list of projects
Home Movie Day
The Center for Home Movies administers Home Movie Day, a celebration of amateur films held annually around the world. 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 and to see their neighbors’ in turn. Click the link below to visit the Home Movie Day website.
The Center for Home Movies 2010 Digitization and Access Summit
The Center for Home Movies 2010 Digitization and Access Summit took place at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center from September 22nd to 24th.
The Summit participants addressed the technical and legal issues surrounding the digitization of amateur film and video, the role of cataloging and description, and the impact that significantly increased online access to home movies would have on home movie makers, families, researchers, documentary filmmakers and the public.
The Final Report may be downloaded here. (PDF)
For more information, e-mail Dwight Swanson at email@example.com
Living Room Cinema: Films from Home Movie Day, Vol. 1
A DVD compendium of twenty-two films from the first two years of Home Movie Day, revealing a range of amateur films as varied as the filmmakers behind the cameras.
“A must-have for anyone who’s ever been captivated by the wordless draw of moving images, or the common intimacies of other people’s live.”–Film Comment
Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives
A feature-length 35mm compilation of 16 home movies and amateur films from American film archives, including home movies by Alfred Hitchcock, National Film Registry title OUR DAY, and home movies from the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp, New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina (by filmmaker Helen Hill), the rescue of Smokey Bear, an atomic bomb test in the Nevada Desert, and many more.
Think of Me First as a Person
In conjunction with the Orphan Film Symposium, CHM oversaw the digital preservation of the National Film Registry title, Think of Me First as a Person.
Helen Hill Home Movies
In conjunction with the Harvard Film Archive, with funding from the Women’s Film Preservation Foundation, nine reels of super 8 home movies by the late filmmaker Helen Hill have been preserved by Colorlab, Inc. The reels were shot by Hill in New Orleans and were partially destroyed when her Mid-City home was flooded following Hurricane Katrina.
Wallace Kelly Home Movies
The Orphan Film Symposium and the National Film Preservation Foundation have supported the preservation of five reels of home movies and amateur films by the Kentucky filmmaker Wallace Kelly, including the National Film Registry title Our Day. The following Wallace Kelly films are available for viewing online at Archive.org: