Introducing: Super 8mm films

I've never been the photographer that's just dying to pick up videography equipment... that is until my husband's grandmother gave me a camera she wasn't even sure worked anymore that has sat dormant for the last 20 years.

It's a Canon 310xl, aka canon's lightweight Super8mm camera. I wasn't even sure it worked, or that I was working it right, but I took a chance and purchased a $50 roll of film, paid for processing and conversion to a digital file, and figured out some editing software and put it all together.

First off, I am giving mad props to allllllll the videographers out there hustling and putting in the overtime looking at the same footage over and over again nitpicking until it's perfect. To be a successful videographer, you have to have so many things going through your mind on film day.

What do I want to capture? How do I want to capture it? What do I want in frame? What perspective do I need to shoot this from? What vibe am I going for?

Videographers must constantly ask themselves these questions to make the footage work for them, and even then the film day is only a tiny fraction of the work put in to the final product.

I speak frequently about the authenticity in film, which is the main reason why it is my specialty. Super 8mm films go a step beyond the still frame film photos in bringing the viewer back to the present. You capture motion, facial expressions, interactions, and atmosphere of the moment which just isn't possible on still mediums along. Here are some stills from my Honeymoon on Super 8mm film.