From the 1930s to the 1980s, families were using film (16mm, 8mm, and Super 8) to capture their memories. These reels are kept in basements, closets, attics, trunks, and safety deposit boxes, so they come to us in a variety of conditions.
Yes, the transfer 16mm Transfer 8mm Film to DVD is fairly difficult and should only be done if you have the technical knowledge to pull it off. If you just don’t have the experience (and most folks don’t), it’s best to hire a professional film transfer service to do it for you. Be sure to do some research to find the best one possible.
The 35mm film, on the other hand, is the basic film gauge used for chemical still photography and motion pictures. It was first introduced to the market in 1892. Photo cameras of the old times used film. Perhaps you may have 35mm films of still photos in your possession that you wish you saved.
300: Though liberties are taken with historical accuracy regarding the Spartans and the battle of Thermopylae, this film is a triumphant merging of CGI and live action and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Make sure you have the stomach for lots of gore. Features both TrueHD and LPCM soundtracks.
You will need to get yourself a good editor. An editor is a basically a hand operated projector with rewinds for your spools, a view screen, and a splicer. You run your film through the viewer, you cut the parts you don’t want, and glue together the parts you do want. In the 50’s, the Mansfield company made thousands of editors, splicers, glue and other tools for the movie maker. Even Sears and Montgomery Ward got in on the movie madness of the 70’s and made several really good, and inexpensive editors and movie cameras. These are still around and can be found at eBay for a very reasonable price.
Also, there are many film events which are Super 8mm friendly and shun video all together. One such festival is the Flicker Film Festival. You like challenges? The Bentley Film Festival requires you to turn in the film undeveloped with no editing. This one is obviously made for people that are confident with their in-camera editing skills.
People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Oopsie (Dis)honorable Mention: Victoria Asher. I wavered on this one so many times that I lost count. Why? I loved her dress. The funky red rose print frock with black laces along each side of the bodice fit Cobra Starship’s Asher like a glove and was a smokin’ selection for the show. So why is she mentioned here? The eyeshadow. Call me picky or unartistic, but the bright red was simply too much. It reminded me of clown make-up. Yuck.