8mm Telecine Project
March 11, 2012 2:34 PM Subscribe
8mm home movie tag & bag questions.
posted by trinity8-director to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
I'm working on a home telecine project, digitizing several thousand feet of 8mm and Super 8mm home movies. My questions relate to the post-telecine parts.
1. Is it OK to vacuum-seal the reels for long-term storage? Would it help reduce oxidation enough to make it worthwhile? I have a Weston Pro 2300 vacuum sealer that would be used, tossing a couple of small reels, or one large, into a bag.
2. Some of the films date back to the late 40's with a large cast of extended family. The only people who know all of faces are my folks, who are drawing dangerously near the end of their lives. It has been a given that the digitized films would be shown to them so we could get everyone identified. This, however, isn't as straight-forward as it might seem.
Let's say we're watching reel #937 and Dad says, "That's Aunt Millie." Except there are four other people in that shot. Aunt Millie is in other shots with different combinations of people.
I know I can add metadata to indicate that Aunt Millie is on this reel. I can cut the reel into distinct shots, even, but how do I indicate that Aunt Millie is the second from the left in this shot (and on the far right in another clip, etc.) in a way that will stay with the clips (as opposed to an external reference source of some type)?
I was thinking of something similar to photo tagging on FB but for film? Am I hallucinating again? (You don't have to answer that one)