Always on a quest to offer new products and services to our clients, Pro8mm will be bringing back a Classic Super 8 Film Format, Double Super 8! Place your pre-order today for the first batch of film! Double Super 8 is 16mm width film with Super 8 sprockets.It was designed to run through a more industrial style cameras identical to a 16mm camera with the exception of using Double Super 8 film.
Ignacio Benediti lives in Spain and blogs in Spanish.We thinkhe is probably the best known aficionado onSuper 8 projection the world has ever seen. He also knows and shares his filmmaking experiences on a wealth of super 8 topics includingSingle 8, Super 8 prints, optical blow-ups to16mm . He is the founder /CEO ofIB Cinema. He isa wealth of information and so knowledgable that wefollow him religiously, using software to translatehis blogs into English. In Europe there is a very different Super 8 culture than in the USA.Ignacio shares a much more physical Super 8 experience with lots of film projection and working with very traditional Super 8 processes.
In Super 8 we have a dedicated black and white film stock that has a unique look. Known as Tri-X, at Pro8mm, we call it Super8/66. Tri-X has been around since the 1940’s for both still and moving image photography. But because it is a reversal film is has a very limited amount of exposure latitude, at a fixed ASA of 200. For this reason a lot of projects that want the black and white film look choose to shoot on color negative film, and turn the film to black and white in editing.
The first chapter in our re-write of 'The Power of Super 8 Film' book is now available! The first chapter titles 'Finding a Super 8 Camera.'Putting your hands on a Super 8 film camera should not be that difficult to do. Between In the 1965s and 80 over 65 million were sold. I once read that at its peak, 1 in 5 households in the U.S. had a Super 8 film camera. In addition, most things were made of metal back in those days. By today’s standards, they were way over-designed to last. The manufacturers began to change to plastic in the mid 1970’s so older Super 8 film cameras are often some of the best. It is not that unusual to find a 50-year-old working Super 8 film camera.