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Nov
16

Collections Online

Submitted by Gemma

As NHF continues development on our Collective Access collections management database and catalog, other institutions in Maine are working on making their catalogs accessible online, too. Check out the new resources that our friends at the Maine Historical Society and the Penobscot Marine Museum have just revealed:

http://mainehistory.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/library-finding-aids-moving-online/

Nov
8

Smithsonian Part III

Submitted by Jessica

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

Nov
2

NHF Austin-Bound for AMIA

Submitted by Brian

In mid-November, Northeast Historic Film’s Executive Director David Weiss, Board Member and co-founder Karan Sheldon, Media Specialist Karin Carlson, and Media Cataloger Brian Graney will travel to Austin, Texas, for the Annual Conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.  Since 1991, AMIA has convened a diverse international community of moving image archivists, preservation professionals, students, and friends of the field for this annual forum on audiovisual preservation and access.  T

Oct
25

Archives Month at the Smithsonian

Submitted by Jessica

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

Submitted by Jessica

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

Sep
30

Bad Weather!

Submitted by Joe

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and blizzards... Mother Nature can be a bit unpredictable.  As the saying goes here in Maine, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will change.”

The scenery in Maine is beautiful, but the weather can be harsh. Here is a sneak peek at some of the historic footage we will be showing at Maine Home Movie Day on October 15, from 1-4pm, at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. 

 

 

 

Sep
19

Home Movie Day 2011

Submitted by Gemma

Home Movie Day 2011 is coming!

Mark your calendars for October 15th.

Once again we'll be at the Maine Historical Society in Portland from 1-4pm.

The public is invited to bring in their films and video for evaluation and to screen (if you'd like). NHF technical services will be on-hand to provide inspection, projection and answer questions about your home movies.

Sep
16

Working Waterfronts

Submitted by Jessica

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

Submitted by Jessica

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
15

Eric J. Schwartz’s love of film fueled his push for preservation of old movies

Submitted by David

Eric Schwartz has been a friend and supporter of Northeast Historic Film since the 1980s, presenting at the 2001 Summer Symposium on "Home Movies and Privacy."  He has been one of the most influential figures in helping shape and develop the world of film preservation.  It's nice to see

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