The Super 8 is alive
The Super 8 is a revolutionary film format released by Kodak in 1965, which have made home movies accessible to the masses.
Before the Super 8 in the 1950s, 8mm home cinema cameras were becoming a common sight during holidays, family parties, and special events.
The Super 8 cameras were designed for amateurs in general, they were portable, cheap and relatively easy to operate. Each model had its small specifications and among the numerous variety of existing models, the big difference was in the ability to record sound or not. Its operation was extremely simple and the Super 8 film itself had the advantage of capturing a larger image than the eight-millimeter format because of the smaller size of the side perforations.
The Super 8 was simple yet versatile and robust, with no electronic components inside and running on batteries.
This format of film disappeared in the 80s, due to the appearance of the video cameras, which did not need to resort to the development laboratories. The evolution of technology has meant that the goal has shifted from the screen projection or the wall to the playback on the television screen.
The film Super 8 revolutionized the amateur cinema, being the preferred format between the years 60 and 80 for the creation of films. Its unique aesthetic still continues to be used in the film community for short films, commercials and music videos.
Our illustration is yet another proof that the world of Super 8, against all expectations, after so many years, still motivates and inspires a series of filmmakers, artists, festivals, etc.