I’m in the final stretch of converting Uncle Walt’s old 8 mm home movie collection into digital form. This collection is huge, containing approximately 7 hours of video. I expect to finish the digital editing, enhancing and titling this weekend and begin rendering the DVDs. It will probably take 7 DVDs to hold the collection.
I thought I’d share an interesting clip from Christmas, 1972. It’s a short clip, only one minute, 27 seconds in length. It was common for 8 mm reels to contain multiple events. This scene was taken from the first half of reel #80, and took place in my grandfather’s St Clair Shores basement. These were the classic Christmas Eve events I fondly recalled, where Aunt Eleanor and Grandma Kling could be found in the basement, next to the electric roasters, cooking turkey and ham after church.
Take a look at Al’s hair! Certainly a sign of the times. Enjoy.
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