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Re: These Are Good Times…

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 10, 2005 | Post #19483 | Topic #19035

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Frank Carver <frank@m...> wrote: > Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: > > Where is all the old stuff? > > People have been making great short movies and video for many years. > They have been showing them to friends, at local clubs, and submitting > them to festivals and competitions. Now we are at a stage where > distribution is as easy as uploading a file to the archive (or any > other web site), but the overwhelming attention is on the _new_. > > Have we really let all that great creativity just go to waste? Tapes > worn out and/or thown in the trash before they could be copied? I fear > that many of the most active amateur videomakers from the 1980s and > 1990s may now be too old to bother. Now listen here you young whipper-snapper, I was making films on Super8 when the amateur videomakers from the 1980s and 1990s were still wearing short pants. I'm not "too old to bother" yet. I am currently trying to get all of my old films back (they are at my ex's house and while she says I can have them there's the logistics involved; I live in Mexico and she's in Rhode Island. I'm working on it, and when I get them digitized I'll upload them.