I have been planning to shoot my senior thesis on Ultra 16mm with an anamorphic adapter so I can get top prize at my school's film festival. I just happened to come upon this clip shot with max8 and an anamorphic adapter, and I really like it. It got me thinking:
1. Don't have to worry about inexperienced AC messing up film loading / don't need an AC at all.
2. Faster film changing.
3. Easier handheld work / smaller rig.
4. Lower film cost.
5. Super 8 camera with XL/variable shutter is helpful for low light.
6. With the grading it seems to hold up well against graded 16mm footage I've shot.
I'm just curious what other people think about Max8, if it's worth it or not, and where I might be able to get a conversion done (I know Pro8mm can do it to a few cameras).
For a point of reference, I was planning to shoot with a converted Scoopic MS and if I switched to Max8 I'd be looking to convert a Bauer A512 or Bealieu 4008 zm2
Edited by Gabe Agoado, 26 April 2016 - 03:52 AM.