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.
Vintage is really having its day at the moment. With vintage stores, homewares, cafes and fairs popping up all over the country to celebrate the glamour and iconic experiences of days gone by.
Why are vintage experiences so celebrated? Perhaps because they hark back to a bygone era of simplicity, or because it’s fun to reminisce. Continue reading
People of every age often say their wedding day was the best day of their lives – and it’s also a day for people of all ages across a family to come together in a shared experience. But as traditions shift from generation to generation, it’s not always easy to pass on the memories and the moments which have gone. What better way to relive the memories of wedding days gone by and early married life than by converting the cine film to DVD so everyone can enjoy it together? Continue reading
As we transition further towards a situation where everything that we do and record is stored online, it is important to take stock of how you are protecting your memories. While your photos and videos might be safe on Facebook, what happens if Facebook fails or if they change their policy of keeping all historic information? Continue reading
There are so many people who still possess their old cine home movies – so why do they never watch them? The answer, it would seem, is because they’ve fallen for some of the biggest misconceptions of what will happen if they’re ever to view the footage again. With this in mind, here are four illusions that people tend to be under when it comes to their cine home movies.
The future is yesterday.
‘If it exists, it’s obsolete’ – anon.
As sure as night follows day, tomorrow’s world of technology moves on unabated – it is impossible to predict what progress will look like, let alone the size, shape, output or viewer experience of the cinematographic devices. Continue reading
The act of giving a gift is a glorious one, and the look on the receivers’ face can make it all worth while. But sometimes gift shopping can be a real nightmare. Trawling through hectic shopping centres and browsing online for hours can be stressful, and you may still not find the perfect gift. Whether it’s a wedding gift, an anniversary gift, or it could even be your anniversary, you want a personalised, lovable and forever lasting present. So, what could be better than a transferred home video?
Cameras have been around for just over a century, and they are one gadget that we can’t get enough of. They are on your laptop that you use at home or at work, and they are also on your phone. But how do camera lenses work? What’s the science behind them, and are they necessary to the gadgets that we use?