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, March 7, 2013

2013 update!

Wow, where do the months go.... Call it hibernating, but we're up from our slumber and ready to tackle 2013 with gusto.

Since we last checked in, Kodak has discontinued Ektachrome, leaving us monochromotically challenged and foraging for any color reversal stock. it's a sad day, but not all hope is lost, in a world of vinyl, polaroid and telephone books, all long since pronounced dead but then revived, we're fingers crossed that super 8 color reversal will have a second life. In the meantime, we're seeking stock for this year's event. A couple new things before a review of the last OTS8 event (from 2012). Celebrating their 7th year Syracuse is roaring ahead with it's annual event, to take place on April 20th! They've already got their 30 participants confirmed and shooting their films, so we can't wait to see them soon.

Montreal is back with another event hosted by our friends Double Negative. They're be unspooling their 30 new films at La Salla Rosa on May 2nd. They always deliver a fantastic slate of new work by some of Montreal's most exceptional film artists.

And finally, we have a lovely little wrap up remote by our most southern OTS8 event in Florida.

Last December the 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree held their event and festival director Shane Eason sent us this dispatch:

December 7, 2012 Popcorn, Beer, Music & Super 8 Film @ The Bubble, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA 

Well the 2012 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée finally hit the 5 year mark. Not sure if that's a good thing, considering the world's coming to an end, no? Anyway, we're still here at the bottom of the North American continent, making these awesome little movies on the ol' super 8 gauge, and we'll continue to do so in 2013. Hell yeah! This year's batch of films provided us with subject matter along the lines of economic struggles and political power; the happiness found in relationships; gatherings at holiday events; the desire to smoke cigarettes; Miami b-boys; pet dogs; and y'er Skunk Ape...or Big Foot, Yeti, or Sasquatch, pending where in the world you live. Footnote: It's a Skunk Ape here in Florida, and they live in the Everglades, or maybe it's the mangroves. I've never seen one, but saw two (on film) at the screening. So they must exist! 2012 filmmaker's included: Bryan Adams, David Aedo, Jennipher Aquino, Manny Estrella, Eric Fuhrmann, Mike Huet, Lacey Langlois, David Levine Ammar Marimutu, Marta Niagolova, Matt Perez, Van-Eric Prevalus, Nick Sacci, Aaron Sperling, Sean Stanley & Marlena Williams. The crowd was quite dynamic and enjoyed the films to the fullest. About 100 patrons tuned out on a cool December eve. Of course we had some competition with Art Basel. Later, the party moved from The Bubble to the Poor House, a great local music bar in downtown Ft. lauderdale. Live music was provided by some of the filmmakers and again, like every year, we got home at 4 a.m. Until next year!