Margaret Cram and other itinerant women directors made Movie Queen films in the 1930s. Movie Queen, Lubec was shot on the coast of Maine and preserved by Northeast Historic Film.
Hi, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! Last week, I discussed my recent visit to Colgate University to teach a film projection workshop and introduce the students to the world of film archiving, so if you are interested in any of those topics, you should check out Part I. Today, I’m going to be discussing another October trip, this time to the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman Museum. This trip, like the Colgate trip, was a return to a familiar place. The Selznick School is one of only three institutions within the United States at which one can receive a graduate degree in moving image archiving, and it just so happens that it was the one I chose to attend. I found many great mentors, colleagues, and friends during my time there, so beyond the...
Hi again, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! It’s me, Amber, once again here to tell you about some of the exciting things Northeast Historic Film has been doing lately. This time, I’m going to discuss one of the trips I took this October to spread the word about NHF, regional film archives, and all the work we do to preserve non-commercial cinema.
Recently, I was invited to speak and teach a workshop at one of my alma maters, Colgate University, where I received my undergraduate degree. I was very happy to return to Colgate. I found incredible mentors who taught me a great deal about topics far more expansive than film while I was there, so it’s very humbling to think that they now believe that I have something to teach their current students. It was also nice to have a...
Hello, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! I don’t think we have met yet, so to introduce myself, my name is Amber and I am the Archival Processing Technician at Northeast Historic Film. This means that I spend my time at NHF working with the rest of the archival staff to actively preserve the materials within our collections and to inspect the films that are brought to us to be transferred.
Today, I want to discuss Bucksport’s very own Home Movie Day that NHF hosted on October 10th. Home Movie Day is an event that is very close to my heart because to me it encapsulates everything about why regional archives, like NHF, and...
Northeast Historic Film will host Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 10 from 12pm-4pm at the Alamo Theatre. Home Movie Day is an annual celebration of amateur film and video held at many different venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community on the big screen, if they so choose, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why these films are important and to learn how best to care for them.
Thanks for Edwards, Faust, and Smith, CPAs for their generous sponsorship of Home Movie Day at the Alamo!
Now is the time to begin locating your family's films and videos. Many people know their family has home movies, but might not know which...
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