I had a recent plan to shoot a short exclusively on S8mm. I love the look, but I now feel it's best reserved for certain sequences to compliment a narrative. I don't want my story to be hindered by a lack of crystal sync etc. so refuse to adapt a serious film around the format just to shoot it because I love the organic look.
With the advent of RAW and the ability to play with the grading on an extreme level, I reached the conclusion that the BlackMagic Cinema Camera would be a perfect couple for S8mm. It's look is extremely proffesional compared to that of DSLR and it could be used for dialogue sequences and ones that rely on multiple takes.
So I've begun to theorise the best way to use S8mm alongside a digital workflow.
Now, I don't want to stick to flashbacks (cliche), instead I aim to deliver a refreshing mix of images that will not feel out of place. I don't want the audience to get taken out of the story because of it.
It's a tricky discussion.
I wonder if anyone on the board has had sucess experimenting with intercutting film and digital formats for cinematic effect?