One Take Super 8 Event

The One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8) began in 2000, with 20 filmmakers each shooting a single reel of Super 8 film, which then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All the films were shown as shot. No cuts. No splices. The popularity of this non-competitive festival has allowed it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. To date over 1000 films have been created for over 50 One Take Super 8 Events across North America!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Syracuse Review

Another 20 films are now part of One Take Super 8 Event history thanks to a fantastic event presented by the Dropped Frames Media Society in Syracuse, New York. Jess Lance and her crew did a great job of organizing the filmmakers, and Funk 'n Waffles were our gracious hosts and we packed the place to premiere the new films.

A first for OTS8 was presenting a live stream of the event out into cyberspace. Thanks to Jason Kohlbrenner for taking the inititive to set it up. We're seeing if we can make it available on demand for those who missed the event. Jason Kohlbrenner along with Brianna Kohlbrenner, Ken Keech, Vanessa Keech, Kazov Keech, and Brendan Rose were behind two of the nights many crowd favourites. Of particular note was 'Snow Shovel - Car got Stuck', which was a great homage to a 2006 OTS8 film by Terry Mialkowsky and Shannon Jardine 'Belt Buckle - Quonset Hut', made in Regina, but shown in Syracuse last year.

A big thank you to all the filmmakers who took part, and especially to all those who got really imaginative with performative audio pieces to accompany their films. From a cappella singing to spoken word, handheld harp to DJing from a cellphone's ring tones - it was exciting to hear creative approaches to live sound design.

You can see some pictures from the event posted on our facebook group, thanks to Brett Dougherty (who also designed the program and ran our audio for the screening).

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