In 2006 my brother paid to have all of the 8mm and Super 8 movies my dad had recorded converted to a digital format. They were converted to digital video tape and then my brother converted them to .AVI files. Over the years since Christmas 2006, the family has talked about finishing the project. The videos are in some order but not completely and there needed to be some editing of heads and tails on many videos. Recently I volunteered to push this project forward. I had hoped to have it completed by last Christmas (2011) only five years after we received the files, but I didn’t quite make it.
Since around Thanksgiving I have worked on them. We started out with 76 Files (after removing blanks and titles,) totaling just over 4 Hours. I’ve split all the multiple files and eliminated all the heads and tails on the videos, loosing about 5 minutes worth of movies. But now we’re up to 160 files. However I’m taking a little break from this project for I’m not exactly sure how to proceed. The videos are now all on YouTube. They still need titles and more information. (Mainly dates so that they can be put in order, but also names of people and places.) Lately I’ve been working to make family memories/archives more readily available / share-able but in the back of my head are personal privacy issues. I don’t think the content of these videos would make or break anyone’s life, but I’m curious how people feel. I’m not sure how many of you family members visit here but if you have an opinion let me know. Also I’d love it if you want to make comments on the videos (with any sort of info you have. I’ve restrained from putting names on them in case people don’t want these showing up in a google search, but if you’re okay with it, feel free to let me know and I’ll add the info eventually.) Also as personal touch, above I’ve shared what is probably my first time on camera, circa 1974, I’m the one with the red hair and the diaper.