The Humming Projector

A podcast about film on reels, projectors and film collecting

Der englischsprachige Podcast zu Super 8

Seit Januar 2023 veröffentlicht Eivind Mork aus Norwegen mit Unterstützung von Douglas Warren aus den USA in unregelmäßigen Abständen Beitrage rund um das Thema Super 8 – als Audiofile. Er ist damit der erste Podcast weltweit, der sich ausschließlich mit dem Thema Super 8 befasst, und das in allen Facetten. Spannend, denn aufgrund der Medienwahl „Ton“ ergeben sich ganz neue Wege der Informationsvermittlung in Kombination mit den heutigen Möglichkeiten der globalen Echtzeit-Kommunikation. Der „Humming Projector“ bietet Infos zur aktuellen Situation aus zeitgenössischer Perspektive. Alle aktuell verfügbaren Episoden finden Sie hier:

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The Humming Projector A podcast about film on reels, projectors and film collecting. It covers all gauges but is somewhat focused on Super 8 and 16mm films.

  • 08 – CineSea – Doug Meltzer and Joe “Shorty” Caruso
    von Eivind Mork am 1. September 2023 um 11:08

    In this episode we talk to Doug Meltzer and Joe “Shorty” Caruso about the CineSea convention on the east coast of the United States. Some highlights of this episode: How Shorty got his nick name How CineSea came to be and the motivation for creating it The events from Thursday evening until Sunday at noon Similarities in form and atmosphere compared to Blackpool The importance of conventions for the community Presentations The next CineSea will be the September 28th to October 1st (2023). Go to and to learn more about CineSea.

  • 07 – Special: Q & A with Ged Jones at Blackpool
    von Eivind Mork am 16. Juni 2023 um 12:04

    At the Blackpool Film Collectors' Convention in November 2022, Ged Jones, a former director at Derann, had a Q&A session lead by Adrian Winchester. In this special episode we are happy to provide the audio recording of the entire session. A huge thank you to Ged and Adrian for letting us publish this here on this podcast! Highlights of this episode: How Ged got the job at Derann The rental business at Derann How deals were made Ged doing editing The Disney deal A projector damaging the rental films Ged becoming a director What happened to the negatives after Derann closed the doors? The difficult years after the arrival of VHS Links: The video posted by Super8database from the convention: (you can see parts of the Q&A session there too).

  • 06 – Shooting Super 8
    von Eivind Mork am 26. Mai 2023 um 7:20

    In this episode I talk to Simon McConway and Mark Norton about filming with Super 8. Why is it still fascinating, and why is filming on the format worth a lot of money? Get tips about filming, selecting a camera, adding audio and learn about their experiences. Topics: Why are we still fascinated by shooting Super 8 My shot with Simon's camera What type of films do you shoot? Audio - Striping of film and syncing external sources Cameras, existing ones and the new from Kodak Filming with Standard 8 Frame speed and how it affects the impression What do they think about the future Tips for those who want to try Where can you learn more about filming Links Super 8 magazine - A magazine made by Jürgen Lossau with content in both German and English Click & Surr - Jürgen's shop in Berlin

  • 05 – 8mm Elvis – An interview with author Vince Wright
    von Eivind Mork am 6. Mai 2023 um 9:53

    In 1977, the king of Rock n' roll, Elvis Presley, died. This also happened to be at the height of Super 8, and the king left a huge legacy in this format. It is not very often we in the film collectors community are treated with a new hardcover book. But Vince Wright, a long time Elvis collector and former Derann employee, has just given us such a book dedicated to Elvis on 8mm. In this new episode of the Humming Projector Podcast I talk to Vince about Elvis and his new book 8mm Elvis, a fantastic book for both avid film collectors and Elvis collectors who want to learn more about Elvis on this format. As always, you can listen to the episode on our website. You can also find it on Spotify, Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts and other podcast players. Topics in this episode: Why the interest in Elvis? How did his death affect the Elvis community? How did he get the idea to write the book, and how was the process? The foreword by Ged Jones The cover design that have a clear resemblance to certain releases. What will you find in the book? Fan filming and preserving of the history What did Vince learn while working on this book? Where can you buy the book? Links Buy the book at Elvis on Super8database The book cover

  • 04 – Projectors
    von Eivind Mork am 14. April 2023 um 11:30

    In this episode, Doug and Eivind discusses the complimentary part to films, namely projectors. Topics in this episode: Our first memories of projectors Why are we passionate about projectors? Different types of collectors when it comes to projectors Projector "tribes" can divide the community with heated discussions and get in the way of knowledge sharing Preferences we might have Statistics about Super 8 projectors Brands and manufacturers The future of projector maintenance Van Eck Video Services Recommendations for new collectors Projectors at Super8database Upcoming conventions: The CineSea convention, in New Jersey, USA , April 20-23. The British Film Collectors Convention in London, UK, April 29.

  • 03 – The British Film Collectors Convention (BFCC)
    von Eivind Mork am 18. März 2023 um 12:07

    In this episode I talk to Mark Williams and John Clancy about the British Film Collectors Convention, a convention that is now back after a hiatus. This episode in brief: The history of the BFCC The hiatus and challenges of organizing such an event A behind the scene history with a ladder accident 🙂 What will happen at this year's convention The importance of conventions Time and place for the convention and how to get there Links: The BFCC home page Stuart Hilliker's video from the 2016 BFCC John Clancy's YouTube channel

  • 02 – Blackpool, an interview with Simon McConway
    von Eivind Mork am 16. Februar 2023 um 19:34

    We had a chat with Simon McConway, one of the organizers of the Blackpool Film Collectors Convention in England. Although the episode focuses on the Blackpool convention, we discuss subjects that is relevant to any film collectors convention. Here are some of the subjects we discuss in this episode: What happens at the convention (the major events at the convention) The background and history Why should new people go there Who are the new group of organizers, and how did they end up taking it over What are the plans for the future Other conventions we know about The next convention will be Friday 24th - Sunday 26th of November 2023 at the Grand Hotel. Links: Video from the 2020 convention: Video from the 2021 convention:

  • 01 – Digests & Extracts
    von Eivind Mork am 18. Januar 2023 um 11:19

    Eivind and Doug talks about Digests and Extracts. Topics in this episode: Why did they make them? What makes a good edit? Do they have their place today? Extracts vs Digests


Die Podcaster

Eivind Mork
Eivind lebt mit seiner Frau und seinem Sohn in Oslo, Norwegen. Er sammelt Super 8 und 16mm und betreibt in seiner Freizeit die

Douglas Warren
Verheiratet. Aus Texas stammend, jetzt im Ruhestand und das Leben im Mittleren Westen genießend.

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