The Power of Super 8 Film Boot Camp! March 25, 26, & 27 2011!

Super8 Expert

Phil Vigeant - Super 8 Expert and Author

You won't want to miss this powerful 3 day event where Phil Vigeant, Super 8 film expert, author, and Pro8mm President will draw from his 35 years of experience, covering the entire Super 8 film workflow with expanded emphasis on all the major components of the process.

No digital plug in can do what real film can do. If you want a real film look you have to use real film; but you don't have to use large expensive film equipment and stock to get these looks. Super 8 filmmaking is growing as a production medium and is used to punctuate and contrast digital cinema and new media. With the right advice and guidance, film can be used very inexpensively and add aesthetic value to any video or digital production project.

The boot camp will teach you what you need to know to use Super 8 film in theatrically released features, music videos, commercials, TV shows, documentaries, weddings and more. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and format incompatibility issues, along with the best practices in shooting, processing, scanning and editing. The boot camp features guest speakers in the industry, hands-on training, open house at Pro8mm, training materials, and more. Learn how you can become an expert in this industry!


Super 8 Film Techniques

  • Learn about various Super 8 camera equipment, features and functions, from finding a free camera to the most advanced Max 8,16:9 options, Crystal Sync with the iPhone and Cinemascope.
  • The different kinds (reversal, negative or black and white) and over 20 different choices of film stocks, including how to pick an ASA, and daylight vs. tungsten balanced film.
  • Essential shooting tips and options in processing, such as cross processing, push/pull and DIY hand processing.
  • Scanning systems completely defined – SD/HD/One Light/Color Correction, from film chain to the advanced Millennium 2 4K Scanner with Y Front Technology.
  • Framing choices and the numerous encoding and output options including our new ProRes 444 and DPX Codec choices to bring your work into computer editing programs such as Final Cut Pro.

Super 8 Film Applications

  • Expert speakers from the industry will share their Super 8 shooting stories for the various applications in entertainment, film and music, documentary, festival, education, and wedding market.
  • We will discuss how to pitch Super 8 to a producer or client, how to monetize your film, and what to charge. Film educators will speak on the film school perspective, and so much more

Film Industry Speakers

We will have some amazing filmmakers speak and showcase their work! New Speakers will be listed as confirmed.


George Manzanilla

George Manzanilla has been creating and editing moving images in the action sports and fashion industries for 10 years. A graduate of USC business school, he learned the craft on his own by taking classes, helping friends with projects, experimenting and reading about cameras and film. He's been working with super 8 since he was 18, and has been using it in commercially for 3 years. George will show his super 8 commercials shot for Globe Shoes, Billabong and other national brands. He will talk about why Super 8 is so popular for the fashion industry, how and when to use it.
Check out his website:


dan jacobo

MFA, UCLA Film School, and College Professor at Chaffey College will present "The Tao Of Super 8" and share how he set up a film curriculum that includes Super 8 and why it is essential to the over-all film school education.



of FUJIFILM North America will cover some important concepts about lighting sources and placement for new filmmakers, and provide some truly useful tech tips and budget-friendly ideas for lighting.



is a fine art wedding photographer based in the Washington, DC area. Kate's work regularly appears in Martha Stewart Weddings, Washingtonian Bride and Groom, Brides Washington and other publications. In 2010, she launched vintage 8mm wedding films and will be sharing her Super 8 work that is making a mark in wedding business.
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Super 8 expert Phil Vigeant, President of Pro8mm, inventor of Super 8 negative film, inventor of Max 8 16 x 9, speaker and author of The Power of Super 8 Film will bring you up to speed with super 8 in a digital workflow that is moving so fast! In depth, 90 minute sessions on the super 8 camera, film, processing, scanning and the digital workflow.


Branden Lower

Branden Lower, A wedding, family and lifestlye filmmaker for A Bryant Photo of Alabama does amazing work in Super 8 Film. His wedding pieces capture brides and grooms with a look that is beautiful, classic, edgy, modern-whatever their style is-and will for the next fifty years. Branden will discuss shooting wedding films, the technical aspects and the A Bryan approach to shooting weddings in Super 8.
Check out his website A Bryan Photo


Maximilla Lukacs

Maximilla Lukacs is an award winning filmmaker, editor and fine artist whose work has been showcased at prestigious film festivals and galleries around the globe. Maximilla's work has been written up in V, Lula, Elle, Nylon, Flaunt, and L'Officiel among others. She is co-founder of the production company The Belles of the Black Diamond Field. Maximilla will be showing some of her amazing music videos and talk about how Super 8 has made an impact on her film career.
Check out her website Maximilla Lukacs

Event Location

The Beverly Garland
4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Hotel Rooms
Discounted Hotel Rooms are available exclusively to The Power of Super 8 Film Attendees & Guests. Reservations must be made by calling the Beverly Garland Hotel directly.

Reservations: 818-980-8000
Group Rate: $139.00 per night (plus tax)
Group Code: TP8 (you must reference the group code to get the discounted group rate)
Expires: The group code expires on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

Reservations can also be made on-line by clicking here: Hotel Reservations


*Times are approximate and subject to change. The schedule will be updated as speakers are confirmed!

Friday, March 25
12:00pm: BBQ Starts
12:00pm - 5:00pm: Pro8mm Open House & Hands on Learning Sessions
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Film Screening at Beverly Garland

Saturday, March 26
8:00am: Registration Opens
9:00am -6:00pm: Sessions
6:00pm -7:00pm: Gala Cocktail Reception

Sunday, March 27
8:30am: Registration Opens
9:00am -5:00pm: Sessions
5:00pm: Wrap Up


A Fabulous and Meaningful Boot Camp Experience

"Your event was steller in every way. I can never thank you and your team enough for the fabulous and meaningful boot camp experience. I came away believing maybe I could do it." - Laura Chick - ChickFlick Productions

Excellent Speakers and Discussions

"It was such a real pleasure to attend the Power of Super 8 Film Boot Camp. I found the speakers and discussions to be of an excellent caliber. Thanks for putting together such a great show." - Adnan Kan

Appreciated the Books and Folders

"I enjoyed every aspect! It was all inspiring and Phil speaks with perfect clarity for those entirely new to Super 8 and well as those already familiar. I also really appreciated the booklets and folders we received, very helpful!" - Ashton Reese

Knowledge from All People of All Backgrounds

"I loved the knowledge and insights from all kinds of people from different backgrounds. This whole event gave me more appreciation for 8mm." - Justin Lowe - Chaffey College

Every Filmaker Should Attend

"Every filmmaker no matter the experience should use this boot camp for their own creation artistry" - Miles Marshall


You won't want to miss this event!

  • Register now for only $188.88! Limited seats are available at this amazing price!

On-site price for this event will be $288.88.

Your Registration Will Include


Hands on workshop & BBQ at Pro8mm - Sit in on a HD telecine transfers, work with the camera techs hands on and learn how to check basic camera functions, watch and learn how film is processed


Classroom style sessions on techniques and applications


Fabulous guest speakers showing their Super 8 film work followed by Q&A


Friday night evening film screening


Saturday night gala cocktail reception


Networking opportunities to meet other filmmakers and professionals in the industry


Unbelievable deals on film stocks, processing, scanning and cameras to get started on your project!


Take home binder filled with additional information and learning tools

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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