This isn't technical so much as aesthetic but I think it may be of help for those who want to explore Super-8 further...
Check out the works of Guy Maddin - a true original and artist from my home city of Winnipeg. His latest release is out on DVD now and it's called My Winnipeg. But his earlier works -- Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Careful, and The Saddest Music in the World among the best examples -- have a weird beauty about them and have a patched-together hand-made quality that goes well with Super-8.
His 'look' and techniques could be a good inspiration for anyone here.