Coming Soon – Gearin 8mm Film Restoration Project. Learn How To Help and Contribute.
A few years back my father received a few metal boxes that contained approximatly 25 8mm film reels. The films seem to have been shot by either his aunt Margaret or aunt Helen or both. They seemed to have traveled together a lot and enjoyed documenting their trips. We received the films because we were the only one in the extended family that had a 8mm film projector to watch the movies. After storing the film for about 12 years I am in the process of documenting the film and transferring them to digital media. After watching a few some of the films seem historically relevant to past events of the 20th century. As an example one reel contains film of the 1940 Worlds Fair in Chicago and another of the Santason Parade on Thanksgiving Day in Boston 1938. I will begin indexing the film to begin a reference document on the film. The whole project will proabaly cost over a thousand dollars to transfer all the film to digital. Though not necessary to view the film once restored funds can be donated to help offset some of the cost of the project. Before that though, I will be reviewing the quality of the transfers. I will have more on this later. Below is the list of film reels. I will review each reel individually in more depth as the project continues for family and overall public historical value. In listing the film titles I hope to find family members who can help identify some of the titles, people and other descriptions. More to come.
To donate to this film project please us the link below.
Found on the Gearin Santason Parade reel is the video version of the still stereo view pic below.
Picture source: lawenforcementmuseum.blogspot.com
REELS LISTED as of 2-11-2011
|gear001||1940||Worlds Fair New York||100 Ft||Done||1|
|gear002||1940||Woods Hole||50 Ft||1|
|gear010||1952||Baby Charles James||1|
|gear011||1938||Santason Parade -Nov// Townsend||50 Ft||Thanksgiving Day Boston MaNext to the Lab March 9th||1|
|gear013||1953-1956||Weekend NH Aunt Hannah 1953//Kitchener 1954//Wollaston 1955?//Maine & NH 1956||1|
|gear014||?||Ireland Part 3||1|
|gear016||1948-1952||Marthas Vineyard 1948 April//The Elms NH Dec 1948//Mowhawk Trail Oct 1951//Marie & Henry’s Wedding Sept 27 1952||1|
|gear017||1938||Joseph Coneeny Age 8 Months 4-19-1938//Clam Bake Fairhaven Aug 1938||1|
|gear021||?||50ft Black Reel Unidentified||50 Ft||1|
|gear022||?||100ft Grey Reel Unidentified Brown Case||100 Ft||1|
|gear023||?||4ft No Reel Unidentified Silver Case||1|
|gear024||1963||Canadian Rockies August 1963||100 Ft||1|
|gear025||?||Billy, Bud & Larry||100 Ft||1|
|gear026||1963||Rockport Sept 1963||50 Ft||1|