This in from Jonathan Hornby: Living The Legacy….The 82nd Airborne Division.
Jonathan, a long time client has been working for some time now producing pieces for the military. We have featured his work before, and we are delighted to share with you his current project.
"I recently finished a video project using super-8. In June I shot a roll of 50D in a Nikon R-10 Super 8 Camera, with an Isco x2 Anamorphic lens that gives the image a very wide frame, and a focusing diopter from Anamorphic Store. The film was processed and scanned with other film at the Pro8mm lab in December. You'll see that for this documentary I intercut the film with VHS archive videos, photos, and modern Sony mirrorless camera footage. I felt the wide angle super-8 footage gave a unique, timeless vibe that was appropriate for the subject matter as the story of these leaders that spanned many years while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division.” The first appearance of super-8 footage is seen at time 1:44.
In looking at this project, one of the things we love is that it shows the depth of creativity that goes into a good production. It made us think of our own early Anamorphic super 8 tests.
Over the years we have done huge amounts of work for the military, not only as promotion, but archiving personal legacies for Vets and their families. Many military personnel carried 8mm and Super 8 Cameras with them while they were deployed, and even onto the battlefield. The stories captured on these frames give us an intimate and in-depth look of military life not recorded any other way. We hope this will inspire you to find your own footage of those in your family who served. Ironically, a member from my own family was looking for a clip from his time in Japan in 1953 that he remembered we had transferred some 20 years ago. I am working with him to locate the clip on the original footage and have some photos made for him from the footage for his autobiography.