Consider yourself and your significant other as hardcore analogue addicts? Why settle on digital videography on your wedding then, when you can have a super one with Super 8!
If you love Lomography and are going to be wed soon, it’s fairly easy to get analogue photos of the momentous occasion. You can have close friends and fellow Lomographers whip out their trusty LOMO LC-A’s and click away. But how about the videos? Is it even possible in this day and age?
Yes it is if you’re Jason Magbanua, the Philippines’ (and one of the world’s) premier wedding videographer, who is a Lomographer as well. He’s been making waves with his heartwarming and masterfully crafted videos. More often than not it’s done digitally but upon the behest of certain clients, he offers an option to shoot in sweet, sweet Super 8 film!
Here’s what Jason has to say on shooting shooting Super 8 and analog love:
There is a reason why audiophiles still prefer vinyls to compact discs, why people still shoot on film rather than CF cards.
And there is a reason why we are going to offer to shoot weddings on film and not just digital.
Shooting in film offers a warmth and atmosphere irreplicable in video. The vintage look of Super 8 is an excellent medium to use on your wedding day. It’s the epitome of memory. Super 8 is rough around the edges, grainy, flicker-full – much like the way we remember things.
Film is not about precision, faithful reproduction and high definition. Not more pixels but more feeling. Analog Love baby!
We have tried so hard to achieve the “film look”, that it only makes sense to do away with the “look” and shoot in “film” from the outset.
There’s really no better way to say it than the way he did, right?