5th Annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée
Local filmmakers and artists gleefully take part in this annual event, loading their cameras with 3m20s of film, nervously creating their masterpieces.
The 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée is distinct in that none of the films are viewed by the filmmakers before the screening. Participants are not allowed to preview or edit their films. No matter what imperfections, happy accidents or planned technical attributes occur, what’s shot in-camera is what’s shown. There is no opportunity to make changes. Each participant gets one chance, one reel, and one take, premiering the films at a one night collective screening.
Sound is done separately, most often designed, edited, and mixed after filming. It’s then played back live at the screening as a type of dual sync system. Other sound options for participants include projecting the film silent or adding live audio, which in-turn adds a performative element. Many of these characteristics lead to some exciting and refreshing films. It’s also a rare opportunity for public viewing and a chance to see super 8 projected in it's original format.