Filed under 16mm film

Partnership with the Old Greenbelt Theatre

It has been an extremely busy few months here at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive: in June we received our official 501(c)(3) status, which was a few months ahead of schedule! We were prepared to wait several months to hear back from the IRS as was instructed on their website, but we were extremely … Continue reading

The Sherwood Family Films

The Sherwood Family Films

In about one month’s time, it will be Home Movie Day in Baltimore. It has been mentioned more than a few times at MARMIA that home movies are important documents of cultural heritage, not just for the family that it records but also for others who may never have met this family. This past spring … Continue reading

Taking a Look Under the Hood

Taking a Look Under the Hood

Recently I had the opportunity to do some freelance film inspection at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Having gone to high school in Frederick County, my junior and senior year prom dances were all held at this small, picturesque city campus. I never really got to know much about this historic college other than it used to … Continue reading

Film Recon Mission: Possible!

From merriam-webster.com: guer·ril·la noun \gə-ˈri-lə, ge-, g(y)i-\ : a member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit September 6, 2014 1400 hours – 1700 hours Location: Maryland Historical Society (MHS) 201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201 At the … Continue reading

Christmas in August

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

The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing

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: Eric Krasner

Filmmaker and collector Eric Krasner, in his own words (ever so slightly edited by Siobhan). I was born in Sibley Hospital and my childhood home was in Silver Spring and in 1971 we moved to Rockville/Bethesda. I graduated from C.W. Woodward High School in 1979 and spent 2 years at Montgomery College before going to … Continue reading

Bunny’s Home Movies

By Siobhan Hagan Clip from Druid Hill Park Zoo (1927). Many people may cringe at the idea of watching other people’s home movies. For example, my boyfriend subtly noted that my family home videos mostly document the lives of our many dogs rather than those of the humans. However, home movies are treasure troves full … Continue reading