Widescreen Super 8mm

Client

— Personal

Year

— Jun 2008

Technology

  • 8mm Film Camera
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Abelton Live
  • Propellerhead's Reason

 

 

Project overview

I shot this on a 1960's Minolta Super 8mm film camera. I customized the camera to shoot wide screen 1.85:1 by filing down one side of the film gate. The extra light reaches the audio strip on the side of the film and I was able to achieve a wide screen cinematic look without letter-boxing the footage.

I then had the film telecined to digital uncompressed HD files. After editing and color correcting, I recorded the soundtrack in Reason and did the sound design in Ableton Live.