Posts Tagged ‘super8’

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

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A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. But it’s getting harder and harder to actually use the things, as stocks of film cartridges dwindle.

To the rescue comes Nolab, a project to build a digital adapter that will allow any Super 8 camera to shoot 720p HD video. Read more…

Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Used His iPhone When Money Ran Out

When Malik Bendjelloul — director of the Academy Award-winning documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man‘ — ran out of money just a few necessary shots away from completing his film, he wasn’t sure what he was going to do. He had decided to shoot the film on a Super 8 film camera, but the cost of film had taken a larger toll on his budget than he had expected.

That’s when he stumbled onto the $2 iPhone app that saved his film and, to some extent, is the reason Bendjelloul now has an Oscar sitting on his mantle. Read more…