Life is a film
I shoot, develop, scan and edit Super 8 in Los Angeles.
Achieve a vintage-quality look with my over 40 years of experience shooting in Super 8 .
Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, Ivan Cordeiro left Engineering to start filming Super 8 documenting Recife's rapid changes as depicted in “Censura Livre," his 28 minute experimental short film about the destruction of the city's cinema houses. An avid photographer, he shot , produced and edited several Super 8 films which have become known as “Novo Ciclo do Recife," a prolific cannon of films shot in the late 70s. Later on he started shooting 16 mm footage for documentarians as well 35 mm and was Production Assistant for Brazilian Filmmaker Tizuka Yamazaki's film “Parahyba Mulher Macho. “ After being accepted to study Radio TV and Film at California State University, Northridge he continued working in film and photography, and eventually upgraded his skills to include video media. Now as a Filmmaker living in Los Angeles and Northeast Brazil, he specializes in documentaries as well as online marketing strategies for companies seeking to brand their products via smart streaming multimedia integration. Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, he provides comprehensive film and digital media services for the American and Latin American market. His films have been featured at Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Curta 8, Mostra do Filme Livre and gives Super 8 Film Workshops in Brazil and the United States. He is currently working on a DocuFantasy about a super hero that retires in Brazil.
Film and Video Production
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23rd y Union
A super 8 day in LA
A group of Super 8 filmmakers have 24 hours to document Los Angeles.
Each subject needs to be shown later as an independent piece and tell a story.
Before food trucks there were "trocas loncheras."
Shot mixing black and white with color film, this short doc is a great example of a nice way to preserve the memory and history of a city in constant change.
Super 8 Festival trailer promo
Reaching a Film audience
This short film was specially made to be used as a trailer promo announcing the 14th CURTA 8 in Brazil.
Music video clips
Rock and roll raw shooting
To celebrate the amazing comeback of legendary Los Angeles based band THE SLOTHS,
a Super 8 roll (Kodak 500T) was shot at the historic Hollywood Palladium for a biopic on them.
What They’re Saying
After 35 years, my film was finally found and completely restored by Ivan Cordeiro @ Eyesee Films and now has been shown at Festivals all over the world.
We have relied on Eyesee Films restoration services and thank Ivan Cordeiro for his patience in dealing with our museum and cinematheque demands.
Ivan Cordeiro has been a frequent collaborator at our Festival and his Super 8 workshop was a sold out event during our 8th edition.