REAL FILM

 

LOVE LETTER TO LA

I started shooting on real 35mm still photography film in 1999 and when I got the chance to switch to motion film while studying at UCLA it was such a dream. This is a little personal experimental film shot using both Black & White and expired color Fuji Film. I think many people feel that shooting on real film is not affordable. That is what is awesome about Super8! Its still an inexpensive (but oh-so-cool) option to shoot on that really dosen't break the bank creating something with so much life.

BRYNN + KEITH / SUPER8

These two couldn’t be more in love and I couldn’t have been more honored to be one of 30 people who celebrated their nuptials at the Demetria Winery. Filmed on Kodak Super8mm in Los Olivos, California 2018

CERISSE + MO / SUPER8

These two were married at Cerisse’s family home that she grew up in. So right away she knew that she wanted to shoot on something that would evoke the love and nostalgia she feels for her place. She found me on Instagram and I was absolutely thrilled to make this movie for them!

DESIREE + RYAN

Filmed at the Dana Point Yacht Club these two are rock stars and a ton of laughs. We love filming seaside and getting to shoot Super8 at sunset was a treat!

MELANIE + NICK / SUPER8

Married aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. It was a night of elegance, art deco, and some incredible dancing! Melanie is an Emmy award winning make up artist and I was so honored that she trusted me to capture her day! I scanned these negatives full frame to truly appreciate the edges of the film

KARMELA + JULIAN / SUPER8

Everything about this wedding I loved and I adore this couple even more. From the moment we met over a year before their wedding we were always laughing and making memories. Shooting Super8mm film for them was such a treat and Karmela looked great in every light! I did some experimenting with a higher ISO film for the indoor night time dancing stuff and it picked up the lights from cellphones and the DJ's uplighting in a really beautiful way.

ALEX + JON / SUPER8

They were married on a warm fall day at the Merv Griffin estate near Palm Springs, California. Alex claims that she is "awkward" in front of the camera, but I couldn't disagree more! They were such a blast to work with! Palm trees, a gorgeous couple, and throwing down to "Shut up and Dance with me" What more can you ask in a wedding?!

CAT + NICK / SUPER8

My first super8 wedding! Cat is a rockstar for trusting me to make something totally new for her! We shot in LA with their adventurous spirits and plenty of mimosas.

MISS DAKOTA / B&W Super 16mm

Director / Editor / Cinematographer - Candice Nachman

Dakota is a force of nature. She is a professional burlesque dancer based in LA. I shot this film entirely on on actual film in a sound stage and at a live event in a club in Hollywood. The music is all live music from her companion Trumpet player and band.

www.missdakota.com

Shot on 16mm B&W / Short Documentary film / 2 Days of Production