His masters' choice
Why shoot Super 8?Super-8 Cameras have built in features and options that surpass what can be achieved on 16mm and 35mm AND dv camcorder special effects are best engineered when editing, making Super-8 the number one choice for the most versatile in camera effects imaginable.Film is a worthy medium. It costs money to pursue it, so people have to be serious enough about their images to shell out cash. Video's cheap all the way around - 500 channels and nothing's on.Super 8 offers education that you won't get if you only shoot video. Filmshooting is expensive; S8 helps teach shot discipline (why shoot 5 minute takes when you need only 5 seconds?). By running a S8 camera in manual mode the student learns the importance of focus, exposure, and framing. S8 offers an education on the nuances of different motion picture film stocks and film transfer craft.Super 8 is an ideal origination medium for podcasting and Internet distribution. Get the best of both old & new school. Shoot at 18fps, xfer into your NLE and spit out completed projects in the format of your choiceProjecting one's own footage in a dark room with the purring projector in the background certainly is a very cool experienceFilm also gives much better color, saturation, and contrast values than bleak video, try getting those beautiful looks in video. I also like analogue film grain.Film has immense cultural currency that video lacks. The film image has a sense of perspective or history, making it more suitable for drama and feature programming. Super 8 has the home movie heritage that can be used as a visual comment in a film.
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