Monday, October 12, 2015

This is the time to transfer your home movies. We’ll show you how!

Do you have old family home movie reels that you've vowed to transfer to a modern media someday? We're here to remind you that now's the time! Don't deny yourself and your loved ones the pleasure that these treasured memories bring.
Did you know that this time of year kicks off our busiest time for transferring home movies? Call us today and let's get started. Here's why!
  • The Holiday season is soon upon us and everybody wants in on this great idea. Get in line early to finally get that 8mm, Super8 or 16mm film onto a medium that's long lasting and not as subject to deterioration or destruction. Give yourself a gift of your own peace of mind.
  • Nothing ties together a season of merriment and togetherness like the feeling you get watching precious memories from your past together. Everyone from great grandparents to great grandchildren can enjoy them together!
  • DVDs of your Home Movies make excellent gifts! One easy phone call and you're on your way to a heartfelt gift for practically everyone on your list! And copies are a phone call away.

Be a part of history with Home Movie Day!

Preserving and enjoying your home movies is such a big deal there's even a special day celebrated around the world in mid-October (this year it's the 17th) to watch and remember the unique stories that were written through the lenses of parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children who lived in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s and documented their life and times with a home movie camera.
Do you have some of these "stories" lying around your house? Now is the time to get them told to your family and your community. Transfer them so they can be seen!
You may have some questions. Here are a few common ones. If you have any more call us:
My film is very old. Will it transfer? 
We make every effort to transfer your film no matter what condition it is in and we are rarely stumped. We have transferred movies dating as far back as 1916 and usually have no problem with old film.
Will my old 8mm, Super8 or 16mm film look good?
We love home movies and we are on a mission to make sure yours is the best it can be! That's why we've invested in the best film transfer equipment available. We use a completely digital process using the highest quality capture of your film.
Another great feature of our system is its sprocketless transport and laser frame alignment. What does that mean to you? It means no jerky film movement because of damaged sprocket holes. It means you see 100% of the frame even if the film has shrunk.
I remember my parents recorded sound on some of these reels. Will that transfer too? If there is sound on your reels it will be transferred. What a joy it is to not only see the past but to hear it as well.
What about music or sound on film? 
If you like, and most customers do, we include (at no extra charge) background music. It is our own copyrighted score of music, specifically composed for home movie transfers. No music will be recorded in places where you already have sound on film.
I want to edit as well. Can you make computer files of the captured footage? Yes. We can make computer video files.
Can I organize my film in the order I want? 
Of course. Just number your reels and we will follow your wishes.
Can you put titles on our video? 
Yes. We can put titles anywhere on your captured film to help you identify where it was taken.
There's no better time than now to transfer those old home movies. 

Call or Text us at 559-732-3050!

Top 5 Movies with Home Movies in them

Since we're talking about your home movies let's revisit some classic films with home movies in them.
Christmas Vacation – Clark Griswold gets locked in the attic and what does he find to pass the time? Old home movies and a projector that works! (this is Hollywood, remember.) Clark relives his childhood while staying warm with old ladies clothing.
Down and Out in Beverly HIlls – Max, a troubled teen with rich yet dysfunctional parents, is able to express himself only through the lens of his camera. His creations help move the story in this funny 80's-a-rama.
JFK – Uses the most famous of all home movies – the Zapruder 8mm film that captured the events of November 22, 1963 in Dallas.
Blair Witch Project – Using the literary genre commonly known as “found footage” the home movies in this project give us clues as to what happened to three teenagers who disappeared in the woods. Scary. But remember…it's only a movie.
Sunset Boulevard – OK. Norma Desmond is watching herself in Hollywood movies. But they are movies and they're in her home. It's just a great scene with her famous quote, “I am big. It's the pictures that got smaller.”