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!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Did you blink!

I knew we should have timed this. I think we have a new record in signing people up to take part in OTS8 events this fall. I thought Winnipeg was fast signing up 30 filmmakers (with a waiting list intact).

But Regina and Montreal both blasted out of the gates singing people up in records times, with both events reaching their participant limits well before the cut off deadlines.

That means film is in hands and cameras are rolling. I have word that 4 films have already been completed and returned in Regina.

With lots of sunshine on the prairies this week, hopefully people can make use of the bright light for their masterful super 8 films.

So the sad news is, there are no more openings for people to shoot OTS8 films for the events this fall. The good news is, let the anticipation start building for the screenings!!!

I'll be posting a blog in a couple days, giving some tips and hints for shooting a successful OTS8. Some handy pointers that will increase your chances of success, and bring your vision to the screen. Stay posted.

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