cool examples of super 8 put to video

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by matt, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. matt

    matt Guest

    On the Pearl Harbor DVD extras, they had footage of the main battle
    scene, shot on silent SUPER 8mm.  It looked AWESOME!!!  You'd almost
    think it was actual newsreel footage from long ago.  Sure - I bet they
    had an expensive transfer, but thats definitely something to check out
    .. I would have thought theyd use at least 16mm or doctored 35mm.

    More Super8 Coolness...
    I just rented the 1950's "Lord of the Flies" DVD from Iluv on
    The special features section has some black and white super 8 behind
    the scenes footage
    it is UN distinguishable from the 35 mm  film itself. It looks great!
    matt, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. matt

    WEBPA Guest

    On the Pearl Harbor DVD extras, they had footage of the main battle
    "Lord of the Flies" was released 13 August 1963 (see IMBD).
    Super 8mm film & cameras were introduced in April, 1965 (see It is
    not likely that anything having to do with the film was shot on Super 8mm.
    Standard 8 (Cine 8...Double 8...etc) is possible. It is also possible that the
    "special features" you remember WERE shot on 35mm...the grain and other
    artifacts were FX.
    WEBPA, Oct 28, 2004
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  3. matt

    matt Guest

    Hmmm I guess youre right about "Lord of the Flies"
    I thought the commentary said super8, I guess it must have been
    regular 8mm film.

    Whichever- it looked awsome. All the filtered video effects just look
    like really bad 8mm film

    this well done 8mm looked like 35mm (on video at least)
    matt, Oct 31, 2004
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