Re: New Horror Film With A Classic 70's Feel?
The only difference between normal 8mm and Super 8mm (as well as between 16mm and Super 16mm) are the size and shape of the sprocket holes on the films themselves. The size of the sprocket holes also effects how many frames per second each is filmed at. With 8mm i's typically 16 fps; with Super 8, 18 fps.
16mm/Super-16 are just larger versions of 8mm/Super 8mm, and their differences are similar to the differences between normal and super 8mm.
35mm is what's most commonly used in theatrical film production. Much larger film stock, shot at 24 fps. In terms of image quality, the more mm, the better the image quality. 8mm looks like mud if blown up to 35, but 16mm fares quite a bit better if blown up.
If you want to direct a short horror movie, just invest in a digital home camera. Most of them are advanced enough these days that whatever you film you can simply upload onto your home computer and edit it with a simple program, as well as insert music cues, FX, etc. Plus you don't have to pay to have any film developed; you can just save the video file onto a disk and make copies.
Last edited by LoudLon (2013-01-21 12:56:25)