It’s a new year… but we will never stop celebrating the old years. It is just what we do. Fortunately, we continue to be given plenty of opportunities..
Here are just a few of the items currently in our studio that we have been asked to convert to digital form so the memories they evoke can be preserved and enjoyed both now and in the future:
- Video footage of a family’s trip to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. It’s hard to believe that event took place 54 years ago.
- An old audio tape of young children reciting their poems and jokes for a special Mothers’ Day audio gift. Those children on the recording now have grandchildren about the same age they were then.
- Negatives of a wedding. – It turns out those negatives are the only known photographic evidence of this milestone event because the original wedding album was either lost or destroyed.
- 8mm film – some of it dating back to 1948. It was recently discovered by the grandson of the man who shot the footage. He says he is not even sure what is on them. What a happy surprise is in store for him…
Each of these items are precious to the people who brought them in. They represent fragments of time from their personal history. We certainly welcome the New Year and all the hope and promise that the future brings. But at the same time we venerate the past and respectfully honor all that came before. And there is no better way to honor the past than to ensure it does not fall victim to the obsolescence of the media on which it is stored. #MemoriesMatter
Michael Ondrasik and Home Video Studio specialize in the preservation of family memories. For more information, call 352-735-8550 or visit www.homevideostudio.com/mtd. And don’t forget our End of Year sale – now extended through Jan 6!