ISSUE #1 (NOV/DEC 2005)
An Interview with Kodak - Eastman Kodak's Colette Scott, Worldwide Manager of the Education Segment of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division reveals some interesting facts and insights into the future plans of Super-8 at Kodak.
ISSUE #2 (JAN/FEB 2006)
Interview with Ben Crowe - Ben Crowe won an award at the Cannes Film Festival last year with his ten minute Super-8 film. Find out how he did it, and how he made the film in this in-depth and inspirational interview.
ISSUE #3 (MARCH/APRIL 2006)
Interview with Cindy Stillwell - Cindy's film, High Plains Winter, was just shown on January, 2006 at the Sundance Film Festival. Find out how she made the film, and what it's like to be at Sundance.
ISSUE #4 (MAY/JUNE 2006)
A Guide to Film Festival Submission - Ten basic talking points designed to help you understand the festival process, and increase your chances of getting that film accepted by the screening committee.
ISSUE #5 (JULY/AUG 2006)
Super-8 Camera Reincarnation - Mitch Perkins explains how to get at least some use out of that broken camera you were going to throw in the dumpster.
ISSUE #6 (SEPT/OCT 2006)
Interview with Justin Lovell - Justin Lovell's short Stuntman won the International Award at the NOMOS film festival and is also profiled on Kodak's website.
ISSUE #7 (NOV/DEC 2006)
A Tale of Two Women - Popular singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and director Cline Mayo team up to work on a new film called Pretty Broken, about an institutionalized patient suffering from mood disorder .
|ISSUE #8 (JAN/FEB 2007)
The Halogenuros Project - Perhaps the most ambitious Super-8 film ever. This nine minute short is an example of what Super-8 can do when made into a 35mm negative through a modern Digital Intermediate.
|ISSUE #9 (MARCH/APRIL 2007)
Carving Out A Niche With NCP Films - An interview with the two principals of NCP Films, one of the hottest companies around making specialized films, and incorporating Super-8 into many of them.
|ISSUE #10 (MAY/JUNE 2007)
Super-8 and the Factory Girl - When Super-8 was used extensively for the feature film Factory Girl recently, it was big news. Now get the facts behind it all by reading this extensive interview with Director of Photography Michael Grady.
Why Vinnie Carponzo Hates Trains - The inside scoop on the making of a bank heist caper, all shot in Canada with Kodak’s breathtaking Vision 2 negative film.
All About Anamorphics…Part 2 - A continuation of a short history lesson from Tony Shapps who has been involved in widescreen formats for the small gauge filmmaker for several decades.
Making “Gordon” - Joel Potrykus’ account of a 20-minute Super-8 film he recently made – from concept to shooting to telecine transfer.
Colorlab - A tour through this Maryland based film lab, which also offers telecine work, and optical printing.
Not-So-Special Effects - Making a film with no budget is common in the Super-8 world. But how about one filled with monsters and special effects? The inside story of The Naked Monster.
Super-8 from eBay to YouTube - Venus on the Half Shell is a vintage clothing store in Maryland. What better way to promote such a store than the free internet via YouTube? The staff of the store decided to do just that, and on Super-8 film to boot.
Bringing Film to Video: The World of Telecine - Patrick Cooper walks us through the possibilities of the telecine world, that last but all important step of taking your film and digitizing it for editing and copying.
Book Review: Homemade Hollywood - A book about the current world and history of fan films might seem a little limited, but nevertheless, it is full of pleasant surprises.
When the Levee Breaks - The story of documentary filmmaker Helen Hill, whose life tragically ended in New Orleans at the hands of a robber shortly after the flood of 2006.
The Aesthetics of Super-8 Anarchy - Craig Smith is an underground filmmaker’s underground filmmaker. His Psychedelic Glue Sniffin Hillbilies from 1993 is now ready to attack the DVD shelves.
A Leveling Plate and Rod Support for the Beaulieu 4008 - For use of professional matte boxes, an accessory rod support system is needed for your camera. Here is a review of a handmade version from ACS Products.
The 2nd International Cambridge Super-8 Festival - Last year’s Strawberry festival in Cambridge, U.K. is now an annual event. Ian Helliwell is also interviewed about his work in experimental films.
Taking 8mm to Hi-Definition - Hi-Def is going to be the norm, so here is a prep of all you need to know when taking the plunge to have that Super-8 classic, new or old, transferred to HD.
Event S.O.S. - Two Canadian filmmakers come to Ohio to showcase Super-8 films, projected on a screen in a local chapel, and play to a packed house.
A Black and White Treat for the Eyes - Justin Aguirre’s film, Popsicle, a four-and-a-half minute widescreen Super-8 short, proves what a 20 year old filmmaker with a small budget and a good idea can do.
Sound Advice II: - Useful tips on using the computer for editing and mixing your soundtracks, along with what to do before giving your work to a professional mixer for the finish.
BOOK REVIEW: The Manual of Successful Movie Making - Many years ago there was Ivan Watson, a prolific movie maker and writer that inspired many amateur filmmakers. One of his out-of-print books is now available again on-line, and it proves that knowledge and inspiration are timeless.
Film Theory and Study: Cléo from 5 to 7 - Continuing the Film Theory and Study series, two scenes from Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7 are highlighted to demonstrate the effect of mise-en-scène to create character development.
Roger Toulemonde, the man with a Super-8 camera - From the days of showing movies in his car to the latest shows of Cinerotic, a bicycle driven erotic film show, the French New Wave is back in the form of Mr. Toulemonde, ready to entertain the viewers in new ways unimagined.
Top of the Line Cameras: The Bauer A512 - The third of a four-part series highlighting the best performing Super-8 cameras in all of Super-8 history.
