Gemma's blog

Jan
11

2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship Applications Due January 17

Submitted by Gemma

Calling all applicants for the 2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship!

The application due date is quickly approaching and we are eager to get YOUR application.

The William S. O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film. The Fellowship includes a $1,500 stipend and additional archive and staff support.

Dec
16

Happy Holidays from NHF

Submitted by Gemma

We hope that this video clip from the Robert Decker Collection brings a smile to your face!

More information about this collection can be seen at www.fairfilm.org.

 
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/

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.

Mar
23

Passing of Dr. Alaric Faulkner

Submitted by Gemma

We are saddened to share news that Northeast Historic Film donor Alaric Faulkner died on March 18 at the age of 66. He was a distinguished historical archaeologist and member of the University of Maine anthropology faculty for 30 years. In 2003 Faulkner donated to NHF five reels of 16mm film and an audio interview with Faulkner by John Greenman. The film depicts archaeological digs in Maine. To read Faulkner's full obituary please visit the UMaine website.

Jan
3

Cyrus Pinkham Films to be presented and screened at SCMS 2011

Submitted by Gemma

Amateur film scholar Caitlin McGrath will present her research and findings on the Cyrus Pinkham Collection from Northeast Historic Film's holdings at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) in New Orleans March 10 - 13, 2011. Her presentation, titled "Be Beautiful?: The Amateur Films of Cyrus Pinkham," will lead the panel "Alternative Film Histories: Hollywood and the Amateur Revisited" which Caitlin is co-chairing with Charles Tepperman.

Sep
21

Wohelo a hit on NFPF site!

Submitted by Gemma

David Wells of the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) reports that a clip from our Wohelo-The Luther Gulick Camp Collection is among the most popular on their site, with an estimated 1,027 viewings from June 1 to August 31! NFPF generously funded the preservation of 2 reels from this amazing collection in 2002.

Aug
12

Film Archiving

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Aug
12

Collections Management

Submitted by Gemma

For the past year NHF has been working with Whirl-i-gig to create a custom Collective Access (CA) database. The database will allow the creation of both Collection Level records and Item Level records. It will serve as a catalog for managing all the moving image materials in the archive, as well as the back-end to our new Online Collections Guide (which you can view on this website).

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