∞ Lost in the shades of a sunday noon

Made on a single cartridge of Super 8 film without any editing or post production. Premiered at straight 8‘s Sheffield Documentary Festival screening in 2010. Soundtrack is called “Comets on fire” composed by Kyriakos Spiliotopoulos.

Shot on a Braun Nizo s560
Filmstock: Kodak Vision3 200T
Processed & Telecine by SOHO lab


What is straight8?

Straight 8 began in 1999 when a bunch of people accepted a challenge to make a short turnaround, no budget, three minute film on a single cartridge of super 8 without editing, but with a cinema audience guaranteed.
25 people: directors, producers, runners, d.p.’s, editors, writers, actors, a d.j, a cinema manager and various others braved the challenge. it was bold and it was loose. there was no expectation.

Over time straight 8 grew and great things have happened — like our annual event at Cannes and screening in great cinemas and even on TV. The experimental spirit is still there but the films started becoming a lot more polished and clever. And more and more people have joined in — close to a thousand straight 8’s have been made now. That’s a lot of stories that might still be in heads or on paper but are now in the can and that makes us smile.

∞ My new life

Highly experimental super8 film which was screened in Sheffield Doc/Fest – “Attack of the 50 foot reels” session. This is a single cartridge film with no editing/corrections, just a soundtrack (macera by grupses) was added.

Shot on a Eumig 860 PMA
Filmstock: Kodak Ektachrome 64T
Processed & Telecine by Yale Lab & Flickerla

What is Attack of the 50 foot reels?

Each filmmaker chooses one roll (50 feet) of KODAK Super 8 film. Tri-x (black & white) Plus-x (black & white) Ektachrome (color) Vision 200 (color negative) Vision 500 (color negative). The filmmakers shoot their films in order, in other words, all editing and cuts that are made, are made IN CAMERA. There are no splicers used. To make sure of this, the filmmakers turn in their “unprocessed” film to Flicker. Flicker hands the film over to Yale film and video for processing. The films are then transferred at Yale to digital video for viewing on the large Egyptian screen. The films are transferred for best color and contrast – NO EDITS or CUTS are made within the content of the film. The filmmakers give flicker their music, soundtrack, soundscape which will be orginal scores created for their film. The sound is started with the first picture, so if it works it works. It’s all up in the air, like life, everyday a surprise. You never know what you’re going to get. And that’s the way it is with the daring and nervous filmmakers awaiting this year’s ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS!

http://www.sheffdocfest.com/films/show/4794

Autumn in Brussels

Shot on a Eumig 860 PMA
Filmstock: Wittner Chrome 40T
Processed & Telecine by Dwayne’s Photo

Snow in Brussels

Shot on a Braun Nizo S560
Filmstock: Kodachrome 40
Processed & Telecine by Dwayne’s Photo

Agean

Shot on a Canon 514 XL-S
Filmstock: Agfa moviechrome 40
Processed by Super8.nl
Telecine by Bidav

The gardener

Shot on a Canon 514 XL-S
Filmstock: Kodachrome 40
Processed & Telecine by Dwayne’s Photo

Forest

Shot on a Canon 514 XL-S
Filmstock: Kodachrome 40
Processed & Telecine by Dwayne’s Photo

Maastricht

Shot on a Canon 518 sv
Filmstock: Kodachrome 40
Processed & Telecine by Dwayne’s Photo