SuperGeekery: A blog probably of interest only to nerds by John F Morton.

A blog prob­a­bly of inter­est only to nerds by John F Mor­ton.

Found Home Movie from 1976

Sev­er­al months ago, I brought a Super 8 film reel to Pac-Lab, a film trans­fer shop in New York. If you’ve got some reels of film you want to be trans­ferred, I would high­ly rec­om­mend con­tact­ing them. (Update: Sad­ly, Pac-lab closed in Spring 2014.) They were real­ly friend­ly. This sin­gle roll cost me $35 to trans­fer, but it would have been cheap­er if I had more than one reel. It was cer­tain­ly worth the $35 for me.

My mom found this sin­gle reel of film when clear­ing out some stuff that my dad had. It has no sound or date. I think it must have been tak­en at Christ­mas 1976, but I’m not sure. My mom said that my dad didn’t use the Super 8 cam­era very much, so this may be the only roll my fam­i­ly ever gets to see. It brings back a lot of mem­o­ries of a place and time I don’t have much rec­ol­lec­tion of. After watch­ing it a few times, it’s brought back mem­o­ries I thought were long gone. Besides the obvi­ous per­son­al con­nec­tion I have with this piece of film, I also love the film grain and the over­all look of it, so I thought I would share it here. (By the way, I’m the old­er kid.)