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, May 30, 2009

Days of Yore

Found this link to the NFB that showcases the origniators of travelling picture shows across Canada. After being across the country by plane, train, and car, with projectors and film reels in hand, I have a lot more respect for what these pioneers were trying to accomplish. I wonder how many spare bulbs they carried with them when travelling across the bumpy washboard gravel roads of Saskatchewan.

Here's a great gallery to check out to see how most people came in contact with original Canadian movies, in the days before multiplexes, TV, and Youtube (and our very own OTS8).

If you're longing for some super 8 movies during your summer vacations, the OTS8 2008 Regina DVD is ready for purchase. If you're in Regina, you can buy them at the filmpool for $15. Or if you want, drop us a line at onetakesuper8event(at), and we'll get you copy. The collection of 30 films are all on one DVD featuring great work from last November's event. The cases are beautifully screenprinted by Stacey Case (merchguy), DVD design by Terryll Loffler, and transfers done by Frame Discreet. It's as good of collection of small gauge film you'll find, and will tide you over until the next travelling super 8 projector comes through your town.