Summer nights were always a nice time to set up the projector with its 8 mm reels of past vacation fun. We’d gather all the available friends and family around the big white screen, cook the Jiffy Pop, pour the punch and spend the evening laughing at each other.
Of course that was more than 30 years ago!
Watching home movies with the family today is still a fun way to get together for a few laughs, but whatever happened to those films from 10, 20 or more years ago? Not sure? Maybe the 8 mm films are in a cardboard box at the back of your shoe closet. Perhaps, the video cassettes are stacked on the top shelf of the coat closet with the rain ponchos.
Having an old formats does not need to be a death sentence for your home movies.
First, locate them in your home. Then bring them to the South Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, March 31 for its Memory Media program from noon to 3 p.m.
Innovative Document Imaging representatives will discuss how to transfer content from old media formats to the current in a free informative program. A percentage of any business you do choose to give IDI will benefit the Friends of the Library. The Friends use donations to support Library programming.
Hiring someone to convert your films to disc can be a lot simpler and quicker than trying to figure it out on your own. Home movies are not something I would want to risk my money or my learning curve on.
Enjoy your family then and now by converting your old formats. Use IDI and you will also be helping out the Library.