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Super 8 is back! Our international Web Portal will give you always the latest information. And you can watch 1,000 small format films.
Super 8 is back! Our international Web Portal will give you always the latest information. And you can watch 1,000 small format films.
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Yeah, the new Kodak Super 8 camera: Jürgen Lossau, founder of The Super 8 Web Portal, with Friedemann Wachsmuth, one of the authors.
Yeah, the new Kodak Super 8 camera: Jürgen Lossau, founder of The Super 8 Web Portal, with Friedemann Wachsmuth, one of the authors.

Super 8 rocks

(German below/Deutsche Infos am Schluss)

The Super 8 Web Portal is intended to bring together current filmmakers and newcomers, to present both old and new film projects and to offer a massive online archive of more than 1,000 curated small format films. Active filmmakers and gear collectors alike will find the information they need, with the world’s largest online archive of 3,900 cameras and 3,500 projectors.

Super 8 has been quiet for 30 years, but a small worldwide following of around 2,500 filmmakers is keeping the medium alive. Following traditional film photography, instant photos and vinyl records, this medium is now poised to take a ride on the retro express. Kodak has introduced a new Super 8 camera and reintroduced Ektachrome color reversal film. Ferrania (Italy) and Adox (Germany) are creating new film stocks for Super 8. Other companies are also researching and developing Super 8 cameras and film. The time has come to provide an information resource to support these developments. A portal featuring modern responsive design, which functions on home computers as well as smartphones.

The Super 8 Web Portal: Home
The Super 8 Web Portal: Home

The portal will consist of nine sections, some of which are free of charge and some available for members only (paywall). 

Super8News (free access)

The latest information about cameras, film stock and accessories from companies around the world that offer essential services for filmmakers. In addition, we will check in on current Super 8 film productions and filmmakers.

Super8News
Super8News

Super8Forum (members only)

A forum for the creative and technical aspects of small format film. The forum is divided into the following sections:

Super8Forum
Super8Forum

Super8Show (free access)

This section highlights a selection of newly produced Super 8 films (about 50 in front of the paywall).

Super8Show (members only)

You get exclusive access to a unique archive of award winning short films (1,000 Super 8 films from different collections). Many titles will be accessible online. Additionally, there will be some old commercials for movie cameras and projectors.

Super8Show
Super8Show

Super8Service (members only)

A comprehensive list of shops, processing labs, repair facilities and film transfer companies—including a comment function for registered users. Embedded banner ads.

Super8Stories (members only)

In-depth portraits of filmmakers, behind-the-scenes filmmaking reports and documentaries on the history of small format movies. Equipment and lab tests. Text with embedded photos and/or films.

Workshop (members only)

Tutorials on shooting Super 8, along with hands-on articles exploring gear for filming, projecting and home processing. Text with embedded photos and/or films.

Archive: Movie cameras & projectors (members only)

A database of every single commercial small format movie camera, film projector and film splicer. 1-3 photos per device along with a table of shared technical specifications. The complete archive includes approximately 8,000 entries.

Film festivals (members only)

List of links to all active film festivals that include small format films.

These rewards are waiting for you:

Choose between these four books - your special present if you will support our Super 8 Web Portal with a decent amount.
Choose between these four books - your special present if you will support our Super 8 Web Portal with a decent amount.

Deutsch

Wie oft habe ich diesen Satz schon gehört - selbst in letzter Zeit: "Schade, dass es das Magazin schmalfilm nicht mehr gibt...". Jetzt kann das Magazin wieder auferstehen, wenn auch in digitaler Form. Hier seht ihr die tollen Layout-Entwürfe der genialen Grafiker aus dem Berliner Designbüro vonSüden. Das Super 8 Web Portal würden wir auch supergern in deutscher Sprache umsetzen, doch dazu brauchen wir die Mindestsumme von 30.000 Euro aus dem Crowdfunding. So könnte es dann aussehen:

Super 8 Web Portal: Homepage in deutscher Sprache
Super 8 Web Portal: Homepage in deutscher Sprache

Wenn ihr uns unterstützen wollt, wählt bitte das 1-Jahres-Abo für 45 Euro (1 year subscription) oder das 2-Jahres-Abo für 90 Euro (2 years subscription). Alle Abos, die mit einem Buch verbunden sind, gelten natürlich auch für unsere deutschen Schmalfilmfreunde: Die Bücher sind zweisprachig Deutsch/Englisch.

