off2 – Filme auf Super 8 für's off-off-Kino

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Super 8
Exciting film experiences with cool retro flair!

Retro technology at its finest

off2 presents digests on original Super 8 projectors from the 1970s. Authentic retro flair away from current, smooth digital projections. An exceptional phenomenon to the current media landscape.

Super 8 in focus

off2 researches and presents the current collector scene. Selected interviews with current and former activists from all over Europe paint the picture of a lively niche format.

Exciting films in unique versions

off2 presents well-known and unknown films in the unbelievable Super-8 style: cut together and vaporized into ultra-short versions of 8 to 51 minutes total length, these fantastic extracts define the cinematic quintessence. This is only available on Super 8!

Information pool

off2 preserves and informs with articles, videos and lectures about the past and current situation of this media-historical gem. With its archive, it offers interested parties access to newspaper articles, images and reviews (currently in German language only).

Why Super 8?

Even before the commercial filmcopy developed into a mass product with the introduction of the videotape, there was already an exclusive offer of film copies for home use. The Super 8 medium already made it possible to play (cinema) films in the private living room as early as the 1970s.

Due to its unique, media-specific aesthetics, off2 preserves this unusual fragment of a media evolution and puts it in the public focus. Similar to (the revival) of the analog record as a counterpoint to the dematerialized audio file, the acetate and polyester based film copy positions itself diametrically to the current digital aesthetics of the high-resolution streaming film.

With its characteristic film grain, the running stripes, the various aging processes, and the form of presentation using mechanical film projectors, the Super 8 film offers a nostalgic, lively film reception and an exceptional film experience.

That’s why Super 8!

In addition to the technical requirements, the current unique position here is based – and especially – on the content-related shortening of the original products: complete cinema movies (due to enormous material costs) condensed to run lengths of 51, 34, 17 or even 8 minutes! The traceability of the plot and the preservation of distinctive moments are always at the center of high-quality compression. In this way, an entertaining dynamic unfolds – even for films to which this property can not actually be attributed …

off2 presents – within a controlled setting – well-known (and now completely unknown) digests, cartoons or documentaries in a completely new old form, reduced to the maximum: whether trash, science fiction, horror, humor or thriller. In cooperation with cultural professionals, off2 organizes creative film evenings that go far beyond a simple projection of film.

off2– flexible, varied and always concise!

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Dialog

Interviews with people working for Super 8

A jewel in the middle of the French capital

In January 2020 there was an opportunity to visit Fred in his Boulevard du Ciné. Before the Corona lockdown, however, Paris was shut down by massive strikes at the time, due to plans to reform the pension system. Local transport had almost completely come to a standstill, and for small businesses and self-employed people whose customers do not come from the pedestrian environment, this restriction was already a difficult situation. . .
Nevertheless, we were received by Fred with an almost contagious optimus and an honest warmth. We talked about his love for the format, his shop and the Super 8 scene in France. A very sympathetic encounter.

Contact: E: info@bd-cine.com | W: https://www.bd-cine.com

Little commercial of the Boulevard du Ciné at YouTube.

Part I of the interview

Part II of the interview

Part III of the interview

Interview with David Baker

Yes: new Super 8 digests released in 2020! Why, who and where – find all the answers in this great interview with the producer!

A cure for redness

Alberto Vangelisti developed a treatment for color correction of analog film copies. In this interview he talks about his solution:

Popcorn - The Super 8 evening

Moe Habli – who delights his guests with retro Super 8 digests – tells us all about his Super 8 event in this interview:

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Super 8 commercials

A growing number of Super 8 commercials. Yet to see:

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Unique visual aesthetics

Unique film versions

Unique entertainment