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For a list of commercial companies providing small gauge film processing and transfers, see the 8mm Film Format Metadirectory
AMATEUR FILMMAKING SITES
The following organizations provide technical support and screening opportunities for amateur film and video makers.
Amateur Movie Makers Association
American Motion Picture Society
San Diego Amateur Moviemakers Club
This group seems to be mostly video, and they have disbanded. There is an article about Sid Laverents on their site.
Society Canadian Cine Amateurs
There are a large number of wonderfully informative websites out there that have been created by dedicated film collectors. Most are amateur, enthusiastic, and very well informed. Here are just a few of our favorites. You can find many more by checking out their link pages.
A great collectors site with film history pages, including 100 years of film sizes.
Jay's Movie Collector Clubhouse
A good collector/enthusiast site.
Paul's 16mm Film Collecting Page
Another great collectorís site. Film identification and how to show movies in your backyard are just two highlights.
Schools offering graduate or certificate programs in film preservation.
L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
University of California Los Angeles Film & Television Archive Degree Program
University of East Anglia Film Archiving Masters Course (UK)
The National Film and Sound Archive and Charles Sturt University (Australia)
Film Preservation courses over the Internet
HOME MOVIE DAY!
Annual international event. Bring your movies or go watch someone else's.
British 9.5mm organization
Association of Moving Image Archivists
BKSTS: The Moving Image Society (UK)
The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society
The Center For Home Movies
The International Federation of Film Archiveswww.fiafnet.org
Film Archive Forum (UK)
Umbrella organization representing British public sector film and television archives
The Film Preservation Society. Don't miss The Idiot's Guide to Film Preservation (For Absolute Beginners) Also, they host the Japanese version of this site.
National Film Preservation Foundation (USA)
Find out whatís going on in the exciting world of film preservation at this important grant agency's site.
The South-East Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archive Associationwww.seapavaa.org
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Order these fine books at your local bookshop or find them online.
Kodak Book of Film Care
Kodak Publication No. H-23
Home Movies by Alan Katelle
This book meticulously traces the history of the home movie industry in the United States.
The Film Preservation Guide
The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Available as a free download through the National Film Preservation Foundation (click on Cooperative projects)
VIDEO AIDS TO FILM PRESERVATION
Folkstreams is a great site to poke around on, and Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway of Brodsky & Treadway lab have provided some very helpful short videos demonstrating simple film handling techniques. Don't miss it!
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
8mm Film Format Metadirectory
A comprehensive list of links to a variety of topics relating to 8mm/Super 8 filmmaking
Interested in educational films? You're not alone.
Conservation on Line
A full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials
Documentary Filmmakers Group
A site for documentary filmmakers in the UK.
Film & Video Services
A lab in Minneapolis that will do super 8 contact printing.
Film Archive Forum
British Universities Film & Video Council sponsors this site, which is a network of British moving image archives.
The Film Center
An incredible collection of pages on topics ranging from film collecting, equipment maintenance and suppliers, to how to build your own home theatre.
A bi-monthly screening series of short small-gauge films by Richmond, Virginia area filmmakers. They are in cahoots with the Richmond Moving Image Co-op.
Frameworks Mailing List
Experimental and avant garde film list with frequent discussions about 16mm and 8mm technology and preservation issues
An internet library providing access to moving images, audio, text, and more. An unparalleled resource.
Home Movie section
The Image Permanence Institute is a research library investigating preservation of paper and media. Check out their free to download Preservation Calculator, which will show you what you can expect from your storage conditions.
Site includes information on film preservation, history and Kodak products.
Glossary of film terms
Site maintained by Brodsky and Treadway including essays and help pages on 8mm preservation, filmmaking, equipment and lab services
Prelinger Archives and personal Prelinger projects.
Smallgauge list page
Listserv dedicated to amateur film and small gauge preservation and filmmaking
Texas Commission on the Arts: Video Conservation Guide
Aimed at museum staff, this guide deals with the preservation of video tapes of all sorts.