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!

Monday, April 19, 2010

SOS 2.

8 pm Saturday April 24, 2010
Oberlin College Science Center
Room A 162 @ 119 Woodland Street

After a one year hiatus, the S.O.S. (Super8 Oberlin Showcase) returns for a second edition! Over 20 filmmakers from the Oberlin College community (past and present) have loaded their cameras to take part in the spectacle.

Featuring PREMIERE FILMS by: Theo Anthony, David Burnham, Daniel Dudley, Lucy Engelman, Davey Field, Peter Freeman, Lily Gottschalk, Stephen Graves, Justin Harris, Harry Israelson, Jimmy Magliozzi, Ben Neufeld, Jay Nolan, Rowan Norlander-McCarty, Peter Nowogrodzki, Matt Presto & Sara Krugman, Ian Page, Max Rivlin-Nadler, Dash Robb, Jackworth Smith, Asha Tamirisa, and Ian Wood.

There are no advance tickets for this event, which is open to the public. Admission is free.

Brought to you by the Oberlin Film Co-op and Oberlin Film Series, with support from the Oberlin College Cinema Studies Program and Exclusive Film and Video. This event is organized in conjunction with the 2nd annual Oberlin Film Festival, which takes place on Friday April 23rd in King 106, beginning at 8pm.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rocky Mountain Super 8 High

Near the aura of Stan Brakhage's legacy comes the 2nd Denver One Take Super 8 Event. Organized through the Denver Filmmakers Coop, Jessica Lance (organizer of the 2nd annual Syracuse OTS8) is coordinating this event.

One Take Super 8 Event Denver 2010
Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street)
April 21, 8pm

Filmmakers include:
Erika Bopp, Robert Nachman, Melanie Martsolf, Johnny Morehouse, Don Carson, Matt Doyle, Jess Lance, Indi Kirkpatrick, Ian Rawlings, David Thomas, Ben Garst, Scott Banning, Trevr Merchant, Dan Glock, John Hartman, Charles Pankey, Garrett McGaugh.

For more details e-mail (or visit their site).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Syracuse TONIGHT!

Well, we've recovered from a late, but great night at the Polish Combatants Hall, premiering 28 new super 8 films (and one blast from the past), for the first Toronto One Take Super 8 Event. Standing room only (with 220+ in attendance) set the stage for our 11pm starting point, with all the films hitting the screen before 2am. No real snags except for a little bit of a delay in showing our very first Kodachrome sound super 8 film, courtesy of Ross McLaren. Considering the reel had 'expired' over 20 years ago, it turned out really well, and was a great follow up to McLaren's 1978 film Summer Camp.

There were many highlights throughout the night, especially from our first time filmmakers. There were also many 'firsts' on screen, including humping tortises from the Galapagos courtesy of Jonathan Culp. For those who stayed to the wee hours, they were rewarded with a new film from John Porter entitled 'Light Sleeper'. I won't describe it, as words don't really do it justice, but if you are in Winnipeg on Friday, April 23 you will have a chance to see this time lapse masterpiece as well as many of John's other gems at the Winnipeg Cinematheque. If you have never seen any of John's performances, don't miss out. "Porter's films are dynamic, humorous and revealing, enjoyed by people of all ages (families are encouraged to bring their kids!) They reveal and highlight the excitement involved in the risk taking of creating a super 8 film." - Winnipeg cinematheque program.

If you happen to be nearby Syracuse, NY tonight, please check out their 4th annual event at Funk 'n Waffles. If you can't make it, be sure to watch it online live!

The films from Oberlin have arrived and are ready to take to the lab. We'll have more details soon, including all the participants and location of the screening.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pity the April fool.

April is upon us, and what a month it's lining up to be.

The Images festival gets underway this evening, with a fantastic line up of work over the next 10 days. Not the least of which is the first ever Toronto One Take Super 8 Event. Less than one week from today we will premiere 28 new films at the festival (so excited to pick them up from the lab today). Here's the key details of where and when you need to be next Wednesday.

Polish Combatants Hall
206 Beverly Street (at Cecil)
Wednesday April 7th
Pay What You Can (first come first admitted. no advanced ticketing so don't show up late and be disappointed).

The event is gaining more attention as the filmmakers are anxious to see their work. First time filmmaker (more comfortably known as a writer) Alison Broverman documented her foray into super 8 filmmaking and published this article in today's Toronto Star. It's a great article about the process and experience for a first time OTS8 participant.

While things are getting busy here in Toronto, final preparations are underway for the 4th annual event in Syracuse. Check out their blog for their snazzy new poster and details about their April 10th screening at Funk 'n Waffles. If you can't make it to Syracuse, they'll be webcast streaming the event!

And finally, things are underway in Oberlin for their second S.O.S (Super 8 Oberlin Showcase).
Films are being shot at this moment. Check back here for details about the location and time of the screening on April 23rd.

Whew. Looks to be a really busy month of screenings. Can't wait.