My first single-8 movie “Bril/Shades” is finally online

After my post on the screening of my (very) short single-8 movie at Home Movie Day 2017 I completely forgot to post the link here so here it is.

Home Movie Day 2017 Film "Bril" by Frank from Stichting Amateurfilm on Vimeo.

I had an absolute blast shooting this with actors/crew Marten Terpstra and Ailton Da Silva and the wonderful Cynthia Scheppink who gave it their all to literally make every second of film count. We shot this on only a few single-8 cartridges of Retro-X 200ASA (Containing Orwo) and Agfa Color 200 (containing Agfa Aviphot filmstock). This was quite a challenge considering the fact I was trying to squeeze about 34 different shots with multiple takes for some onto only a few meters of film. I learned a LOT while shooting this and can’t wait to share a short making-of video we shot alongside this short movie. This will detail some of the challenges we faced and disasters that occurred during the shoot along with some of the solutions that we were able to come up with. More on that later 🙂
Camera used was an -untested- Fujica ZC1000 that I purchased from somebody in Germany. Lenses were the magnificent stock Fujinon MA-Z 7.5-75mm F1.8, the Fujinon EBC 5.5mm F1.8 wide angle and a Meyer Optik Orestegor 200mm F4 with M42 to C-mount adapter. The flashes in the movie are actually the light spills that occurred during unloading of the film. Somehow these turned out to be in perfect sync with the scene transitions so I kept these takes in the film. I owe a debt of gratitude to all involved in this project including Hans van der Sloot (Dutch Foundation for Amateur Film) for his continuous support, Onno Petersen for the film scan and help with the screening and Frank Bruinsma (Super8 Reversal Lab) for the processing of the film.