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Spectacular Super 8 Film Handbook

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Regular readers might have noticed that it has been a bit quiet around here lately. I've been feverishly working on something, and the time has come to let you in on the secret.

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Super 8 is the ultimate 290 page full-color hardcover guide for up-and-coming filmmakers. It covers movie camera selection and use, projection, editing (both splicing and digital), choosing the right film stock, a half dozen ways to develop film at home and much more. There's an extensive up-to-date supplier list at the back, along with a list of festivals eager to screen your cinematic masterpieces.

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Juergen Lossau's painstakingly researched text is presented in German and English (translated by yours truly), and the world class layout was designed by the same team responsible for smallformat and zoom magazines.

Super 8 is available direct from the publisher for € 49.95 and ships worldwide. [Update from the comments: it's cheaper on eBay - Item 190542336851]

As you might have guessed, I'm really pleased with the way the book turned out -- it is the most comprehensive Super 8 guide ever printed and will stand the test of time.

If you've been putting off experimenting with Super 8 movie making, now is the time to jump in and give it a try. Trust me, absolutely nothing compares to the analog splendor of film grain dancing on the wall, especially when it's your own movie.

Follow the jump for a peek between the covers.

Have you ever wondered how a movie camera works? Super 8 takes you inside, with diagrams that lead you through the light path and illustrate exactly how the shutter and aperture work.

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Chapter 6 offers tips to help you shoot riveting Super 8 footage.You'll learn about effective framing, depth of field, ideal shot lengths and much more.

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Chapter 11 explores what to look for when selecting a projector for your home theater.

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Film can last many decades when properly cared for. Chapter 12 shows you how to clean and preserve film, so that you'll still be able to enjoy it years from now. The same probably can't be said for your iPhone videos.

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Super 8 is available direct from the publisher for € 49.95. Buy your copy today and you'll have the entire summer to shoot real film.

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