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SXSW Analogue Anonymous Meet-Up Super 8 Video

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in events, filmmaking, films, general | Comments Off on SXSW Analogue Anonymous Meet-Up Super 8 Video

SXSW asked Nostalgia Film to participate in the Analogue Anonymous Meet-Up during the SXSW trade show on March 12th, 2013. We teamed up with Pro8mm, which graciously provided cameras for participants to use, and Kodak who provided the Super 8mm film–all at no cost to anyone who wanted to try their hand at shooting Super 8 film. This film was shot by us and participants who signed up to shoot a roll during the meet up.

Many thanks to Pro8mm and Kodak and to everyone who took part!

Participants in Analogue Anonymous included: Devaki Knowles’ Fun Loving Photos, United Record Pressing, Nostalgia Film, Tape Op Magazine, Lomography, Heather Curiel‘s tintype photography, and the Austin Phonograph Company.

 

 

 

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Kylie & Jake’s Super 8 Wedding Film | Lake Eucha | Oklahoma Wedding Videography

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 in filmmaking, general, real weddings, super 8, super 8 weddings, travel, wedding videography, weddings | Comments Off on Kylie & Jake’s Super 8 Wedding Film | Lake Eucha | Oklahoma Wedding Videography

oklahoma wedding filmThis Oklahoma wedding was simply stunning. The marriage of best friends, who’d first met as children, was so very lovely. Their warm, close circle of family and friends surrounded them, and the love was palpable. The bride found our  Super 8mm videography on Style Me Pretty Texas, and her love of details was reflected their amazing wedding, from the pretty painted floral invitations to the handmade tissue paper flowers swaying gently above the magical ceremony site on the banks of Lake Eucha to the flowers the bride did herself and the gorgeous place settings and pastel cakes at their reception. But all the beautiful details aside, this day was all about the sweet marriage of two childhood friends.

We were honored to share this amazing day with them, and by the time we came back to Texas, we’d fallen in love with the part of the country they call home and we’d made new friends.

 

Kylie + Jake | Oklahoma Wedding Film Super 8mm Videography from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Cakes: Main Street Sweets – Noel, MO (www.facebook.com/pages/Main-Sweets-Bakery/53557818182)
Catering: Silver Spoon Catering – Owasso, OK (www.silverspooncateringok.com)
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film (www.nostalgiafilm.com)
Dress (bridesmaid dresses): Bellina Bridal – Etsy
Flowers: Bride
Invitations: Momental Designs (www.momentaldesigns.com)
Menu, Thank you, Program, Drink Menu, Mr.&Mrs. sign: HeSawSparks – Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/HeSawSparks)
Paper Flowers: Bride’s mother, groom’s sister, bridesmaid, and bride
Photography: Heather Curiel (www.heathercurielweddings.com)
Reception: Robinett Family Cattle Event Center – Jay, OK
Rentals: Party Pro – Tulsa, OK (www.partyprorents.com)
Seating (benches at ceremony site): Bride’s father and the groom

Song: “Picturesque” by Adam Pasion (licensed via With Etiquette)

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See Heather Curiel’s wedding Polaroids and our Holga photographs from their wedding weekend.

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Katariina & Larry’s Gypsy Love Wedding at Vista West Ranch: Super 8 Wedding Film

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in filmmaking, general, real weddings, super 8, super 8 weddings, wedding videography, wedding videography Austin, wedding videography hill country, wedding videography Texas, weddings | Comments Off on Katariina & Larry’s Gypsy Love Wedding at Vista West Ranch: Super 8 Wedding Film

Vista West Ranch Wedding VideographyKatariina & Larry were married at Vista West Ranch at an audaciously joyful, playful, and creative affair surrounded by their warm community of friends and family. The celebration spanned two days, a rehearsal dinner preceded by a lovely intention setting in a circle followed by dinner and music and a wedding day full of beautiful, colorful love.

