Indeed, Raimi’s big break the low budget horror classic The Evil Dead – actually was a super 8mm film first (called Within The Woods). Raimi and producers Rob Tapert used the Super 8mm version to help raise money to make The Evil Dead proper.
As a Super 8mm camera expert for hire it seems that new Super 8mm cameras are a bit like busses – you wait ages and then two come along at once!
As a Super 8mm camera expert for hire I bought Super 8mm magazine recently – a fabulous magazine written in both German and English – available from www.clickundsurr.de (look under books – you can subscribe and get four issues for around 60 Euros).
As a Super 8mm camera expert for hire its been a buys few weeks as I’ve been shooting some Super 8mm segments for a low budget feature film called ‘When the Earth gives up the Dead’ which is due out later in the year.