I made my first moving images with my dad’s Russian Standard 8mm camera when I was about thirteen. It had a wind up mechanism three different lens and a soft leather case. I also had a film splicer and cement and I loved cutting the film.
When I went to college I was lucky to have Peter Logan teaching film, he got his friends in too teach as well, so I had a few lessons with Dereck Jarman. He showed us his films he made by the Thames, with mirrors reflecting the sun into the lens and making the world go dark.
Then I made my first video works, on half inch reel to reel video tape.
I then found Super 8 with sound. Super 8 had a more widescreen format unlike standard 8 which was half of 16mm.