Video Goes Vintage

A Super 8 Story

For a wedding video with a unique personality, consider Super 8 over digital videography.

Opt for Super 8 and you’ll have a non-traditional wedding video that boasts a stylishly grainy look à la Mad Men.

If you're looking for a unique video solution that creates a piece of video more distinctive than what your SLR can do, why not try Super 8? The "8" means 8 millimeters--which is how wide the film itself is. Originally released by Kodak in 1965, the vintage format is making a resurgence in the world of wedding videos.

"Modern video cameras are very good at making each shot look similar to each other," says David Miller, the Austin, Texas-based owner of Rings and Cake Wedding Films, a wedding filmmaking company. "The cameras automatically adjust so the end result is consistent." Consistency is one thing, but who wants her wedding video to look like everyone else's?

Considering the amount of personalization that goes into every aspect of planning the wedding, it's easy to see why most couples would want to add an extra unique touch to their videos as well. And since there are no do-overs when it comes to the big day, capturing every moment on video in just the right way is high on every couple's to do list.

Here, our two experts offer four big reasons why Super 8 is the way to go.

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