Released by Kodak in 1965, Super 8 film has an instantly nostalgic feel, combining the ethereal and the imperfect to deftly capture a day; the light, the emotion, the big moments, the small details. It is inimitable. The result is part moving picture book and part love letter - a sweet, spontaneous, one-of-a-kind documentary.
Since Super 8 film is spooled on 3-minute-long cartridges, I don't turn the camera on and leave it rolling. Instead, I look to distill an event down to its most striking moments. I shoot unobtrusively and use minimal equipment, helping people relax and forget about the camera.
Super 8 really shines in natural light. It's ideal for outdoor daytime events or brightly lit interiors.
Modern Super 8 is a silent film format. No sound is recorded on site and the final piece is edited to music. I spend a lot of time combing the bins to find just the right song, inspired by the clients, the footage, and the feel of the event.
Marrying the nostalgia of Super 8 with modern post-production technology, all footage is processed and digitally scanned at a lab, then edited using professional equipment and software. Carefully arranging the footage is a labor of love. Work is typically ready about eight to twelve weeks after an event. (Though turnaround can be expedited in some cases, if needed.)
A typical package includes:
- A consultation to discuss the project
- Up to 7 hours of event coverage with one cameraperson [additional camerapersons or coverage can be arranged at added cost]
- One approximately 3-5 minute film, edited to music
- A digital USB file and web access to the final piece for easy sharing
- Original celluloid film reels. An archival medium, film can be preserved across generations and converted to future formats.
Cost varies by the type of event and coverage requested. Please contact me for a quote. I ask for a signed contract plus a 50% deposit to save your date. The remaining balance is due one week before the event.
Happily! Contact me to discuss details.