Why super-8?

This site is dedicated to the super 8mm motion picture format and cameras, because nothing beats the sound of a movie projector in your living room! Curtains down, screen up and there you go! Nowadays, video has taken over, but there are still many enthusiasts who use this nostalgic 8mm format for either projecting or transferring it to video for editing films.

But most importantly... it's fun! Besides, in the world of digital video, many film makers attempt to make video look like film and the fake 'film look' is not always accepted. Since super-8 is genuine film, it already has this film look by nature! Easy does it.

super-8 reel

Here you'll find lots of info on super8 8mm. and a little about 16mm. movie making. All major camera manufacturers like Braun Nizo, Canon, Beaulieu will be discussed, find the newest super-8 film stock, guides how to develop your own film, learn more about different types of cameras and much more.

Super-8mm is a great starting point to working with celluloid (analogue) film so start shooting today :-)!

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But what is Super-8mm?

Super 8mm cameras were introduced as amateur movie cameras in 1965 by Kodak for their new film format, which replaced the regular-8mm (also double-8 or standard-8) film format which Kodak released in 1932. Most super-8 cameras readily available nowadays are used ones from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! So be careful if you buy one, make sure everything is tip top! Interested in reading more about it's history? I recommend reading these articles on Wikipedia: what are super-8mm cameras and this article on super-8 cartridges and super-8mm film.

16mm and 35mm

If 8mm isn't big enough you can consider buying a 16mm camera or if you want to really let your artistic side show through, use a 35mm. camera, for example the LomoKino! Enjoy!

Krasnogorsk 16mm cameraLomo Kino