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May 28th, 2006

Home Movies

Last year, I gathered all of the old 8mm film from both sides of my family and got it converted to DVD. Both my grandfathers shot a few hours’ worth of footage, some dating back to the 1930s. There’s family history on those movies that’s really invaluable, and since the film was getting extremely brittle, the time had come to make sure it was preserved as well as possible in a digital format.

There was a few minutes of footage of me as a very little kid, but what I found most interesting was all the footage of my parents as kids and teenagers. There’s something about the moving picture (even if it’s silent) that stills can’t match.

Have you had your family footage converted yet? Anything particularly interesting on those reels?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

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