a nizo 801, loved using it. I've been giving some 64t, but print might be better, for more latitude, i wanted an overcast day, but wish there was just a bit more light!

I definately want to shoot some more soon. I think I've fallen in love with super8. inevitable!
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#5 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:52 PM

Great first effort, David! Keep it up. Have you considered shooting S8 color negative? i.e. Vision 3 200T. Not as contrasty but way more latitude. I have even exposed it at 400 ASA at f/11. Beautiful stock. Colors are more muted. But human skin tone is gorgeous. And the new Vision 3 has even a finer grain structure than the previous Vision 2 version.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:30 AM

I like the editing style and the use of silhouettes, as well as the erratic motion in front of the fire. An intuitive piece.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:21 AM

That was great! I loved silhouettes and shutterless filming. I only had some trouble with the zooming and camera moves at the start... in my opinion, it's best to lock down your frame at let things happen within it-
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#8 david richardson

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

Many Thanks everyone for the critiques. My photo stuff is below if anyone is interested

http://www.flickr.co...le/dangershark/

Nicholas I've just got slide film at the moment including some BW, so might take me a while to get through them, but I would love to use some I only use negative in my photography, so it makes sense.

Stephen I'm glad that mentioned that, FrantiĊĦek Drtikol inspires me, the way he capture soul in shadowplay. I totally agree Anthony. I wanted to get the feel of the movement in the music with the guitar wails, but maybe did it too much.. I forget how easily it is to play with a zoom sometimes.
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#9 david richardson

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:59 PM

oh regarding faster print film. I think my nizo only measures upto 1600iso. Could it still work automatically somehow?
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:10 PM

The Nizo 801 is an awsome camera. It goes up to 160ASA. I showed some friends and they really liked the video and the music... you can't touch that look and creative style with a video camera. There is 200T and 500T negative but it's hard to transfer at home. How did you transfer the films?
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:32 PM

I meant 160.. 1600 iso super 8 would be special.. I'm already finding limits. I'm a massive fan of Christopher Doyles work with Wong Kar Wai and I know he uses a lotta wide lenses that I can;t touch withough macro I think. Many thnaks for the really kind comments. I loved using the format and wanna use it again, the dslr film movement didn't work for me, it's so as stale as the still format. Viva super 8!!!!!!!!
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