Sam Raimi, director of Spider Man and Evil Dead recently stated in an online magazine “My advice to young filmmakers is to make a Super 8 film a week. Make film no matter what anyone says, and you will be a filmmaker.”
The Power of Super 8 Film Online Boot Camp is an 8-week online education program that will teach you how and why film is still very relevant in today’s cinematic world. We will peel back the curtain and show you how this cost-effective medium was, and still is one of the best creative tools you can use.
The boot camp is made up of 8 one-hour on-line events, where film expert and owner of Pro8mm Phil Vigeant will give you his no-nonsense approach to the format. You will kick the year off with 8 weeks of new content, with the most up to date information on how Super 8 is applied in the film industry today.
Classes Start February 11th on Tuesdays at 4 PM (7 PM EST). Listen Live or to the Replay!
Class 1: February 11th: Cameras (where and how to get a camera, basic camera maintenance, features, functions, and more)
Class 2: February 18th: Film Stocks and Processing (new, old, manufactures, ASA’s, latitude, processing options and more)
Class 3: February 25th: Scanning (SD, HD, 2K, framing, 24 vs 18fps.)
Class 4: March 4th: Pitching Film to Clients (How and when to pitch film to clients)
Class 5: March 11th: Film Shooting Tips (Tips to get better than average results with you camera)
Class 6: March 18th: Workflows (codec’s, file types, Mac vs. pc, our brand new data 2K system!)
Class 7: March 25th: Super 8 Applications with Mystery Guest Speaker (the best of the best showcasing who uses Super 8 today)
Class 8: April 1st: How to use Legacy Footage in your production (How to incorporate legacy footage or archival footage for productions and documentaries)
Additional Materials Include:
• On-line access to Pro8mm’s private user group, Pro8mm User group, where you can chat, post videos and ask questions to a dedicated group of supportive Super 8 filmmakers. We do daily postings of all things Super 8 covering new and exciting global Super 8 activities such as projects, film festivals and more. This is your place to network with other Super 8 Filmmakers and get your questions answered one-on-one.
• Digital download version of Phil Vigeant’s book “The Power of Super 8 Film”
• 3 One-Hour Videos from The Power of Super 8 Film Live Boot Camp in 2012 covering in-depth detail on some of the most important technical aspects of Super 8 Film Cameras, Film Stocks, Processing, and Scanning.
• 10 One-Hour Radio Shows from the “Home Movie Legacy Project” that focus on specific super 8 filmmakers and topics such as Crowd-Funding, The Digital Dilemma, The Pro8mm Story, Codec’s, Interview with ASC Cinematographer’s such as James Chressanthis, etc.
The first of your Super 8 experience will arrive as an E-mail download. You will get the Power of Super 8 film e-book, the 3 Boot Camp Live sessions, and the 10 Hours of Radio. Your user group link will also be emailed to you.