1. This is one of several films that my Dad shot on Super 8 when I was a kid and most likely one of the reasons why I continue to be drawn to use Super 8 today. I have a bunch of these types of films and am going to work to get them online. This one I transferred on my own using my own projection setup and capturing with a DV camera. The results are not perfect by any means but maintains the look and feel of the original film. Nonetheless there is quite a bit more flicker in this capture than if I sent the films somewhere to have them professionally transferred. I'm guessing the film stock was old Kodachrome 40 but I have no way of knowing for sure.

    I'm the blonde haired boy and the dark haired boy is my younger brother Ryan. This film was shot in Padre Island, TX or somewhere thereabouts. I think I was 5 years old which makes this about the 1979 timeframe. Also in the film you can see my Mom (who I think was pregnant with my youngest brother Adam at this time).

    My Dad shot this film with an old JC Penny model Sanyko camera which I still have and shoot with from time to time.

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  2. Adam and Lauren were married on October 13, 2013 at Nags Head, North Carolina. This is a short (impromptu) film I shot using my Zeiss Ikon MovieFlex Super 8 film camera. This film documents the newly-weds, their friends and loved ones after their wedding at St. Andrews Chapel and then on the beach at Janette's Pier.

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  3. Shot this Super 8 film in September 2013 at the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City, OK. This was shot on a Canon 814 XLS using Kodak 500T Color Negative film. The audio track is original audio from the State Fair (actually two Sate Fairs; 2012 and 2013) and was recorded on a handheld Edirol R-09. Funny story about the little device and the film and audio track. At the end of the film you will hear my wife asking my son if he wants to ride this spaceship-looking ride that spins you around in a circle and makes you stick against the wall. The last thing you will hear is my voice saying, "Oh god!" Turns out I did ride the gravitron spaceship ride with my son - a couple of times - and it was pretty crazy. One of the things I had in my pocket at the time was the digital audio recorder which was sucked out of my pocket and into an opening along the wall beside me. I realized I was missing the recorder when I got off the ride and went back to ask if I could look for it. Thankfully the ride operator was nice enough to hold everyone in line while I searched the interior of the ride. Just when I was about to give up looking, I found it on the floor.

    Some other notes:
    I've been filming the State Fair for the past 7 or 8 years. Each year I will take a Super 8 camera and shoot a roll or two of film. One of these days I'm going to put together a compilation of all the State Fair footage into it's own short film.

    This film stars my wife, my son, and my daughter. Voices you will hear include my wife, my son, and myself and a bunch of other State Fair sounds.

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  4. Bike Riding, a Super 8 film short featuring Summit Gibson

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Home Movie Project - Super 8 Film

Aaron Gibson

This is a collection of original Super 8 films from my family.

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