I have a Canon super-8 camera, and I shot a few B/W rolls, several years ago, while on a weekend road trip around New Mexico. I also have a projector; seeing fresh-from-the-lab film projected on the silver screen is a real treat. I need to get a few more rolls and get out with it again.
Part of the technique of super-8 that's different from shooting video is that I am conscious of the 3 minute length to each cartridge; meaning that scenes are much crisper, more intentionally thought out than with video, where you just "hose the crowd down." I'm also aware of the possibility of montage with super-8, which is an assemblage of short, concise scenes that interrelate to tell a story. And all without sound. Challenging but fun, for sure.
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