can shoot your short film on FILM ! Super 8 Film (For This page in Russian, Click Here)
Personally, I never call my shorts done in DV a "short film", since actual film was never used. I call it a "movie" or just a "short". It's just a pet peeve and I only condemn myself... I don't care what anyone else calls their short film.
I had purchased a NIKON R10 professional grade Super 8 film camera a while ago and have been steadily using it more & more. There is something about the use of FILM and the look and feel. In popular culture today, we have trained out eyes to view the VIDEO look as "real", as in reality TV or talk shows or the news. Film gets the distinction of being something we, the audience need to get out voluntary suspension of disbelief.
Tons money is spent on "film look" programs and hours upon hours of render time to EMULATE film, as opposed to just shooting on film itself. Well, film is expensive, when shooting 16mm and 35mm film stocks. Super 8 movie film is a viable option.
8mm film was made as a consumer film to make home movies in the 1930's by Kodak. By the 1950's it was becoming very common. In the 1980's, home video camcorders became the mainstay and much cheaper than developing film.
In the late 1990's, and the beginning of the new century, Super 8 film is finding a new use - for Indie Filmmakers and Music Videos. There's even a series (FLICKER) of film festivals just for Super 8 movies.
Shooting on film and transferring to video to edit on a computer based system have made a hybrid of the old school film editing with cutting and splicing tape with the newest technologies.
In this era of camcorder jockey's and DV filmmakers, a big part of the Filmmaking process - the FILM part - is sorely missing. Aspiring filmmakers can learn aspects of shooting film and lighting for film by practicing on Super 8 movie film at a fraction of the cost of 16mm.
Short Films on Super 8 by Sonnyboo