Super 8 Wedding Films

Filed in Wedding  /  Updated on November 19, 2023 /

What is Super 8?

Super 8 film is a vintage motion picture (video) format from the 1960’s. The motion picture is recorded on a long film roll – a mini version of the type of film rolls you’d see at an old movie theatre. The film roll is developed and then processed into a digital video that you can view. It is a timeless and unique format.

What does Super 8 coverage look like on wedding day?

Super 8 allows you to re-live your day and share all those intimate memories with friends and family for years to come as a nostalgic digitalized film video. It adds an additional candid perspective to your day in a vintage format that you can feel all the fun and emotions in. During your day, there will be moments from details, guest interactions, and other key events that are shot as small 3-10 second clips on the film roll and then compiled all together to create a larger video. You will hear the film roll in the camera as it captures each moment in the background. The small Super 8 camera creates an environment that allows couples and guests to feel in the moment. It can compliment traditional 4K digital videography or be a stand alone option depending on your personal preferences.

Some differences between 4K Digital Videography and Super 8:

4K or High Resolution Digital VideoSuper 8
High quality video in a modernized format.Film scans are grainy, have a nostalgic look. The processed film is digitalized so you can watch in on a modern format.
Wedding videography will often include audio, recordings or vows and speeches in full from multiple camera angles.Super 8 film is often recorded with no audio or minimal audio and are smaller snippets of moments, sometimes filmed with multiple cameras.
Multiple cameras, tripods, and mic/audio accessories. Smaller production, 1-2 Super 8 cameras, handheld by your filmmaker.
Recorded onto SD Cards, results can be seen in real time on camera, and backed up for safe-keeping.Shot onto film, must be developed and processed to see results. Film is digitalized, then the film itself is re-rolled and kept in storage.

What should we expect our Super 8 film to look like?

Each Super 8 video is completely unique in the sense that every moment recorded is exactly as it happened. The film is nostalgic to view – taking you back to watching old home videos. Your video will be highlights throughout your day, some moments that may have went unnoticed, and details that make up your day. What makes every video so special is the imperfections, candid moments, and realistic outlook on your day. Depending on your package, your video may vary in length and may or may not include your vows on audio or a 4K digital hybrid. Your film will be edited to tell a cinematic story, with licensed music added to your film.

Highlights Film:

Hybrid Video with 4K Digital and Super 8:

Looking to have your day captured in Super 8 or have questions about this format? Reach out – I’m always happy to chat about Super 8 as it’s one of my favorite video formats.

View some Super 8 videos here and package options.

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