Go Fetch: Pets in Your Home Movies

On this blog, we often chat about the importance of family and friends in your home movies. You know the sort of thing: Granny Smith’s impromptu disco-fever dance, Uncle Mike’s debauched 40th birthday party. But we’ve always neglected our four-legged family members – until now.

Yep, for the whole of April it’s National Pet Month. Bet you didn’t even know that was a thing, right? Our furry friends sometimes make the best home movie stars, for those faces they pull, the guilty slinking after chowing down your diner while your back was turned, the fact that maybe – just maybe – they actually understand every word you say (And still pay no attention to it!).


Celebrate Colin

National Pet Month isn’t just an opportunity to get your favourite critters on film today; it’s also a chance to celebrate those pets who are no longer with you – remember Fluffy the Doberman? – or remember little Colin the Tortoise in his prime, before he sagged with every step. And what better way than by holding a home video pet night, converting the old cine film to DVD or USB and gathering everyone – yes, even Kitty the cat – to watch those old pet clips back?


In fact, it doesn’t even need to be a straight film conversion. With a little bit of editing, you could turn it into a highlight reel, remember all of your pet’s best moments in a single home movie. And with some titles and a bit of music, like the kind we can put onto your DVD, you’ll have an excellent way of immortalising your animals.


Perfect Pet

Of course capturing those perfect pet moments can be super-hard – and that’s another great reason to get those old film reels put on to USB or DVD. After all, you spent so long waiting to film your pet to do that weird head-bobbing shoulder dance it does, wouldn’t it be nice to see it again? Not only that, but you’ll also be able to watch them wherever you are, without setting up that antique projector in the front room. Oh, and then there’s the fact that you’ll be able to share Roger the Rabbit with everyone, not just on the big-screen, but on the computer screen too, by uploading it to Youtube and the like.


Ready to see your pets in action? Then we can lend a hand! Our pro team have been transferring old films to digital formats, so you can be sure your memories are in safe hands. If you’d like to know more, simply contact us on 0800 592 433 and we’ll be delighted to help.