Strap yourself in, Jason De Freitas is back with a new project. This time he’s attached a Super 8 Camera to a drone and the footage is astonishing.
In his latest video, he pulls off the unthinkable — somehow he has managed to mount a Super 8 camera to a drone and trigger it remotely as it flies over Australia.
Super 8 is a motion picture film format released by Kodak in 1965. Against the odds, the format lives on over half a century later. Kodak manufactures a range of color and black and white Super 8 film, but buying the film is the easy part. It's no problem finding a Super 8 camera these days, but finding one that works can be a challenge. It takes some next-level determination to then mount one to a drone.
In this new 3-minute video we also get glimpses of all the hours of work that must have gone into this project. We see the 3D-printed bracket that mounts the camera to the drone, and we see the mechanism that trips the Super 8 shutter remotely.
His talent doesn't end there — De Freitas shows his considerable flying skills by performing loops and dives over the spectacular coastline of southern New South Wales — and the Super 8 camera captures it all. Respect!