Super8today magazine, what do you all think?

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What do you think of the super8 today mag? (consider content and value)

great
11
38%
good
6
21%
mediocre
2
7%
disappointing
0
No votes
I have ordered but not recieved my copy yet
1
3%
I have not ordered it yet
5
17%
I have no plans on getting this magazine
4
14%
 
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Super8today magazine, what do you all think?

Post by chachi » Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:50 pm

I recieved mine last week and am very pleased with it. Espesially when you consider the price I paid and that I had it 1 week after paying. If you haven't already, do yourself a favour and pick it up... IF you have it already, what do you think???

no spoilers for the others..
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Post by etimh » Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:53 pm

I think it is great. My only complaint is that there is not more of it. :wink:

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Post by reflex » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:02 pm

There were some interesting stories in it, but I think the layout needs a bit of work.

I was disappointed that it was only 40 pages (half the size of small format) and that there were only six pages which featured color photos.
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Post by hassan » Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:21 pm

Has the feel of a magazine knocked up by a group of first year media students using Pagemaker 2.0.
A good effort, keep it up.

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Post by etimh » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:20 pm

hassan wrote:Has the feel of a magazine knocked up by a group of first year media students using Pagemaker 2.0.
Now what good does this do, hassan? We are looking to generate positive feedback and word of mouth here. You're not helping with your lame critical observations and back-handed "encouragement."

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Post by hassan » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:47 pm

I thought it rather witty myself. Unlike lots of people on this board, I support, by subscribing to, both Small Format and Super 8 Today.

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:12 am

etimh wrote: Now what good does this do, hassan? We are looking to generate positive feedback and word of mouth here.
I thought the title of this thead was "Super8todaymagazine, what do you all think?". While I think the layout is better than Hassan has described, he was telling us what he thought about the magazine. Personally, I kind of like the "hands on" no-nonsense, no-fluff feel of it. Very nostalgic of specialty mags like this from the 70s. Neat-o.

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Post by etimh » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:03 am

MovieStuff wrote:I thought the title of this thead was "Super8todaymagazine, what do you all think?"
Well, whether hassan's comment was meant to be constructive or just clever, it fell flat on both counts. Its not the time for stupid petty nit-picking about a project like this. As has been made abundantly clear with the smallformat subscription "countdown to death," we are at an extremely important moment for the format, and by consequence, the life of these magazines. We need to create positive momentum here to build interest for potential subscribers, contributers, and advertisers. Go spend your energy bad-mouthing something that deserves the criticism. Super8Today certainly doesn't need nor deserve it.

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Post by David M. Leugers » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:15 am

I think it is a hell of an effort and quite a pleasant surprise in this day and age. I too liked the look and feel of the magazine and the articles. Keep up the good work!

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Post by Will2 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:54 am

Read it cover to cover including every ad.

Suprised at how heavy the paper stock was, it felt "substanial." Design is ok, but the content is great. I agree with Roger, the no-fluff feel is there, and it was really a big issue.

I was actually very interested in the ads since the internet has been the only source I can find on Super 8 companies and I know there must be more out there.

Great effort. I think we should all contribute as much as possible both in subscriptions and content to keep it going.

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:05 am

etimh wrote:Go spend your energy bad-mouthing something that deserves the criticism. Super8Today certainly doesn't need nor deserve it.
Excuse me? Hassan said it was a good effort and to keep it up and is a subscriber to both mags. I said I liked the look and feel of it, as well. Hell, I wrote an article for the damned thing and I have a full page ad on the inside front cover of both publications. So don't talk to me like I don't show support, Tim. :roll:

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Post by etimh » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:07 am

MovieStuff wrote:Excuse me?
Yes, although I started addressing you in that post, the last comment was in no way directed towards you, Roger. It was for hassan. My sincere apologies for the confusion on that.

I would never question your dedication to the format or the community. Your support for the two magazines is awesome--those two full page ads are an important sign of commitment to all of us. And I for one thank you for that.

Also, thought your article was excellent by the way.

Sorry again for that confusion.

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:37 am

etimh wrote: Sorry again for that confusion.

Tim
No biggie. Glad you like the article!

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Post by jpolzfuss » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:56 am

hassan wrote:Has the feel of a magazine knocked up by a group of first year media students using Pagemaker 2.0.
A good effort, keep it up.
As for the layout: Is it just "boring" or "amateurish"? Or is it confusing (e.g. photos separated from their articles? Or e.g. an article that could have fit onto one page was divided into small text blocks that were spread over ten pages)?

Even if you don't like the layout: what about the articles: Have the texts been interesting? Did they help you? ...? How do they compare to the "Small Format"?

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Post by mattias » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:18 pm

etimh wrote:We need to create positive momentum here
yeah, everyone should pick up tim's always nice and positive attitude and i'm sure super 8 will die even faster. ;-)

/matt

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