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Hello all,

Excuse my ignorance but may I get some help walking me through what I need to look for when buying a Super 8 video camera and film stock? I’m very keen on exploring the world of analog filmmaking through purchasing a Super 8 at some point. However I’m not sure the best place to start.

I did see this attached thread on Reddit but I’m not sure how accurate the advice and tips are for what I’ll need.

https://www.reddit.com/r/cinematography/comments/bqcht5/help_with_buying_a_super_8_camera/

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

“Heroes come in all sizes, and you don’t have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It’s just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibility for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people - these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives.” - George Lucas

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Personally, I would recommend starting with using color film first because it’s what most of us are already used to and it’s easier to create the images you want on it.

I’m not really that much of a movie purist. I really should’ve thought my name out a bit more.

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The Star Wars Purist said:

Personally, I would recommend starting with using color film first because it’s what most of us are already used to and it’s easier to create the images you want on it.

Thank you for commenting on my thread for this. That could be a good idea. I’ll have to look into film video cameras too. I appreciate your suggestion.

“Heroes come in all sizes, and you don’t have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It’s just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibility for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people - these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives.” - George Lucas