Thanks for that. I've seen that page, and a few others, in my 828 googling lately, but the one thing that hadn't been explained was why backing paper is actually necessary for shooting the film, so thanks for the explanation.
Of course, it makes me think I could add a layer of paper to the pressure plate, and have the bare film be able to be exposed properly....
And yes, I'm expecting image over sprocket holes, I've been seeing images with that in my research. I'm actually looking forward to seeing what I can do with this camera, and am looking for the easiest way to get film into it and out of it. Since I have a changing bag, I was thinking if I could just load film out of a canister onto a 828 spool, cut it when the spool is full, and load it, all inside the bag, that that's easier than getting some backing paper and backing 35mm film every time.
Am I way off base here? I completely admit that I don't know what I'm doing. I'm just wondering if there's some flaw to my idea that would ruin the film.