This is the age of analogue revival. And in case you had any doubts, Yves Behar (master of all things design) is here to quash them by partnering with Kodak to bring back the Super 8 camera for the first time since 1982.
Guests at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show were treated to a prototype version that combines the filmmaking functionality and aesthetic of the historic model with all of the essential capacities of modern tech. So for example, while the Super 8 uses film, it also includes an LCD screen that lets you watch footage while capturing it. And it has a rechargeable battery.
This really is a piece of analogue history, beloved by the likes of Star Wars director JJ Abrams and Batman’s Christopher Nolan. By bringing it back to life this way, Behar and Kodak are building a bridge between the digital and the analogue, infusing all the brilliance of modern technology within the subtle and texturally rich qualities of film.