The Joy of Super 8 mm {art by Kevin Von Qualen}

Simple sequences, subtle grain, film brought to life with moving pictures of couples in love… this is what artist Kevin Von Qualen creates using Super 8 mm film in cameras from a bygone era. There’s something authentic about creating images in 2011 with 1965 technology. Kevin’s work creates a palpable nostalgia from a bygone era, contrasted with a modern love story. He makes last summer’s experience feel like a dream from 1965. His art makes you savor the experience like finding a lost family photo.

Kevin’s approach to documentary is as authentic as his tools. He uses real 8 mm film exposed at 24 frames per second, sans Final Cut Pro simulated effects. Super 8 mm film cameras do not record sound. They are silent films. Kevin manages blends a appropriately chosen soundtrack perfectly suited to the moving images, like a perfect pairing of wine and cheese…. however, his films and soundtracks are NOT cheesy!

Kevin’s art is not only illustrated by his timeless documentary style, but he adds a sense of comfortable professionalism to each shoot. Unlike most wedding videographers, you don’t know he’s there, your images are captured with a silent, unwavering reassurance each time. He still nails the sequence, but more importantly he’s a friend at your side ready to make you smile. His kindness makes you feel special.

Our chosen wedding videographer
We choose Kevin as our engagement and wedding videographer and could not be more certain of the decision. He created this 3 minute experience using old B&W film, my favorite film of my entire life featuring Krista and I together in our Colorado engagement session in La Porte:

I catch subtle nuances with each viewing on my white iPhone 4S I hold in my hands. Witnessing yourself in love is an amazing thing- it reinforces feelings to your eyes that you feel with your soul.

If you are considering hiring a vintage cinema artist (not to be confused with a videographer), just hire him.

Kevin, you’ve outdone yourself again and I am sooo proud to call you our wedding videographer!

View color stills by James Christianson here and B&W stills by Kevin Von Qualen here. Music provided by The Champion and His Burning Flame.

Can’t wait to say Aloha to Hawaii with the stellar, rockstar team of James and Kevin!!!!

8 Responses to “The Joy of Super 8 mm {art by Kevin Von Qualen}”

  1. James ChristiansonJames — November 11, 2011 @ 8:08 pm (#)

    I can’t tell you how much I love this film…and ALL of Mr. Von Qualen’s films.

  2. Keri Doolittle Photography — November 11, 2011 @ 8:14 pm (#)

    FABULOUS!!!! Love this, it has such a romantic feel to it!! I need to do this with my family! Nice work Kevin!

  3. Rachel Olsen — November 11, 2011 @ 10:02 pm (#)

    I am in LOVE with this film. Kevin- truly outstanding!
    I can’t wait to see what you create in Hawaii. It is so fun to have been with you all that gorgeous day and to see the amazing images and now film that you will have to cherish forever. To be honest- I’m jealous! I wish I had my own!!!!

  4. Stacy Hilton — November 14, 2011 @ 10:21 am (#)

    Ok that was probably one of the coolest most sweatest movies ive ever seen. SO cool!!

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  6. Brooke Summer Photography — December 6, 2011 @ 3:18 pm (#)

    Witnessing yourself in love is an amazing thing- it reinforces feelings to your eyes that you feel with your soul. <— that is SO true, it is amazing!

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