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Fujica Single-8 P2 - good old fashioned movie camera.

A good old fashioned movie camera.

This post shows a video which was edited from a digital transfer from some good old fashioned analogue 8mm film. Taken with a Fuji Single-8 movie camera; no sound, 16 frames per second, fixed focus, point and shoot – probably the movie camera equivalent of a ‘toy camera’ with wonderful artifacts, colour and retro look to the finished movies.
This example is just a small snippet of some film I shot for Powershovel/Superheadz featuring my favourite plastic Twin Lens Reflex Camera, the blackbird,fly which anyone who has actually been reading this blog (and I know there are a faithful few, thank you!) will be aware of.
Thanks to my lovely family and many thanks to Nick and all at Powershovel/Superheadz.
I have edited the footage in iMovie ’09 and the backing music is ‘Laconic Granny’ by Kevin MacLeod

We Love the BBF from artpunk on Vimeo.


  1. zizNo Gravatar wrote:

    hey that’s well put together, so how did you transfer the 8mm to digi?

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 10:05 | Permalink
  2. CameronNo Gravatar wrote:

    Hi Chris, thanks for that. Regarding who transferred the 8mm to digital is concerned, I am not sure as my good friends in Tokyo organized that, I would hazard a guess it was a place called Retro Enterprises – also in Tokyo, they seem to be the go to guys for all things 8mm film.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 03:17 | Permalink

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  1. The Plastic Lens ~ Photos › Umbrella Girls on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 09:37

    [...] Another colourful capture of my beautiful (if slightly bonkers) kids, sheltering from cosmic rays under a rainbow striped umbrella. Sprocket holes courtesy of the blackbird,fly cameras different masking options. This image was taken as part of a little 8mm filming project of which a small movie snippet can be seen here: documenting the capturing of Umbrella Girls. [...]

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