Super 8 Film Podcast Downloads
By James Grahame
onSuper8.org just celebrated the 20,000th download in their tremendously popular podcast series. This is your opportunity to check out some brilliant work by modern Super 8 filmmakers. You'll discover that today's Super 8 film is a far cry from the scratched and faded home movies most people associate with the format.
To mark the occasion, they have posted the site's first ever Top Ten Chart. Unlike garishly overcompressed YouTube videos, each film is hosted on blip.tv and is also available in high resolution QuickTime format. My current fave is the Lisa Lindal music clip by Matt Sandström.
Once you've had your first taste of what can be accomplised on film, learn more about shooting Super 8, processing your film and how to get your work into festivals and onto the big screen. onSuper8.org is run by Super 8 addict Giles Perkins, who somehow found time to judge 75 films in the span of 24 hours at this summer's Strawberry Super 8 Film Fest in Cambridge before jetting off on a lightning 60 hour trip to LA to judge the Pro8mm single cart festival. He is also our resident expert on anything and everything to do with British food.