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Featured Item

Christmas 1962--Watson-Cambre-home movies

This home movie from the Watson-Cambre collection features the family Christmas celebrations in 1962. This film does what so many home movies do—it captures a moment in time, recording not just the holiday memories of a particular family, but also creating a record of the styles, décor, and traditions of an American household in the early 1960s.

Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and their importance to our cultural heritage. Attendees can bring in films for inspection and learn how to care for them, discuss how home movies capture history, and see footage from the local community. So pull out those VHS tapes or film reels of babies, puppies, birthdays, vacations, and holidays past, and see them up on the big screen. Learn more about Columbia’s 2014 Home Movie Day event at the Nickelodeon on October 18th here.
Visit the MIRC Digital Video Repository for more films.



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from the MIRC Blog:

Sep 5, 2014 Moving Image Research Collections and The Nickelodeon Host 2014 Home Movie Day
Aug 8, 2014 Onboard USS Knox: a Home Movie from the Pacific Theater of Operations During World War II
Jul 29, 2014 Finding Augusta in MIRCs Regional Film Collections
Jun 4, 2014 Bastille Day Celebrations After the Invasion of Normandy, 1944

Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944, Cameramen dope sheets


Olivia Keyes

Nick Sullivan

MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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