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I want one. What do I need to know. Anyone got any experience?
I just found the manual online and bought that and there's a shop just near Baker St in London that do all the film, they'll post it I think. I can't remember the name but I'll let you know when I do.
if you struggle finding anything online. If I find mine you may have it. I bought it for a friend of mine (who is no longer a friend) and it's just sat at my mum's house somewhere. It's quite a heavy one though...
Thanks for the advice - PM me if you're serious about sale - But there's also loads on ebay...
i'm not sure if they do processing anymore - i remember last time i took some in they said they weren't going to honour them for much longer (but then, it was really old film that i'd bought from them several years beforehand). it's good that you get the processing done, but it is about £35 for 3 minutes which isn't amazing.
i've been meaning to get some for ages and was gonna go here:
where it's £9.99, on a sliding scale for the more you buy, but it doesn't include processing, which i haven't investigated the cost of. i think if you post it away though it's not too expensive, a bunch of my friends have done that.
Knocking people who like super 8 sounds pretty try-hard to me.
as in 'try hard to create an authentic, atmospheric, emotional feel to your work' because if so, then super 8 is really great to work with and can bring out all kinds of different effects and moods and produce some amazing footage.
if you mean it in the sense that i know you do, then please do one, you total gimp.
or is that only if you then want to broadcast it?
i did a job once where i had to take super8 films from Cardiff to some place in Camden for processing, then just fannied about in London for about 6 hours, picked up the developed films, and took them back to Cardiff.
there are tonnes of experiments you can do without being too precious with it. Unfortunately it is pretty expensive for such a playful medium, and seems to have become a bit of a gimmick in recent years. Having said that I think it can be used in good ways, and certainly doesn't have to be try hard. I think people need to realise the difference between striving to be fashionable and just wanting to have a go at something you actually like or are interested in.
The place near baker street is called The Widescreen Centre, on Dorset Street: http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/Catalogue/Super_8_and_Std8_Film_Processi.html
You can get a standard colour stock for £26 process paid. It will give you about two and a half minutes of footage
There's also the Soho Film Lab who are great, and will telecine your film to digital, should you want to edit that way. Its all pretty pricey though.
no.w.here lab in Bethnal Green runs workshops like this every now and then: http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=3&subCat=docdetail&&id=190
so its probably worth signing up to their mailing list or checking the site every now and then if you're interested in that sort of thing. If you did one of these you wouldn't need to spend the money on having someone else processing your stock every time.
Hopefully this provides some sort of starting point. I wish you luck.
for a mega helpful post. Cheers!
Its all a bit bewildering when you haven't done this sort of thing before.
I really want to do one of those processing courses myself
There's also this bizarre shop in Hackney called Umit and Son which you can get Super 8 projectors from as well as tonnes of b-movie on the format
Its worth a look at any rate