Making the Grade - A review of the Pro814 camera sold by Pro8mm for $795. What’s wrong and what’s right with the camera, and what kind of results can be achieved with it.
Martha Colburn’s Super-8 Film Alchemy - The amazing, talented, and intriguing Ms. Colburn; her Super-8 roots, history, and filmmaking are analyzed with an in-depth look at this hardworking creative genius.
All About Anamorphics…Partly the Cinemascope Story - A short personalized history lesson from Tony Shapps who has been involved in widescreen formats for the small guage filmmaker for several decades.
Pocket Film Viewer…for Your Own Masterpieces - Take a toy film viewer that plays a short strip of Super-8 film, replace it with your own Super-8 movie, and create the perfect novelty gift. Here’s a detailed instruction on how to do it.
Interview with Eric Stanze - Eric Stanze, the director who makes low-budget horror films, discusses his Super-8 adventures with the film Ice from the Sun.
Secrets of Encoding Super-8 - The technical scope of converting the Super-8 image into something that can be used on your computer. It’s more involved than you think.
Patrick Cooper’s Guide to Understanding Photography - A photographic primer for the new student, the curious, or a brush-up course for the filmmaker who has been on the sidelines for awhile. It’s different from digital.
Top of the Line Cameras: The Nizo Professional - The final installment of a four-part series highlighting the best performing Super-8 cameras in all of Super-8 history
DVD Review: The Super8 Diaries Project - A four year project that encompasses a collage of music videos from Australian garage bands and takes on documentary proportions.
Antonin Artaud’s Film Theory - Studying an avant-garde artist’s theory through the frames of the first surreal film: The Seashell and the Clergyman, made in 1927.
Green Eights and Ham - Who says Super-8 can’t go green? A short checklist to remember when shooting your film on how to keep the environment clean and green.
Sundown and the Action Begins - The newest drive-in happens to be in Kettering, Ohio — at least for a night anyway.
The Passion of the Filmmaker - The greatest filmmaker in the world has never shot a single frame of film. What it takes to be one of the few — in your heart and mind.
The Seven Year Itch - Eight years ago Peter Hearn made a feature on Super-8 called Appleseed Lake. But things didn’t end up as planned, and now it’s time to remaster and release the film.
To Catch a Thief - What happens when one Super-8 aficionado heads for the freeway during a Super Bowl half-time to film a sunset, and ends up leaping on the hood of a moving car.
Super-8 in the Snow - Filming in the winter and especially with snow on the ground requires some different techniques and planning for proper exposure and realistic looking footage.
Why You Need This Camera - Nikon still makes a great camera for Super-8 filmmakers, and it’s called the FM10. It may be a 35mm still camera, but if you really want to make movies with film, this camera is a must-have.
DVD REVIEW: Automatons - Just out on DVD, a complete feature made almost exclusively with Kodak Super-8 Tri-X and with a 1950s sci-fi look and appeal. Is the film entertaining or just a novelty?
Film Theory and Study: Key Largo - This analysis of a classic from 1948 looks at one single 48-second scene from the director’s and editor’s viewpoints: shot by shot.
The Tete Offensive - Travelling to Mozambique in 1995 to make a film about digging up abandoned land mines causes one filmmaker more than he bargained for. At least land mines were expected to be dangerous, but the unexpected held even worse luck.
Top of the Line Cameras: The Leitz Leicina Special - The second of a four-part series highlighting the best performing Super-8 cameras in all of Super-8 history.
Sound Advice - Sound can be equally as important as the picture, but often is an afterthought in small productions. Knowledge you need to know to make the most professional soundtracks and how to get the loudest ‘bang’ for the buck.
Directions of Encounter - Super-8 as it as never been used before, in a new multi-dimensional abstract art presentation which allows you to walk along super-sized Super--8 frames.
Guerilla Filmmaking - What you need to know to make your low-budget film from costuming and makeup to location, food, and hiring actors. Every obstacle can be overcome with some planning and a guerilla mindset.
A Call to Arms - Why Super-8 is still a very viable format in the 21st Century, and why it has become a part of the digital world, which makes it a great learning tool for beginners.
Hand Made Film Camp - Take a group of people for a week, throw them together into the mountains guided by an off-beat professor, shake them up and stir vigorously,and you come out with a bunch of filmmakers who can make movies without cameras.
Top of the Line Cameras: The Beaulieu 4008 ZM II - The first of a four-part series highlighting the best performing Super-8 cameras in all of Super-8 history.
MONKS - An in-depth look at Sean Blosl's Super-8 short called Monks, a film that examines the Tibetan monks, from inside the Seara Monastery. Surrounded by 200 monks, Mr. Blosl used his Minolta XL401 to tell his perspective and sense of the view from within.
Music Video Corner: Strategy of Tragedy - A look at the making of a Super-8 music video, from the filmmaker's perspective.
Elmo GS1200 Conversion to HTI... Made Easy - A demonstration on how to convert any Elmo GS1200 projector into a Xenon HTI-powered turbo projector capable of over 1,000 lux blasting onto the screen.
The First of Many Strawberry Super-8 Film Festivals? - The first annual Strawberry Film Festival, its origins and the feelings from within the event are highlighted in this extraordinary show in the city of Cambridge.
DVD Review: Factory Girl - The first theatrically released movie featuring extensive original Super-8 footage to help tell its story is now on DVDF, viewed, and reviewed on an entertainment level.
Film Theory and Study: Revisiting Jaws - Patrick Cooper analyzes the movie Jaws, what set it apart from traditional movies up to that time, and how it cha nged cinema thereafter.