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.
In our last blog we talked about how in the midst of this pandemic the timing could not be better for independent filmmakers to pick up (and in some cases dust off as we have heard from some of you!) a Super 8 or 16mm camera, grab some film and pitch your project! As we see the inevitability of production continuing to change, here is an AMAZING example of how the talented Liza Voloshin was able to shoot the new #KatyPerry music video #Daisies despite the pandemic.
Pro8mm Introduces Low Cost Storage Options for Your Physical Film or Digital Files. Store your physical film or your digital file with our new 320 Terabyte server up to 1 year! Contract applies. If you don't pick up your film, read about new Terms of service. Storage is free for the first 30 days, but we can not store your film and files indefinitely free of charge.