We were delighted when we first talked to Katariina & Larry about the spirit of their wedding (feeling much simpatico toward her description of  a Gypsy Bohemian wedding celebrating their community!) and were so happy to be a part of their magical weekend. This is the first of two highlight films we’re creating for the couple as well as a full-length movie.

 

Gypsy Love: Katariina & Larry’s Super 8mm Wedding Highlight Film at Vista West Ranch from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Cinematography: Nostalgia Film (www.nostalgiafilm.com)
Photography: Wildflowers Photogaphy (www.wildflowersphotos.com)
Artwork & Tablescapes: The Bride (www.gypsylovecafe.com)
Flowers: By the Bride & Friends
Coordinator: Coordinate This (www.coordinatethis.com)
Bands: Off the Grid (www.facebook.com/pages/OFF-THE-GRID-BAND/328484793838430) & Jd Pendley / duo
Caterer: Whole Foods (www.wholefoodsmarket.com)
Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch (www.vistawestranch.com)
Officiant: Laura Plumb

Song: “Gypsy Django ” by Humming House & “Sea Love” by Bella Ruse (licensed via The Music Bed)

Read more on the bride’s blog, Gypsy Love Cafe: Big Luscious Matrimony

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News, A Summertime Discount, & Super 8 Weddings Teleseminar

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 in events, filmmaking, general, super 8, wedding videography, wedding videography Austin, wedding videography hill country, wedding videography Texas, weddings | 1 comment

Nostalgia Film Featured
Nostalgia Film on Green Wedding Shoes
Green Wedding Shoes: A Bohemian Mod Texas Wedding: Kaci + Tad
Wednesday: Kaci and Tad’s Boho Mod Wedding
Lovely: The Lovely List – Friday Wrap Up
The Boho Wedding Blog: Boho’s Best Bits
DIY Bride: Anthony + Jessica
Summertime Wedding Videography Discount

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We’d love to offer our readers with wedding dates this summer (June, July, & August 2012) a discount! You get a sweet deal and we get to fill up our dance cards for the summer! Shanna is now devoting all her time to Nostalgia Film (no more crazy juggling… yay!) so that means a handful of new dates have opened up! We’re offering 10% off of our Super 8 film and Hybrid packages and 15% off of our HD videography packages! Act fast though, as we very rarely offer discounts on filmmaking & videography services! Contact us for availability!

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Save the date and register for the Super 8 Weddings Teleseminar on Wednesday, June 20th! Michael and Shanna will be talking with Pro8mm about why brides and grooms love the look and feel of Super 8 film!

“While brides of the ’80s and ’90s were all about being shot on video, the past 10 years have shown a huge resurgence toward creating montage wedding footage on Super 8 film. Maybe nostalgia is the driving force in this new twist… Super 8 wedding films today have definitely gone boutique.”

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Kaci & Tad’s Super 8 Wedding Film Featured on Green Wedding Shoes – Nostalgia Film

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in featured, filmmaking, press, real weddings, super 8, super 8 weddings, wedding videography, wedding videography Texas, weddings | 2 comments

kaci-tad-super-8-wedding-film-temple-texasKaci and Tad’s  joy-filled, vibrantly color saturated Super 8 wedding film hasn’t even been posted on our blog yet (’til now!), but it made an appearance on Green Wedding Shoes today, and we couldn’t be happier! We traveled to Temple, Texas, on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo!) to take part in their beautiful celebration. The ease and happiness between these two lovebirds is so tangible. It was one of those days that felt so good, we found ourselves beaming throughout the day, lucky to be a part of it!

You can tell that Kaci is a budding actress, as it’s so evident she was born to be on film. Witnessing her and Tad get married was such a treat! Their day was filled with so much lovely wedding design by Sweet Sunday Events.

