Film has generated huge buzz in Hollywood recently as the chosen medium for award-winning movie directors and blockbuster movies. Now the Kodak Super 8 Revival Initiative is being applauded by the industry’s top directors, many of whom got their start on Super 8 film.
What’s old is officially new again with a retro analogue revival and it seems that film industry leaders are looking forward to the new camera.
“While any technology that allows for visual storytelling must be embraced, nothing beats film. The fact that Kodak is building a brand new Super 8 camera is a dream come true. With a gorgeous new design, interchangeable lenses and a brilliant scheme for development and delivery of footage, this camera appears to be the perfect bridge between the efficiency of the digital world and the warmth and quality of analog,” JJ Abrams, Writer, Director, Producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens commented.
MEET KODAK’S SUPER 8
The Super 8 promises to bring new creative freedom for filmmakers by merging analogue magic with digital convenience through 8mm film.
Shooting Analogue usually means a lot of inconvenience but with Super 8, the process is streamlined. When you purchase film you will be buying the film, processing and digital transfer. The lab will send you your developed film back and email you a password to retrieve your digital scans from the cloud so you can edit and share in any way you choose.
The camera shoots variable speeds (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 FPS), with a fixed 6 mm, 1:1.2 – RICOH lens, manual focus and iris, and an integrated battery and charger via standard USB wall adapter.
The Super 8 is expected to be available Fall 2016, and is priced between USD$400 and $700.