Yesterday was Home Movie Day where people attended events all over the country to view old home movies, and have their own films evaluated for damage and to learn about restoration.
As local home movie enthusiast Jimi Jones put it to me on Friday’s radioshow, film is one of the best preservation media because you can simply hold it up to the light and see what’s on it. Try that with a DVD.
Probably close to 20 years ago my dad had our old 8mm home movies transferred to VHS. Now I think he’s transferring the VHS to DVD. I’m pretty sure he’s hanging onto the 8mm originals, so I might have a chance to get them digitized in the future.