Power of Super 8

1 Apr

As I had mentioned, we spent last week in L.A. and got to attend the bootcamp/conference, The Power of Super 8. I’ve spoken of the experience highly, as it was an enjoyable course in this wonderful small format film. I spent two years in film school many moons ago–which is when I discovered and fell in love with Super 8–and I think this conference covered almost as much in a weekend than a couple of years of film school did… for me anyway! And it brought up a lot of latent things in my memory, too, about filmmaking–lighting, cinematography,  story development, etc.

On top of learning a lot from some really talented people in the industry, and meeting lots of cool people doing some incredible things, we walked away with a ton of inspiration and some new tricks up our sleeve. As my partner (in film and matrimony) Michael does a lot of various audio/video production work outside of wedding films, and I do webmaster work full-time as well, it was a nice treat to spend a whole week together focused on solely our love of filmmaking!

Some of the speakers and my favorite films follow. They also give you a great idea of the wide range and amazing potential of Super 8 film!

George Manzanilla

Commercial Super 8 (and HD)

Kate Headley

Washington D.C. photography and films

Branden Lower (of A Bryan Photo)

In addition  to Kentucky wedding films, they send their honeymooners out with Super 8 film cartridges, cameras, and instruction, then help get it developed and telecined. I’ve love to be able to do that for our couples when we have enough extra cameras laying around (they are quickly piling up around here now that we have four) and to be able to share the love of Super 8! Can you believe this film was shot by honeymooners?

Maximilla Lukacs

Artistic Super 8 films and music videos… this one features Zooey Deschanel circa 2006.

There were a lot more talented filmmakers and films than just the few above that we got to see. I will share them here as I come across them…

-Shanna

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  1. Catching up! - Shanna Pharis - April 29, 2011

    […] spent a week in L.A. in late March in a Super 8 filmmaking workshop,  which was awesome and enlightening (despite being sick all the while)! So the trip and taxes, […]

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