Kodak showcases prototype Super 8 film camera at CES 2016
Aimed at a new generation of filmmakers, the Super 8 is making its return. Kodak is rallying behind the re-development of the Super 8 film camera. Making a prototype debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kodak has started their initial step in reviving some of your favorite directors’ film camera from their past. The prototype offers a combination of a classic Super 8 and digital functionality. Kodak is also offering visitors of CES to shoot their own footage on the Super 8. The revival of the Super 8 is being received with open arms from the top directors in Hollywood.
“For me, 8mm was the beginning of everything,” said Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg. “When I think of 8mm, I think of the movies.”
Quentin Tarantino, Writer, Director, Producer – Multiple Academy Award® Winner says, “The fact that Kodak is giving a new generation of filmmakers the opportunity to shoot on Super 8 is truly an incredible gift.”
“While any technology that allows for visual storytelling must be embraced, nothing beats film,” said JJ Abrams, writer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “The fact that Kodak is building a brand new Super 8 camera is a dream come true.
“With a gorgeous new design, interchangeable lenses and a brilliant scheme for development and delivery of footage, this camera appears to be the perfect bridge between the efficiency of the digital world and the warmth and quality of analog.”