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!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Saskatoon, that's a wrap

What a night. 23 premieres, over 200+ people in attendance at the historic Roxy Theatre (I lost count of how many people commented on it being their first time there and in awe of the theatre).  The projector held up (YAY!) and all the films played without a hitch. Too many highlights to capture, but a great night for live sound, including Shakey Wilson's golf film with live sound effects, Peter Stinson's Tuba solo for his animated film and Eric Hill paying a terrific homage to Norman McClaren's Neighbors in an updated balloon version. brilliant (complete with cap guns, a ballon and a synthesizer for live effects).

Big laughs for Brad Proudlove and Matt Voyno's stair classic and Charles Lemire had the audience going early with his school science fair black comedy.

The show of the night did below to Cameron Muir's Sasquatch tale (can't believe it took so long for someone to make a super 8 bigfoot sighting film in this province). Smart filmmaking that was a throwback to the 70's along with a great soundtrack that fit perfectly. After his Sock Affair film last year, Cameron Muir has found his super 8 groove in Saskatoon and we can't wait to see what he'll deliver next.

Thanks to the group from Regina that made the trek up here. 5 of the 23 films came from the Queen City, and it was great to host them up here for the first time.

We'll see if we can grab a few pics to post here, as well as the program from tonight. Talks are already taking place for 2015.

Monday, July 7, 2014

2 more sleeps!

The films have safely returned to Canada, and are patiently awaiting to be spliced onto the reels for Tuesday night's screening as anticipation builds for the big premiere.

We're excited that our Regina participants are heading up Highway 11 to join the rest of us for the screening. The t-shirt (a one take 1st!!) are being screen printed on Tuesday, and will be fresh and ready for those who took advantage of this limited edition offer. It's exciting to see our posters up around town, and we'll be promoting the event on CTV noon news tomorrow. (It's always fun to do a media hit and not having any clips to show, since no one has seen the films).

Our numbers continue to grow as word spreads about the Saskatoon screening, please tell your friends if you haven't already.

A big congratulations to our friends at WNDX as well, having their group signed up in record time yet again. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year.

And you still have a chance to sign up in Syracuse as they have their 30 spots filling up quickly.

Looking forward to seeing all of the Saskatoon super 8 films on the 8th!!! See you there! (Now off to print programs and reel up the films).

We'll post the line up here on Tuesday.