Cinematographer & Filmmaker
Corey Steib
Kodak introduces a new Super 8mm Camera
by Corey Steib on January 8th, 2016

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I am sure everyone in the film world has heard by now that at this year's Consumer Electronics Show also known as CES Kodak introduced a new produce that has not be re produced in 30 years, the new re designed super 8mm camera in conjunction withwith San Francisco designer Yves Behar to relaunch its iconic camera, with an updated design that combines analogue and digital.

This is great news as it comes on the heels of the 50 years after the super 8 format was introduced to the world as kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
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The Kodak Super 8 Revival Initiative reaches far beyond the introduction of a new camera. The company has built a roadmap that includes a range of cameras, film development services, post production tools and more. "It is an ecosystem for film" said Jeff Clarke, Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer. "Following the 50th anniversary of Super 8, Kodak is providing new opportunities to enjoy and appreciate film as a medium."

Film has generated huge buzz in Hollywood recently as the chosen medium for award-winning movie directors and blockbuster movies. Now the Kodak Super 8 Revival Initiative is being applauded by the industry's top directors, many of whom got their start on Super 8 film.

Many famous directors like Spielberg, Nolan, Abrams got there start shooting on 8mm in there youth's.

"For me, 8mm was the beginning of everything," said Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg. "When I think of 8mm, I think of the movies."

 "The fact that Kodak is building a brand new Super 8 camera is a dream come true. With a gorgeous new design, interchangeable lenses and a brilliant scheme for development and delivery of footage, this camera appears to be the perfect bridge between the efficiency of the digital world and the warmth and quality of analog.
 JJ Abrams. "
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By launching its first Super 8 camera product in more than 30 years, Kodak is demonstrating its resolve to ensure that film plays an important role in the future of filmmakers - both professionals and amateurs. This product, like many in Kodak's history, will be a tool for artists and all those who aim to capture special moments.

As one of the first American companies to recognize the value of industrial design, Kodak has engaged with Yves Béhar, design entrepreneur and founder of Fuseproject, to ensure that the new Kodak Super 8 camera design echoes the look and feel of the original Kodak Super 8 camera, introduced in 1965, while adding a modern sensibility.

"Kodak has always represented innovation that is approachable while delivering the craft of filmmaking. Our design aspires to express both these ideals. We are designing the Kodak Super 8 camera with robust materials and new ergonomic features to serve the needs of Super 8 fans, whether shooting action or static scenes," said Béhar.
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I am very excited about this new camera as I have a feeling that Kodak my rock this year's NAB with a big surprise as CES has become a pre NAB warm up show over the last couple of years.

The price point for the camera is between $400 and $700

The price for the film magazines are between $50 and $75 which includes processing and a digital copy.

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