Risks and challenges

(German information below/Deutsch am unteren Ende)

Good and independent information cannot be free. The technique behind the website is expensive. Editors and writers should be paid too. So today we would like to ask you: Are you serious with the return of Super 8? Would you like to give it a try? We will create the web portal with a handful of free pages but most of it will be behind a paywall. Our supporters will get everything for free of course. And we only can start if there is enough interest in it. If we will get 20,000 Euro or more, we are able to set up The Super 8 Web Portal and to put in all information for a minimum of two years. If we will get more than 30,000 Euro we will offer a bilingual web portal with English and German pages. We are considering launching the English version first - in August 2017.

Deutsch

Das Super 8 Web Portal entsteht in englischer Sprache, wenn wir einen Betrag von 20.000 Euro im Crowdfunding erzielen. Es wird auch ein deutschsprachiges Portal geben, falls wir 30.000 Euro erreichen. Im August 2017 soll die englische Variante am Start sein, die deutsche entsteht bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung vier Wochen später.

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    Pledge €18 or more About $20

    Take a look: 3 months subscription

    You would like to check out our Super 8 Web Portal - but you are not so sure about the whole thing? Just try it for 3 months. We are sure, you will go on ;).

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    Pledge €45 or more About $49

    My personal Super 8: 1 year subscription

    You are an ardent supporter of Super 8 - and of our idea? So why not subscribing The Super 8 Web Portal for a whole year? This helps us to create all sections of the page and to fill them with new content every day.

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    1 year & handbook "Super 8"

    Get a 1 year subscription for The Super 8 Web Portal and Jürgen Lossau's handbook "Super 8" as a big "thank you" for your support. Inside the book you will find everything about filming with Super 8. Have a look: http://en.atollmedien.de/SUPER8

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    1 year & picture book "Nizo"

    Get a 1 year subscription for The Super 8 Web Portal and Jürgen Lossau's picture book "NIZO" as a big "thank you" for your support. The book will show you the history of the NIZO brand - from Niezoldi & Krämer to Dieter Rams and Braun design. Have a look: http://en.atollmedien.de/Super8?product_id=27

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    1 year & "The Catalog of Movie Cameras"

    Get a 1 year subscription for The Super 8 Web Portal and Jürgen Lossau's "Complete Catalog of Movie Cameras" as a big "thank you" for your support. The book tells the history of all former manufacturers of 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm and Super 8 cameras. Have a look:
    http://en.atollmedien.de/Super8?product_id=14

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    1 year & book "Movie Projectors"

    Get a 1 year subscription for The Super 8 Web Portal and Jürgen Lossau's Coffee Table Book "Movie Projectors" as a big "thank you" for your support. The book tells the history of all former manufacturers of 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm and Super 8 projectors. There is also a catalog inside with all ever built 2,800 models in Super 8, 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm. Have a look: http://en.atollmedien.de/Books?product_id=17

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    Pledge €90 or more About $98

    I am a believer: 2 years subscription

    You want to be sure that our project will be a success? This needs endurance! And your long lasting support! So if you think our idea is great and you would like to see Super 8 growing again, be so kind to choose this subscription - it lasts for 2 years.

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    Pledge €450 or more About $488

    Special deal for advertisers

    Get your company's Super Banner in the Market section for one year. Plus a Promotional story about your products or services. You will get an invoice. Thanks for supporting our idea!

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    Pledge €900 or more About $976

    Super special deal for advertisers

    Get your company's Wide Sky Scraper in all sections for one year. Plus a Promotional story about your products or services. And a free commercial in our Super8Show section. You will get an invoice. Thanks for supporting our idea!

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    Pledge €1,800 or more About $1,952

    Your personal Super 8 film

    We will produce a 3 minutes Super 8 film of your company or yourself and we will introduce your company in The Super 8 Web Portal with a great story. Furthermore you can use this film for all your public relations work. A big "thank you" for your support. Of course you will get an invoice.

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    Pledge €8,500 About $9,220

    Invitation for Kodak

    Hey, Kodak, we would like to get your support for this project. You are - by far - the biggest player in the Super 8 game: cameras and film stock. We think, our web portal with independent information and a channel with about 1,000 Super 8 films is a big marketing challenge for you. We would love to create a sticker for our website: "Powered by Kodak". And we have a lot of other goodies for you - just get into contact with us ;).

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