The Super 8 motion picture film format came out in 1965, and obviously, technology has advanced quite a bit since then. Still, though, there is something to be said for nostalgia, particularly when capturing emotional moments like a wedding. So, should you add it to your services list? This interesting video discusses the idea.
Coming to you from Matt WhoisMatt Johnson, this great video discusses the idea of adding Super 8 to your wedding filmmaking services. It might seem strange to use a filmmaking standard that is over a half-century old, but on the other hand, there is absolutely demand for the use of film in wedding photography, as many couples love the nostalgia the style evokes, so extending that to video isn't that unreasonable a proposition. As Johnson mentions, just like film, this should not be used as some sort of shortcut past developing technique and a creative style. Perhaps even more so than film photography, working with a format like Super 8 takes careful technique and planning, and unlike film photography, it really is not conceivable that you would be able to shoot an entire wedding with it except under the rarest of circumstances. Rather, it is an interesting add-on for couples looking for that extra creative touch. Check out the video above for Johnson's full thoughts.