Super 8 Motion Picture Format developed by Kodak in 1965. Designed before the age of digital video these silent cine cameras shoot on 50 feet reels of 8mm wide motion picture film
Cartridges and cameras were designed for ease of use and Super 8 quickly became the tool of choice for the home movie maker to respected film makers and artists alike.
Super 8 cartridges contain approximately 3600 frames giving a running time of 2:30 - 3:20 mins footage.
Cameras can shoot in a variety of frame rates allowing in camera special effects such as stop motion and timelapse.
Once exposed the film is then developed and watched on a film projector or telecined (scanned) to watch in a digital format.
Although the Super 8 industry died almost over night with the introduction of digital video, the format still lives on. Cameras and dozens of beautiful colour and black and white film stocks are readily available producing moody, evocative, romantic images that digital formats just cant replicate.
Because of this super 8 regularly appears in feature films, documentaries, TV productions, music videos, advertising campaigns and in recent years experienced a renaissance within the wedding market rebelling against “long, boring, cheesy wedding videos”.