In addition to being an access provider of rare media through reformatting and exhibiting, MARMIA also provides educational programming. It is part of our mission to collect and share AV training resources and this is the first of many posts dedicated to promoting this knowledge. BAVC Media: Hands-On Training with Analog Video Playback EquipmentWe've partnered … Continue reading AV Training Resources
Map of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Thanks to an Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) Rocket Grant, we have enhanced the accessibility of our WJZ-TV collection through the creation of speech-to-text transcripts. MARMIA has digitized nearly 700 videos from our WJZ-TV Collection and all of them are available on the Internet Archive. While we … Continue reading ATHA Rocket Grant Fuels WJZ-TV Searches!
Two boxes of Erol’s Betamax tapes were donated to MARMIA a few years ago and prompted this nostalgic look back. Erol Onaran, once dubbed the "Video King," began his TV and electronics business in 1963 shortly after relocating to the DMV from Turkey. In 1980, Onaran added video rentals to his business and by 1984 … Continue reading Who Remembers Erol’s?
On January 28, 2017, MARMIA worked with artist Rahne Alexander, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and the XFR Collective (pronounced "transfer") to put on a day of video digitization in the BMA's exhibit, "Queer Interiors". From the BMA's website: "Queer Interiors is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative, which commissions an artist and … Continue reading Queer Interiors XFR STN
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
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