Before digital everything a number of families, and creative sorts, purchased the old 16-or-8mm camera to film those ‘special moments’ of a day in the life. The imaginative kids quickly figured out the magic of the frame and would often take their little action figures and toys and experiment with their own kind of film-making. The above 16mm Kodachrome stop-motion test print for Camel cigarettes is pretty raw – but every person who remembers the joys of 16-or-8mm film will quickly recall that pleasantly strange world that would come alive with the passing of each frame.
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2 thoughts on “Vintage 16mm Stop-Motion – A Pleasantly Strange World”
And yet Joe Camel didn’t think to ask that girl for any ID before offering her the cigs from his black market briefcase. I guess that’s why he lost his spokesman job…
*heh!* This was way back in the bad ol’ dayz – no ID required. My mum told me that when she was just a girl & her dad had a long day of work, she’d go to the tavern down the street and pick up the beer as a refreshing surprise for him. A different world methinks.