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!