I finally got back my footage from my first attempt at filming video on my vintage Super 8mm camera. I have to admit, it’s very nerve-racking not knowing what your footage will look like or if it will even develop at all. Yet, I was thrilled at the chance to play with a new format.
I’m happy with the results. Of course, there are things I would do differently. First, I would film more. With Super 8, you only get 3 minutes per-roll of film. Because of this, I didn’t shoot any scene for very long for fear of running out of footage. I shot two rolls of film (six minutes). While this is plenty for a two-minute final video, I think I would have liked even more to chose from. Second, I would have told the model to slow down in some shots so there wasn’t so much movement in every frame. I think I would have also directed her to do more looking at the camera. Although, I was also styling and co-directing the film photos being taken, so I didn’t want to spend too much time and energy worrying about this video. Especially since it just for fun.
I think that this camera shoots beautifully in good daylight. However, I don’t mind our dark and moody scenes at sunset. This video hasn’t been color edited, so this is the actual film on its own.