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Super 8 Filmmakers Guide: Cameras and Accessories

8/03/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Many times you can find working cameras at thrift shops. Learn what features you need to look for and how to test for them.

Shanks FX also goes over some key camera accessories that will help in maximizing your ability to get the most out of this format.

He has put together a PDF of great links that go into further detail about film stocks, cameras, and shooting tips. You will also find links to some of the items he purchased for his Super 8 camera.

Special thanks to RYAN TIMMS for letting us borrow his Canon 814 Super 8 camera.

Music by: BIG FOK
Camera by: KYLE PLATZ

In Association with: PBS Digital Studios

This 3 part series will go over everything you need to know in order to shoot on Super 8 film. We will update this post as soon as Shanks FX will share more videos.

Part 2 will deal with shooting a test roll and how to send off roll to get it processed and digitized.

Part 3 will document us shooting a little 2 page script on Super 8 film and the challenges that come with shooting a narrative story on film.

Text, image and video via Shanks FX

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