WHAT IS SUPER 8?
Super 8 is a film format released by Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format. Its original intent was to record the everyday lives of families and friends. Its ease of use and ability to swap film cartridges mid-shoot allowed for widespread growth and popularity in the 1960s. When used today, there is a sense of nostalgia that harkens back to those classic first days of home movies.
DOES SUPER 8 HAVE SOUND?
Super 8 is film and therefore does not record sound. This is, however, a huge advantage because it allows our shooters to interact with our subjects without having our voices over the entire film. With the shooters direction, we can create environments where beautiful moments can occur.
HOW LONG IS THE FILM?
We will edit the film into two versions: long and short. The long version (20 - 25 minutes) is all of the footage from the entire day set to music and, due to its length, is ideal for close friends and family. The short version (3-4 minutes) is the edited film of the day and is perfect to send out to all of the wedding guests, post online or watch over and over again.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE FILM?
We do shoot the wedding on a physical media, but you won't have to worry about getting a film projector. We send all of our film to Pro8mm in Burbank, California, where it is processed and digitized for your convenience. We then edit the film and present it on DVD. There are other options available such as an iPhone/iPad, HD digital file or Apple TV.
WHY SHOOT SUPER 8?
We want the stories of our weddings to be driven by emotional moments rather than perfect reality of the day. Digital video tends to show exactly what happened, what people said and what everything looked like. With Super 8, the quality of film creates an instant transcendence of time that brings joy every time it is viewed.
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
Our aim is to "shoot like the uncle." It is that mindset that allows us to build a relationship and comfort with our subjects. Also, it drives us to get in close to the action and capture great moments that can't be filmed from a distance. At the end of the day, we hope the film feels like it was created by someone who knows you well.