As I opened the film bay to take pictures of it, lo and behold there is a Super8 Kodak film still in it!
I have no idea what is on the film (if anything). It's been over 25 years and I don't remember. I'm not sure if I should take it in and get it developed. I don't know if its still any good, or if any photo stores left that develop Super8's. But, that was how I was geting into being an independant animator.
I also found my pegboard
and animation paper and cells.
I threw away the animation paint when they dried up. I bought the stuff from http://www.cartooncolour.com/ before there was computers or internet. I'm glad to see them survive to this day. I can't seem to find the grid sheet that had the TV safe borders. Oh well, nothing lasts forever.
It was a time of discovery and dreams. I just can't imagine myself now drawing frame by frame - then shooting the film, frame by frame, have it developed, put it in the movie projector only to find out what timing and spacing that needs to be changed or tweaked.
We've come a long way haven't we?