That night as they began their first dance, a huge pink super moon rose into the sky for a once in a lifetime moment on such a beautiful, magical day! super-8-wedding-videography-texas-sweet-sunday-events

We had the pleasure of shooting with California’s Joie Lala Photographie, two very sweet gals whom I highly recommend (whether you’re planning a Texas, California, or destination wedding; check out their blog post on the day)…

 

 

Vendors:

Cinematography by Nostalgia Film (nostalgiafilm.com)
Photographed by Joielala Photographie (joielala.com)
Styling, flowers, rentals, & coordinating by Sweet Sunday (sweetsundayevents.com)
Headpiece by Lo Boheme (loboheme.com)
Hair by Jordan Henderson (family)
Dress by Maggie Sottero (www.maggiesottero.com)
Shoes by Nine West (www.ninewest.com)
Make-up by Mindy Schneider (Fountain of Beauty)
Groom’s attire by Calvin Klein (www.calvinklein.com)
Bowties by Peter Blair (www.peter-blair.com)
DJed by Jeremy Cox, My DJ is the Bomb (mydjisthebomb.com)
Catering by The Range Restaurant & Full Service Catering (therangerestaurant.com)
Cake: Sharon Long
Paper goods by Wednesday (www.wednesdaycustomdesign.com)
Venue: Private Residence in Temple, Texas

 

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Why a Super 8 Wedding Film?

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in essays, filmmaking, films, general, super 8, super 8 weddings | Comments Off on Why a Super 8 Wedding Film?

I’ve had this post running through my head for weeks, but I haven’t been quite able to put words eloquently to my thoughts: Why a Super 8 wedding film?

Sometimes I get asked questions, like: Why Super 8 film at all? Aren’t video and videography cheaper than Super 8 film? Why film when there are video effects for that now anyway? Hey, isn’t there even a Super 8 iphone app?

So… Let me tell you about my lifelong love affair with film, and film’s unique way of capturing memories, and why I love Super 8 the way I do.

Super 8 has a magical quality to bring you right back to how you felt in that moment, whether just weeks or months ago or 20 or 30 years ago. I watch Super 8 films from my childhood, and honestly, even though I was three, maybe four, I can suddenly remember what it felt like sitting on the back porch next to my grandmother, now deceased for almost 30 years, and babbling and singing into the little microphone that came with my dad’s Sears Super 8 sound camera. More importantly than how it looked, old home movie film has the ability to transport in time, activate long-forgotten memories, and recall how a particular moment in time felt. (Not to mention, this film sat untouched for decades in my parents’ closet, then my own, and is an amazing archive that I just had transferred. Yet another wonderful quality of film: whereas that DVD or Blu-Ray may be unplayable in a decade or so, film is archival for about 100 years when kept in temperate conditions.)

It’s an amazing quality that film has that video can’t touch. Whereas video gives you a very literal moment-by-moment documentation, and both employ the phenomenon of persistence of vision which accesses visual memory in the brain, to me only film has an almost intangible quality which works with the mind to create iconic memory and transport us in time–allowing us to fill in the blanks between frames with our own thoughts, impressions, feelings, and memories.

And Super 8 doesn’t give you everything, every single moment. I think there is beauty in that. A cartridge lasts about two-and-a-half-minutes, so there’s thoughtfulness and a real presence as to what to capture. Shooting Super 8 is almost a mindfulness meditation (another reason I love it); it has a way of making you to be truly in the moment. I think watching a Super 8 film conveys a little bit of that, too.

I have also noticed, too, personally, that some of the most beautiful, dramatic, defining moments of my life take on a filmic hue when colored by my memory. And some of the best moments in life have always felt cinematic, like a movie, when they are unfolding. Maybe that just speaks to my lifelong love of film, from childhood (seeing Peter Pan and Star Wars on a Super 8 projector in my living room) to college where I studied filmmaking and film theory and shot my first Super 8 film on black and white Kodak film, to today where I am a huge movie fan and small-format filmmaker. But I have a feeling that memory is cinematic for others, too, explaining many of our love affairs with movies.

Maybe that’s a glimpse into why I adore Super 8 film like no other. And that I count myself so very lucky that I get to be the preserver of those magical memories for all the amazing couples I meet.

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