Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October 17, 2015 Home Movie Day Rochester, NY

HOME MOVIE DAY 2015 will be held on October 17, 2015 at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street (corner of Prince St. and University Ave.), Rochester, NY 14607. This event is free and open to the public.

About the event:

Home Movie Day is a worldwide event that invites you to see and share your own home movies with an audience of your community. It's also a chance to discover why it's important to care about home movies and how to care for these precious films.

Bring your Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm films to screen or just come to behold the vast array of fascinating amateur movies in the Rochester area! Students from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House and the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at the University of Rochester will be on-hand to perform film inspections and project the films. All films determined to be in good condition will be screened before a live audience. Video (VHS tape) and digital formats (DVD and Quicktime files) are also welcome - please cue tapes ahead of time and limit video clips to 5 minutes.

Each film must be inspected for damage before being run on a projector, so please drop off your
films before the event. Reels may be dropped off at Visual Studies Workshop on Friday, October 16, 2015 between 10AM-6PM or on Saturday, October 17 after 11AM. Early drop off may also be arranged by contacting event organizer Gordon Nelson through email at agordonnelson[at}gmail.com. For more information about Home Movie Day and locations around the world, visit the Home Movie Day Website www.centerforhomemovies.org

Watch a recent CBS Sunday Morning segment about Home Movies and George Eastman’s legacy: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bringing-the-importance-of-home-movies-into-focus/

Schedule & logistics:

Friday, October 16:
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Early check in with your films at Visual Studies Workshop

Saturday, October 17:
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Check in with your films at Visual Studies Workshop
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Home Movie Screening

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