Month: January 2014

Posted on: January 27, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Telecine and motion picture film scanners

After shooting and developing 8mm motion picture film, one might want to transfer it to a digital format. This is quite complicated actually, since there are no consumer or easy solutions available. Most people just capture their original film playing on a projector with a digital camera. Although it looks …

Posted on: January 20, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Getting film material

Unfortunately the variety of 8mm film material still available has decreased over the past years. The popular Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009 and even its processing ended in 2013. Kodachrome (English version) from schmalfilm magazin on Vimeo. Although points of sale are increasingly difficult to find, there are some dealers left, …

Posted on: January 14, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm motion picture film format

8mm film is a motion picture film standard developed by Kodak in 1932 to create a cheap “home movie” format. Its most famous filmed sequence undoubtedly being the Zapruder film, capturing the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Super8 was released in 1965 and quickly …

Posted on: January 12, 2014 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 1

My Super8 8mm Experiment – LEICINA SPECIAL

Last time I visited my parents, I took the LEICINA SPECIAL with me. It’s a Super8 8mm film camera produced by Ernst Leitz GmbH in Germany between 1972 and 1977. Ernst Leitz GmbH is the former corporation of Leica Camera AG. The LEICINA SPECIAL records on 8mm film cartridges up to 50ft in …