Home Movie Day is the perfect opportunity for people to connect with our past and to move the conversation about preserving our cultural heritage into the future. – Ken Burns
Home Movie Day PSA – YouTube.
Do you remember the ritual of hauling out the family film projector to watch recently shot home movies – from the latest vacation, family event or special occasion – and then rarely, if ever, watching the films again?
Many people have boxes of old family films squirreled away in their attics or basements that they have saved over the years (or recently inherited) that they’ve never seen for lack of a (working) projector, or the knowledge of how to handle and assess their films. Many of these same people may have decided to have their films transferred to DVD or [horror!] videotape, mistakenly believing that this new copy would last forever and the original films (thought now to be obsolete) could be thrown away. Well, we all know now how far into the future VHS videotape took us.
HOME MOVIE DAY to the rescue!