Our friends at straight 8 are attempting to make the first straight 8 feature film, working with an adaptation of a known story of 30 chapters with 30 x brilliant past straight8ers (not all selected yet) taking a cartridge each to make a feature length film together. the idea is for the feature film to become an annual or bi-annual event, each time selecting directors from the growing pool of past straight8ers succeeding in the competition and salt is delighted to be partnering with the team on this new project.
In other exciting news, Widebeam Digital and straight 8 are partnering to make the world’s first in-camera-edited movie-making app. They are creating a high-end video app to appeal to cinephiles and the app community at large. Professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers will be brought together as a community of people making and sharing films in this unique way. Using the ‘everyman’ cameras of today – the iPhone/iPad/iPod – the straight 8 app enables the discipline of starting and finishing a short film without the opportunity for editing or post-production! To find out more about it click here.