A couple weeks ago I happened upon an Estate Sale. I wandered around the house and found nothing until I reached the cabinet below the bookshelves in the den. And what did I find? An 8 mm camera! It's very cool looking so I decided to take it home with me. I was just about to leave when a big metal box caught my eye (I kind of like old metal boxes because there's always something good inside - even if it's just "junk"). It was SO heavy. So I opened it and BOOM a projector. Beside it were three cans of film. Beside that Quick Splice moving makers kit! And beside THAT, an old coffee can full of, my guess, unused film. And what did I find in the coat closet? A SCREEN! It was all priced WAY cheap, so I loaded up my arms and schlepped the whole thing to the cashier to be told my grand total was 40 bucks. Yay!
As soon as I got home I plugged in the projector and watched two of the reels. They're from the late fifties, early sixties and most of the shots are of a couple and their little dog. I got out my camera and shot a few pics of the film. I love the quality of the film and the vintage look SO much. The image above is cropped and I've added several layers to the image in Photoshop. Below is just a pic without any fiddling with.
I can't wait to go through all of the films and make something. Even if I just use these as layers for other things, I'm still SO excited about it. All this inspiration and excitement for a mere 40 bucks!