Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Sinatra House wedding feature on Style Me Pretty

This was one of our favorite weddings to date. The impeccable design by R. Jack Balthazar and Unscene Inc. was so so fantastic. I remember walking into the venue and being completely stunned by the brilliant pop of colors. Those gorgeous lamp shades coupled with the lovely array of vibrant flowers was a feast for the eyes. And you know, I'm a fan of yummy bright colors.

Enjoy the feature and from Style Me Pretty.

And if you never saw the awesome film we created for this wedding, be sure to view the highlights.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Sundays at the Ace Hotel... new super 8 film!

Last month, I met with David, the events coordinator at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. He thought that super 8 was the perfect medium to capture the retro coolness of the Ace and I ran with the idea. I came back a couple weeks later with a few rolls of film and my trusty camera and got inspired by the groovy updated architecture, the stunning golden desert light, the endless sea of interesting people, all the cute dogs and the overall great vibe of the place. I had a blast shooting this footage and putting it together!

My hope was to give you a sense of the place and all it's greatness. I can't think of a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon... complete with yummy BBQ, deliciously strong drinks, the warm pool, the good tunes and the good times (and ALSO a truly original and fun space for a wedding... hint, hint)!

Please enjoy my little video:

Tatiana McCabe: superstar super 8 shooter!

I wanted to write a little feature on Hello Super 8 team member Ms. Tatiana McCabe and tell you how much we love her. Tatiana and I were instantly friends when we discovered our interest in working with real film (super 8, 16mm, lomography!). She and I have been working together for a little over a year now and we've got great teamwork. I'm super excited for more events and new endeavors together this year.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a piece of work that Tatiana just completed, as I find it truly beautiful. She had the opportunity to go Mali last January to document the journey of the New York band The Sway Machinery. It was their first trip to Mali and they were there to play at the Festival Au Desert in Timbuktu! While there, Tatiana made this fantastic video of the band, featuring this incredible woman, Khaira Arby, all shot on SUPER 8 FILM!

It's inspiring work (and music!). Please enjoy:

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

OMG I'm Getting Married

Thanks to the lovely Alexis, for writing a feature post about Hello Super 8. She is based in London and has started a fab new blog with all things wedding related. I love the layout of her blog and she's already got some great content. Be sure to check it out OMG, I'm Getting Married!

As for the post about us, it's in a interview style... she asked some very good questions about our company and there is a great tip for brides at the bottom!
Please read the feature here.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Glee-ful Hello

Ok, I'm obsessed with a little show called GLEE. If truth be told, I'm a sucker for musicals (and ice skating and gymnastics and So You Think You Can Dance)... yes, my gay boyfriends love me as we can talk about these topics for hours. ;)

Anyway, when I finally saw "Glee" last year my heart skipped a beat. Not only did it have a super cute and amazing cast, it also had incredibly witty and smart writing. The kind of writing that I crave in a TV show about high school kids (think Freaks & Geeks, the Wonder Years, My So Called Life). Not only that, it has really great choreographed, well-sung musical renditions of awesome songs! Thus, a healthy obsession was born.

Sadly, I wasn't even aware that the premiere was starting last night (I've been cable-free in LA for 3 months now), until I saw someone posted about it on twitter yesterday. So of course, one of the first things I did was get my dose of the latest episode on HULU this morning. And boy did it deliver.

BUT, the best part? The show was all about HELLO SONGS! I can't tell you how long I looked for the perfect songs with "hello" in them when I started this company. Funnily enough, they used almost every song I considered in the show. And they FEATURED the song I use for our little teaser on the Hello Super 8 website. SO GREAT! Here's a clip of their promo featuring "Hello Goodbye":

I also had to share their version of Lionel Ritchie's "Hello." I've sort of always wanted to use this song somehow because the lyrics are really pretty, but it has a cheese factor when played to gorgeous super 8 images. But I actually love this version by Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. Kinda pretty, right? And yeah, a little cheesy, but STILL! I'm into it. Ok, no making fun!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Geek out!

For the super 8 film nerds out there:
News is Kodak will be discontinuing the classic Ektrachrome 64T Reversal film stock and will be replacing it with 100D (via onsuper8 blog). Also, no more Plus-X black and white... only Tri-X. In this world of every changing technology, I'm just happy Kodak is still supporting the super 8 medium. We must keep it alive!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New York Weddings Magazine

We have the honor of being listed in New York's best vendor reference list this year! I'm tickled pink to be included in such a high caliber of talent. I just flipped through the latest issue and it's fab. Be sure to pick up a copy. I'm sad that we won't be in NY to attend the big NY Weddings Event but I know I'll get the full report from my industry pals.

Be sure to check it out though... one of the best events in NY by far!

Love from Brazil

I was happy to see word about wonderful super 8 has traveled South, as we were just featured on the Brazilian blog Bem Lembrados. Unfortunately, I can't read Portuguese but it's still pretty cool to be recognized in one of my favorite countries on the planet. If any Brazilians are reading this... we'll give you an extra special discount to come down and film your wedding. ;)

See the post here.
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