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Blogathon 2009 – Super-8 Film: Last Days in Toronto, 2007

Blogathon 2009 Vancouver for Vancouver Public Space NetworkThis blog post is part of Blogathon 2009, in which I am blogging for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for the Vancouver Public Space Network, an entirely volunteer-run organization who do advocacy and education on the public realm in my home of Vancouver, British Columbia. Please consider supporting by sponsoring me with a pledge, leaving a comment or contacting me to contribute a guest post.

This one’s perhaps best described as an Internet world premiere. In 2007, as I was getting ready to leave my Toronto at the conclusion of my co-op term, I unwittingly decided to give shooting super-8 film a try. I bought a camera, a projector, and a device intended to transfer super-8 films to video for $60, bought about 8 super-8 cartridges, and acquainted myself with the details.

I’m still not really at the point of feeling comfortable with it, but I’m convinced that more cartridges under my belt will mean better shoots.

This film is two cartridges, that I shot with a camera I rented in Toronto because I was shaky on using the one I bought (which I still am, as you can tell from the earlier film I posted today from the Golden Ears Bridge Opening). The camera I rented also had an intervalometer, which is how all those neat speeding up effects happened. If you watch this in person with me, you’ll get lots of commentary on what I like and don’t like about it… put on some fun music and tell me what you think works with the film!

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