British Beach Hut Miscellany

18th October 2011 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | documentary odd | ephemera | film | historical | observational | Super8

British Beach Hut Miscellany
British Beach Hut Miscellany(2006, 5.2MB, 1:36 min)

Made by Giles Perkins. Shot on Super 8 & digitally edited.
English pastoral loveliness with a conceptual/formalist twist,
which resolves to… English pastoral loveliness.


3rd March 2010 by doron
arts | community | documentary | graffiti | observational | Super8 | video

KUNSTHAUS TACHELES (2009, 24MB, 2:59 min.)

By Karen Chan. Graffiti. Super 8. Shot in Berlin.

HOTEL by Karen Chan

17th February 2010 by doron
arts | documentary | observational | Super8 | video

HOTEL (2009, 24MB, 3:10 min.)

By Karen Chan. Super 8. Superb. Hotel room. Shot in Berlin.

Owen O’Toole – Super8 films

18th September 2009 by doron
arts | community | conceptual | documentary | film | historical | observational | poetry | remix/mashup | serial | Super8

Piza (1982, 13 MB, 2:44 min)

Frames (1985, 31 MB, 6:25 min)

Early experimental Super8 films by Owen O’Toole.

Short interview with him here.

When Clouds Clear

26th February 2009 by brittany
activism | arts | cinema | documentary | education | film | Super8 | trailer

When Clouds Clear (2008, 15.3MB, 2:26)

Directed by Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein,
When Clouds Clear is a remarkably intimate portrait
of a tiny Ecuadorian village’s struggle against
mining companies that seek to take over (and destroy)
the land they have long cultivated as their home.

Shot on a lovely mix of Super 8, 16mm, and video
to show the complexities of different viewpoints, the
film is one of the most beautiful I have had the
privilege of viewing this year.

Earth to Earth – Nick Scott

19th December 2008 by doron
arts | documentary | film | narrative | observational | Super8 | vlog

Earth to Earth (2005, 23MB, 3:22 min.)

“This film was made according to the hardcore rules of Straight8, which gives
filmmakers a single roll of Super8, forcing them to edit in camera and shoot
every shot as a first take. You submit the exposed cartridge plus a separately
recorded soundtrack and hope that the two match up. Luckily ours turned out
OK and it was selected one of the straight8 Cannes finalists in 2005.

The idea came from having a crappy DVD player which kept skipping and I was
overcome by an incredible desire to drive a garden fork through the front of it –
you can see the result in the background.
We had great fun shooting the film, during which time it snowed heavily

Cindy Sherman – Doll Clothes

18th November 2008 by brittany
arts | experimental | historical | silent | Super8 | video

Cindy Sherman – Doll Clothes (1975, 21.2MB, 2:24)

One of Cindy Sherman’s first Super 8 films.
An excellent early view into the overtly
feminine, introspective work of the artist
that would later follow.

Giles Perkins – Saturdays only

16th September 2008 by michael
arts | community | documentary | film | observational | Super8

Saturdays Only (2008, 50MB, 1:18 min)

We’re quite keen here at DVblog on Giles Perkins & his quirky &
beautiful Super8 work.
He also maintains the excellent all-things-Super8 site onsuper8.org.
You might remember his beach huts piece
or his Burnley Panopticon mini-documentary.
Here he turns his poetic but clear eye to “Britain’s oddest train
– the once a week Stockport to Stalybridge.”

A great way to kick off our new season…

A Record on Celluloid on 7 Reels

7th January 2008 by michael
community | documentary | film | observational | performance | portraiture | sports | Super8

Mes Amis
Mes Amis (2007, 37.8MB, 7:35 min)

Giles Perkins, from the excellent onsuper8.org
(whose own great work we’ve shown, last week & previously)
pointed this one out to us.
Gorgeous he said, and he was right.
Comes from here & there’s a discussion here.

A Panopticon in Burnley

22nd June 2007 by michael
arts | community | documentary arts | film | Super8 | technology

A Panopticon in Burnley
A Panopticon in Burnley (2007, 20.9MB, 1:45 min)

Great short by Giles Perkins about a piece of public art by
Tonkin Liu
situated on a hillside outside Burnley, UK.
I love Giles’s Super 8 work (folk might remember
his catalogue of British seaside bathing huts here last year, don’t
know whether we’ve re-posted it yet, but we will,
gentle viewer, we will) & there’s an added bonus in the sound
of those beautiful Lancashire vowels – ‘uor ouwses’ – on the soundtrack.