Watch Tara & Howard's 'Cinematic Wedding Video' filmed at the fantastic Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire.
Read about Katie and Chris' Wedding at St Giles House in Wimborne on ONCEWED Website
s8 films produced the 'Cinematic Wedding Video' for the couple. Thanks for the mention ONCEWED
What is Super-8 film?
Whenever you see "home movie" footage from the 1960's and 1970s, the chances are that it would have been filmed on Super 8 format, as this was the main filming medium used at the time. Super 8 wedding film has become popular in part thanks to the retro style footage from that era.
Kodak launched the revolutionary Super 8mm film format in May 1965, with the idea of making film-making available to all. It was progression from the earlier formats such as “double” and “Regular” 8 film. The film itself has smaller perforations down one edge, facilitating a greater area for exposure, and allowing for the later development of an oxide strip to run along the opposite side on to which sound could be recorded.
The '8' refers to how wide the film is itself, 8mm! People used mechanical Super 8 movie cameras and celluloid film cartridges to shoot their holidays, weddings and special events. The film stock is sometimes known as Cine film, Super 8mm or Super 8 but it's all the same thing - this can be confusing!
But why use Super-8 now in the digital age?
While technology continues to develop at a frenetic pace around the world, so grows an analogue renaissance alongside it, as filmmakers turn to older technologies to recreate the classic look from days gone by.
Couples looking for a vintage style wedding video have increasingly been turning to videographers who can offer Super 8 wedding video. Super 8 has the unmistakable “look and feel” of real movie film, indeed, many famous movie directors started out shooting with Super 8 in their teenage years.
We love using it for our Weddings because it always captures the atmosphere of the day with a lovely timeless, vintage look and feel.
Click on the links below to see our Super 8 Wedding Films and to see why we love it.
In 2016 Kodak is brought out a new Super-8 camera designed by Yves Behar. Could this kickstart a whole new genration of Super 8 film loving fans!
Watch Katie and Chris's Cinematic Wedding Video filmed at the fabulous St Giles House, Wimborne, Dorset.
Katie & Chris's Cinematic Wedding film, filmed at the stylish St Giles House in Dorset.
'Chris and Olivia's' Super-8 Wedding Video London
Many congratulations to Olivia and Chris, a lovely couple from London for whom we were honoured to shoot a lovely wedding video for recently. The wedding was shot on 8mm Cine film, or Super 8 film as it is also known as.
We were incredibly excited to be shooting this wedding. Not only did it promise to be a wonderful day, but the locations allowed us to shoot some amazing Super 8 film in London, using Tower Bridge as a back-drop.
The day began with the bridal preparations at Olivia’s flat. Nerves and excitement were both present, perhaps in equal measure. With the help of Bridesmaids Sophie and Lauren, Olivia was soon ready for a departure to the church, and her beautiful dress looked amazing in the morning sunshine. Shooting people and outfits on occasions like this just looks fantastic on Super 8 film, and it was a wonderful introduction to the wedding video.
The wedding ceremony was to take place at St Etheldreda’s Church, the second oldest Roman Catholic Church in England. With the sun glinting through the majestic stained glass windows, the couple read out their vows in the presence of both families and best men William and Michael.
Following the ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Dutta made their way to Butler’s Wharf Chop House on the South Bank. Butler’s Wharf gives some magnificent sweeping views of London Bridge and allowed for us to get some fantastic wedding film in London, a fitting back-drop to this couple’s perfect day.
As evening approached and the wedding party finished their drinks at Butler’s Wharf, it was a short journey to the Blue Print Café at London’s Design Museum for the wedding breakfast, preceded by some of the speeches.
The amazing setting was perfect for us once again to shoot the couple with a fantastic setting, while video of guests arriving and filling up on good times at the venue made for some great wedding cinematography.
The Blueprint Café was a fitting venue for the newly wedded couple, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving guests an incredible view of the capital city as daylight gave way to darkness, and London became illuminated. The dance floor also became illuminated, allowing us to shoot some entertaining footage of family and friends celebrating the night with their retro wedding video being shot every step of the way.
It was smiles aplenty and cameras at the ready for the first dance, captured in all its glory on our 8mm cine film. The cutting of the cake always looks magical on Super 8 film, and following these festivities the party was in full swing for the evening.
s8 films Olivia and Chris all the very best for their future, and hope they love the cine film wedding video in London as much as we loved shooting it.
Watch the Cinematic-Wedding-Video Trailer filmed at Ashridge House, Hertfordshire.
'A ROMANTIC TEMPERLEY LONDON DRESS FOR AN ECCENTRIC ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING AT AYNHOE PARK'
Georgina and Nicholas were married at the magical Aynhoe Park on Saturday 5th September, one of our favourite venue's in the Oxfordshire Countryside. The theme of an eccentric English Country Wedding worked perfectly at Aynhoe. Interior designer Georgina Harper, looked stunning in her romantic Alice Temperley boho wedding dress, Bluebell which was also referenced for the wild flowers used. The Style of their Wedding Day at Anyhoe was laid back, family friendly with a sophisticated twist. The day was smoothly organised by Wedding Planner Liz Linkleter and after the first dance to “Riptide” by Vance Joy, the party was in full swing with music from the Family Funk Band. S8 films were on hand to film their amazing Wedding on Vintage Super 8 film.
Sophie and William chose to have a Classic and traditional Wedding, filled with music at the lovely Haileybury College Chapel in Hertford. Sophie's mum did a fantastic job with the flowers and we saw many familiar faces on the day, having shot Sophie's sister wedding Kirstin back in 2007. The Wedding reception took place in the amazing grounds of her family house nearby. Guests were treated to delicious food, great music and after the first dance to 'Ho Hey' by Lennon & Maisy Stella, the band 'Loaded' ripped it up for the rest of the evening!
s8 films were on hand to capture their Wedding day on beautiful Vintage
The amazing Vintage inspired Wedding of Melanie Westerlund and James Kirk at North Cadbury Court, July 2015