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The Return of SUPER 8mm Film in 2016?

January 29, 2016

The Return of SUPER 8mm Film?Well KODAK, the major chemical photographic film worldwide manufacturer, will be trying…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Return of SUPER 8mm Film in 2016?

Topics: Behind the Scenes, Films - Shorts - Animation, Learning-Education-Tools, Stop Motion | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “The Return of SUPER 8mm Film in 2016?”

  1. George says:

    I still shoot on 16mm, and appreciate what Kodak is doing. I shot with a Beaulieu 4008 way back when, and it would be my first choice even today if I were shooting Super-8.

  2. Tim Smyth says:

    I have to agree with Nick as far as it coming back to mainstream. I think the camera film and processing are still pricey, especially for someone just starting out. The last film I made a Super 8 film was in 2003, I have been shooting digitally since, however if I were to go back to film, and I may someday, (I never say never) my Cine Kodak Special II 16mm camera offers so may more options for doing trick work that I would not even consider Super 8. And the price would be basically the same with a much better image.

    I agree with you on not having a single frame lever on the camera, kind of dumb.

    However, after saying all that, I wish Kodak the best of luck, and hope that plenty of newbies try it out and discover the wonder of Super 8 film.

  3. StopmoNick says:

    I honestly can’t see it coming back except as the very niche medium it is today. I started on Standard 8mm film, stopped for a few years and came back to it with 16mm, and eventually shot on 35mm. So I appreciate film, I put a few years into learning how to work the cameras and light for it … but after using DSLRs, I don’t want to go back to the uncertainty of not knowing if the shot was good until the film is processed.


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