UW News

October 14, 2010

A celebration of home movies planned Oct. 16

Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist at the UW Libraries Special Collections, is once again involved in producing Home Movie Day, scheduled for noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Wallingford United Methodist Church. Working with Phil Borgnes, of Media Bay Productions, Palin has planned an afternoon of interesting discussion and even more interesting film.

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at numerous local venues worldwide, providing the opportunity for individuals and families to discover how best to care for their films and get a rare chance to view examples of home movies.

Home Movie Day, Seattle, will feature information about preserving home movies, a display of film equipment, magazines and ephemera, a curated screening of home movies from the UW Libraries Special Collections and from Borgnes’ orphan film collection.

Visitors to Home Movie Day are invited to bring in several reels from their family collections for preservation information and advice. Depending on the condition of the films, attendees will have the chance to view their own reels of 8 mm., Super 8 mm. and 16 mm. on viewers or projectors provided by Palin and Borgnes.

Home Movie Day attendees can also participate in making a short film using some of the last remaining stocks of Kodachrome. This is the very last year Kodachrome movie film will ever be processed and Borgnes has three reels of 8 mm. film to make history before it is too late.

Wallingford United Methodist Church is located at 2115 North 42nd Street. Home Movie Day is free and open to the public. For more information about the Seattle Home Movie Day, visit the blog. Or visit the National Home Movie Day website