Baltimore Film Fêtes

By Siobhan Hagan Tonight is the opening night of the Maryland Film Festival–a personal highlight of the year for me. It is especially sweet this year as I now live and work in Baltimore! Strangely enough, it seems that I had more time to blog about Maryland moving images when I lived in California. Now … Continue reading

Pre-Gaming Home Movie Day

By Siobhan Hagan We are now about one month away from International Home Movie Day 2013, so I thought it an appropriate time to post and discuss some of my own home videos. On October 19 various cities and towns across the world will hold free and open to the public events where attendees can … Continue reading

Christmas in August

Written by archivist and filmmaker Dwight Swanson. Dwight resides in Baltimore where he maintains the home office of the Center for Home Movies. Amateur movie making as a popular activity in the United States is generally thought to have begun in earnest in 1923, when Kodak began marketing its 16mm system. Prior to that, the … Continue reading

Movie Maker Profile: Allen Moore

From a phone interview with filmmaker Allen Moore, full-time adjunct faculty member in the Film and Video Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Cinematographer for Ken Burns. Interview conducted and post written by Siobhan Hagan. Allen Moore grew up in Baltimore and went to Gilman School, where he developed an interest … Continue reading

Making Chesapeake Airwaves

By Siobhan Hagan MarMIA recently published a post about the local news collection held by the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library Special Collections. In that post there is included a brief history of the local television stations in Baltimore. It is important to research the history of television in Baltimore in much greater depth: to … Continue reading

Movie Maker Profile: Jeff Krulik

By Jeff Krulik, director of independent documentary films and former Discovery Channel producer. Edited by Siobhan Hagan. [I grew up in Bowie, MD] and graduated Bowie High School 1979. Moved there after spending the first two years of my life in Langley Park, MD. My Mom was from Baltimore, my Dad from NYC. He was … Continue reading

The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing

<<Siobhan Hagan One of my favorite parts of being an archivist is the detective game one gets to play with the collections you find. One such collection has been nagging me at the Maryland Historical Society for years. It consisted of 2 boxes of films and photographs, and the content looked pretty interesting: Maryland horse … Continue reading

Movie Maker Profile: Matt Barry

Written by Matt Barry, edited by Siobhan Hagan I was born in Westminster and grew up in Norrisville (in Harford County). [I currently live in] Jersey City, NJ. I studied film production at Towson University, and Cinema Studies at NYU as a graduate student. I taught myself the basics of filmmaking through making amateur videos using … Continue reading

MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)

By Siobhan Hagan It has been exactly two weeks since the last day of the Maryland Film Festival. I have needed this time to recover from travel/time zone differences, working as a tech checker for the festival, and trying to show my boyfriend the amazingness of Baltimore. We got little sleep and drank lots of … Continue reading