Donate now https://vimeo.com/228746346 The above is a short selection from "This is Baltimore!", a promotional film that was made for the WJZ-TV station in 1959. We need your help to save more historic footage like this! Visit our fundraiser to make a tax-deductible donation. Special thanks to Colorlab in Rockville, Maryland for the in-kind transfer!
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 Partnership with the Old Greenbelt Theatre
Baltimore's Home Movie Day this year will be held on October 25, 2015 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Deadline for submissions is October 5. More info and submission form can be found here: CallforEntries-BMA-HMD-10-25-15
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 Film Recon Mission: Possible!
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 Christmas in August
<<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 The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing
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 MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)
By Siobhan Hagan The University of Baltimore has a large amount of moving images held by its Langsdale Library’s Special Collections Department in the WMAR-TV and the WJZ-TV Collections. WMAR-TV was the first television station in Baltimore, Maryland, and was one of the first television stations in the United States. It had its first broadcast … Continue reading AV @ UB
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 Movie Maker Profile: Eric Krasner
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 Bunny’s Home Movies