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#1 Daniel Klockenkemper

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

I've written a series of articles about shooting Super 8, and I'd appreciate some feedback. I work at a camera store / photo lab, and we sometimes have customers bring in a Super 8 camera and want to know how to use it. Since they're generally familiar with photography already, I wrote these articles with that in mind, to explain the conceptual difference between filming movies and shooting still images, and to gather that knowledge into a single resource. I have three parts so far:

Part I is a general introduction

Part II describes various features of Super 8 movie cameras.

Part III covers film stocks, color balance, and camera compatibility.

I'm working on part IV, and plan to address where to process the film, where to transfer it to video, how to incorporate sound, and more about the movie-making process. I'd appreciate any comments on the first three parts, as well as any suggestions for topics to cover in part 4.

Thank you,

Daniel
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#2 David Cunningham

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Wowa! That is an amazing How-To! Great work!
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#3 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

Very nice Daniel !

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#4 Daniel Klockenkemper

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Thank you, David and Jean-Louis. :)

Any suggestions for additional topics?
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#5 Matt Stevens

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Great stuff. I'd say go over some basics that confuse new 8mm shooters, such as depth of field, aperture, etc.
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#6 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:24 AM

Very impressive!

One thing that might be handy is a comparison, or "pro's and con's" of different transfer systems, rank, frame by frame, et all.

Great work, please keep it up!

cheers, Gareth
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#7 Matt Stevens

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Also, how certain cameras (the popular ones) actually read the cartridges.
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