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!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kevin Bacon makes a super 8 film!

It must be something to always be introduced, then follow it up with 'no, not that Kevin Bacon'. But if you've been a fan of the WNDX OTS8 since 2006, then you know where the real Bacon is, and how incredible these single reel films have been. Great narratives, perfectly timed shots, and always a thrilling finish, Kevin Bacon has quickly mastered the art of a perfect OTS8 film, and he's in the process of the finishing touches of his OTS8 film for this year's WNDX edition (mark your calendars for October 3!).

Granting a behind the scenes look at his super 8 production, this is a great photo essay of the work he invests into creating his 200 second masterpieces. Be sure to make note of a few things:
-a manfrotto tripod;
-a second tripod with a videocamera to capture timings and framings;
-a 500w worklamp!! hallelujah, every production can use on of these and rid OTS8 of underexposed films from now on (unless you're into underexposed super 8, in which case carry on);
-a tape measure to make sure your focus is critical.

Enjoy this sneak peak of his new film, and be sure to be at the world premiere on October 3 at the Gas Station Theatre as the finale wind up to this year's fantastic WNDX festival.

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