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!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

8th Annual One Take is gearing up

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has approved our application, and is on board as the principal sponsor of this year's 8th Annual One Take Super 8 Event in Regina.

We're in the deep planning stages for this year's event. Once we have a date and location locked, we'll keep everyone updated!

Also, in the good news category:
Michael Rollo's 2005 film Patience is representing OTS8 in Greece.

Check out the link to see their very cool fest, especially unique in that they're filling the streets with super 8.

Would be nice to be there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

8 years strong!!!

Hard to believe that a very symbolic 8 years ago today we were recovering from our very first One Take Super 8 Event. Sure we were thrilled that the projectors didn't shred anyone's film, and that 21 new films had been created in our film community, but no one had any idea that it would lead to over 300 films in 7 cities, with screenings of the films all over the world. Quite an accomplishment for a little film fest from Regina, Saskatchewan.

And who knew then that I would still be able to buy super 8 film today (keep in mind, e-mail was just becoming common, DVDs were from the future, and saying facebook would make you sound illiterate. not to mention 'blogging' - forgive the irony). So, to honour our prestigious anniversary and humble beginnings, I've decided to post our program book from that night (as I luckily never lost a copy over the years).
Thanks again to Shawn Fulton for knowing how to use photoshop to help do a layout, during one sleepless night. Although the layout was high-tech, the printing was done covertly at an undisclosed office who, kindly but unknowingly, donated their xerox machine. I was good enough to bring my own glossy paper, and did a bang up cut and staple job minutes before the screening. Lots has changed since that night. Over half of the filmmakers no longer live in Regina. The antechamber exists only in spirit, and in many ways was ahead of its time but so needed at that point. OTS8 now owns its own projectors, splicer, and no longer has to beg for free beer in order to put on the festival. I hope to post the newspaper article that was written about our event, but it will take a bit of digging in the OTS8 archive. in the meantime, enjoy the program contents.

From a book I dusted off.

"The Nature of Movies. Movies mean what their name says: motion, action, subjects that move. But animated snapshots in which the subject, making a face, walks toward the camera, won't make a movie. The movement must have meaning. It must deal with events of interest: experiences, adventures, incidents. From this it is clear that movies are a story-telling medium." KODAK MOVIE PHOTOGUIDE, 1959

to the film-makers; keep up the effort.
to the viewers; thanks for filling seats.



Filmmaker - Title
Danny Scavusso
Troy Rhoades
Steve Cameron
Katherine Skelton - Overexposed
Nicholas Phillips - Warning
End of Program 1 - there will be a 5 minute intermission between each program

Shawn Fulton - Dogs
Terryll Loffler - Exit
Alex Rogalski - 1/4" = 7 miles.
Percy Fuentes
Jason Britski - June 4th
Dave Johnson - Bad News TV
Craig Dickin
Gerald Saul - Archipalageo
End of Program 2

Tyler Banadyga - Painting in Progress
Shane Eason - JC
Jordan Epp - Wash Day
Jesse Linklater
Michael Rollo - Brain Damage
Seema Goel - IM8
Brett Kashmere
robert.daniel.pytlyk. - when rest is assured.
end of one take super8 event

Peggy @Kodak Canada
Exclusive Film
Terryll Loffler
Shawn Fulton (big up!)
Crystal Massier
Nick Miliokas