Jessica's blog

Nov
8

Smithsonian Part III

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Part III of the Smithsonian Collections blog posts featuring footage screened at NHF.  There is a beautiful clip to view in the post. Human Studies Film Archives Mystery

Oct
25

Archives Month at the Smithsonian

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Thanks to Pam Wintle, NHF Board member and Smithsonian Film Archivist for alerting us to this two part blog for the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) for archives month—it’s the story of some incredible Japanese film footage.  NHF and the 2011 Summer Symposium are noted and linked to.

 

Oct
13

Origins of Home Movie Day

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Great article from the Smithsonian featuring our own Brian Graney about the origins and importance of Home Movie.

Sep
16

Working Waterfronts

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The Camden International Film Festival is just around the corner and NHF will again be part of the Made in Maine Showcase on Saturday, October 1 (10:30 am) at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME.  Join us as we look at moving image treaures from our collections as they relate to working waterfronts in Maine.  A few of the collections that we will be pulling from:

Aug
25

The majesty of moving images

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Last weekend we were invited to screen In Our Wake: Maine's Maritime Heritage on Film as part of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous in Camden. I was fortunate to spend Friday evening in the amphitheatre with a group of boating enthusiasts who enjoyed the variety of clips on the screen.  Their reactions to each scene again proved to me why it is so important to preserve the moving images of our part.  The content is rich and meaninful and conveys emotions that simply cannot be captured in any other medium.

Aug
11

Belfast Historical Society

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This looks like a great evening of old film hosted by the Belfast Historical Society at the Belfast Free Library.  We appreciate them letting the world know how to properly store film!

Aug
4

Silver Anniversary Screening Series

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Please join us as we continue our Silver Anniversary Screening Series with the premiere of Harvesting Maine: A Land Use Sampler.  Farms, forests, and lakes are all a vital part of Maine's history.  We will take a journey through the past 80 years to see just how these resources have been used.  Three of the collections highlighted will the Walter Woodman Wright Collection, the

Jun
6

Processing the WCVB Collection

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Processing the WCVB collection is a big job, and while sorting through thousands of film reels may sound a little mundane it has, in fact, been an extraordinary experience.

May
27

Brighton Awarded Academic Honor

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Jack Brighton, Director of New Media & Innovation at Illinois Public Media, at U/I Urbana/Champaign, was honored as a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award. Jack is a resource and great friend to NHF. Congratulations.  Read more about Jack and his work.

May
16

NHF in Los Angeles

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NHF's "Madison News Reel" was shown last week in Los Angeles as part of Orphans West at UCLA. Former NHF'er Sean Savage introduced it.

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