More than a hundred years ago history was made – humanity’s first moments were captured on film. The oldest surviving film in existence dates back to 1888, and in the 131 years since, film making has made incredible strides.
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Comedy is one of the most popular and prolific of film genres; for as long as there have been films, there has been comedy. Aside from making people split their sides with laughter, comedy films have also been about a lot more than what we get at face value. They often act as a vehicle for social and cultural commentary, they reflect aspects of society and put the spotlight on social issues that are important, but in a way that means we can all have a good laugh.
So, you’ve finally gotten around to converting those old cine reels onto a DVD or another more convenient format. The question is, what do you do with the reels? At Cine2DVD, we ship your cine reels back to you along with your DVD, because we know how important it is to people to keep their original copies of their family films. A DVD conversion ensures the precious footage is safe, but some people just love the nostalgia of their old cine reels.
Your old cine films can bring back a lot of memories, it’s why many people choose not to give them up. However, instead of letting your old family films collect dust, you could simply transfer them onto a DVD.
With a DVD transfer, you can still keep your cine reels in a safe storage space to ensure they last for a long time, but with the assurance that, should anything happen to them, you have a backup copy of that footage. Here are just a few reasons why you should transfer your cine film to DVD.
There is no greater gift you can give your family this Christmas than the gift of their own memories. Nowadays, almost everyone has a device they carry around in their pocket capable of recording relatively good quality films, and it can be taken out and set to start recording in a matter of seconds. However, older generations who grew up with obsolete recording technologies, had to make do with capturing small snippets of their lives in not-so-great recording quality. These films are even less accessible now, as the number of people who own tech capable of playing these recordings dwindles.
No one person pioneered cinema. In fact, the film industry has an extensive, not very clearly defined history, spanning many decades to get where we are now. The initial development of ‘moving pictures’ started out as a mere novelty and eventually developed into one of the most prominent entertainment mediums of the 20th century and onwards.
Once upon a time, cine film was the primary way to watch films. Families would gather together around the projector to watch the grainy footage of their lives as it flickered and jutted in front of their eyes. Whilst these memories may no doubt bring back wonderful feelings of nostalgia for some, it is no surprise that technology has long since moved past this, and for very good reasons.
It’s now easier than ever to track down long-lost relatives. This is partly thanks to social media, which has made locating distant aunts, uncles and cousins something you can largely do from the comfort of your own home. As a result, more and more people are holding family reunions to reconnect with such people.
Old cine films offer an amazing glimpse into the past. Whether it’s rediscovering your grandfather’s prized film collection or unwittingly unearthing a gem at a car boot sale, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.
Below we have highlighted three amazing stories of cine film discoveries. Continue reading