SXSW 2010: The Power of Super 8 Film


What is the place of Super 8 Film in the digital world? Austin-based South by Southwest (SXSW) tackles the wonders of using Super 8 Film in this year’s SXSW Music and Media Conference & Festival.


Not long ago, South by Southwest (SXSW) held its annual Interactive, Film and Music conferences & festivals in Austin, Texas. There were 250+ films, 1800+ bands, 400+ talks, 4 exhibitions, and hundreds of special events featured, including the wonders of Super 8 film – a motion picture film format, which was produced by Kodak in the ’60s.

Led by Pro8mm President Philip Vigeant, the SXSW speakers which included Trigger Studios Adam Garner, independent filmmaker Ashley Maynor of Preservation Project Films, and Branden Lower of A Bryan Photo, they discussed the advantages and challenges of using Super 8 film. Going for an art nouveau look? Want something a bit more vintage looking? Like the gritty, scratchy appeal of U2’s Rattle & Hum? With just a cartridge change you can achieve the look that you want!

Find out more about the power of Super 8 film with this SXSW video:

written by shhquiet on 2010-06-21 #lifestyle #festival #film #analogue #super-8 #sxsw #analogue-lifestyle #music-and-media-conference


  1. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    next step for , develop "new" super8 products, this would be nicce.. and even a new dimension :-D

  2. mattydk
    mattydk ·

    excellent post. I love Super 8.

  3. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    let's all save SUPER 8!

  4. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Yeah and cheaper processing!

  5. simonjamesonweston
    simonjamesonweston ·

    I have a Bell&Howell Super 8 that is great apart from processing - I live in Hong Kong and so have to send films to the USA for developing. If you are going to make new Super 8 cameras - can you also help with getting film developed globally too please???

  6. flanflipflop
    flanflipflop ·

    I have a Yashica electro 800 super 8 camera i love it and have made some simple but great keepsake movies of family and friends. viva super8.x

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