Tue, 19 Jul 2022 07:49:56 GMT
Based in Nashville, Tani Houston spends his days as an equipment tech at Shift Dynamics while continuously finding new ways to tap into his love for film, music, and fashion.
Tani> I would definitely say film and just shooting film in general. Recently, it's mainly been Super 8 and especially documentary style.
Tani> I don’t know honestly. I kind of just saw some photos at one point and thought it looked super cool because of all the grain. That kind of got me into the idea of film and then I thought, “Well, is there a video version of this?” From there, I found out about Super 8 and Super 16 and 35mm.
Tani> I would say it definitely took a moment, only because I didn’t realise that it was film. I thought that people were just adding that grainy look as an effect. As soon as I found out that it was film, my interest took off and I definitely started to do it more and get into it more.
Tani> Film is making a comeback and it's probably already back. I think my biggest conversation I often have is how easy it is to get into film and how easy it is to not get into film. The issues, for instance, is that the pricing is a little high for it. But overall, people are always telling me they want to get into it but they don’t know how. Usually it’s me telling them, just do it — it’s worth it. I think the ease of shooting on something clear and crisp where you can get playback instantly is a big deal and keeps it easy. But there's a thing with film where you just can’t get that elsewhere and you have the adrenaline of getting one shot to get it right.
Tani> Not too widespread, I don’t think. I mean it is and it isn’t. I’ve seen a lot of people shoot film photos like 35mm. Not a lot of people are getting into Super 8 and Super 16 though, and I think that’s mainly just because of the prices.
Tani> Switch — Having the mix between 8mm, AGITO and handheld shots in this skate piece was super ill. The ability to combine them all created an incredible final piece and one that I’m really glad film was able to be a part of.
ROOTED: Converse — This was probably one of my favourite things I’ve shot so far from the Super 8. It definitely brought out that feeling that they were wanting, especially the picnic scenes and the nostalgic feeling of 'it's just a happy summer day' kind of vibe.
Tani> I would say to just experiment and to shoot as much as you can, and to shoot stuff that you do enjoy. There is a price to the craft, but it's something that you enjoy then that price really won’t matter as much. So just shoot — and shoot stuff that you appreciate.view more - PeopleShift Dynamics, Tue, 19 Jul 2022 07:49:56 GMT