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HMD Report: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 2006

HMD Report: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Jimi Jones gives the scoop on Home Movie Day in Champaign-Urbana:

Hello all. Just a note to let you all know how successful the HMD in C-U was. The U of Illinois library and WILL, the local PBS station, co-hosted Home Movie Day. We had an inspection station in the foyer of the WILL building, and we showed films (on 16, 8/S8, and DVD/VCR in the case of telecines) in WILL’s main television studio. I have some pictures on the HMD Flickr group so take a look at them. We had some radio coverage as well as a reporter/videographer from WILL’s local-interest TV program called “Prairie Fire.” The television show has yet to be produced, but will likely air later this fall. We had standing room only capacity for the first couple hours (I would estimate around 60 people) which then petered out by the end of the day (our HMD lasted from 1 to 5). It was a great experience.