October 20, 2016 at 12:50PM


How to Shoot Super 16mm Film + Tutorials

So you want to be a filmmaker. You want to put the FILM back into FILMmaking. This episode is for you. Film is not dead my friends. It has been quietly working in the background of the industry.

Some of the productions that shooting Super 16mm film these days are:

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Avengers
The Bourne Legacy
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man 2
The Magnificent Seven
The Girl on the Train
The Walking Dead
Jack Reacher
Batman vs Superman
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: Rogue One
The Hateful Eight
Jurassic World
Wonder Woman
American Horror Story
Star Trek
The knowledge to shoot film is dying. There’s nowhere online where you can take a course on how to shoot Super 16mm film. The “workshops” available are extremely expensive and don’t really give you practical knowledge from someone who has actually shot in the field.

Watch the tutorials here: https://www.indiefilmhustle.com/super-16mm-film-tutorial/


Alex, could you please provide the sources of your list on productions, that used a 16mm camera? I did a quick check at IMDB and there is no 16mm camera mentioned at all (at least in those couples of movies I have cross-checked).

October 21, 2016 at 11:19AM

Steadicam Operator/Owner

Walking Dead and AHS are a combo of 16mm and 35mm but Hateful Eight was 65mm and to my knowledge, the rest was 35mm. Still though, I don't think people who have never touched film should be allowed to call themselves "filmmakers". Video and film are COMPLETELY different workflows.

October 24, 2016 at 6:56AM, Edited October 24, 6:57AM


Thats a very Biased Statement. There are folks on here who will light the hell out of a scene and shoot it on an iphone but will never have access to shooting on film because of how expensive it is... sooo whats your real point?

January 18, 2017 at 9:51PM, Edited January 18, 9:51PM

Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op

Aside from Batman v Superman (which supposedly has some 16mm footage, I couldn't tell you where though), none of these movies are 16mm productions. In fact, Fury Road wasn't shot on film at all; it was entirely digital.

Most of these are primarily a combo of 35mm film and digital footage. Some like Star Trek, The Force Awakens, and Jurassic World also have 70mm IMAX footage, and The Hateful Eight is completely 70mm.

If you want some recent films that were actually shot primarily on 16mm or Super 16mm:
Black Swan
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Royal Road
Moonrise Kingdom
Fruitvale Station
The World's End
American Hustle

November 7, 2016 at 4:41PM, Edited November 7, 4:57PM


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