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.
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.
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
Don’t be shocked if you’re overcome with the sudden impulse to dig up your old home movies this Christmas. After all, most people constantly have a niggling itch to take a walk down memory lane – it’s just that this urge tends to come right to the forefront during the festive season!
Fortunately, you can watch all your home movies before and after the holidays if you transfer your cine to DVD. Here are three ways you’ll no doubt find yourself triggered to do this over Christmas.
We live in an age where we store our memories on social media. In fact, we’ve almost become programmed to believe that we’re making a note of all the special moments in our life because we can share pictures, videos and statuses on platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Sadly, such social media channels aren’t always trustworthy forms of storing memories – and don’t hold a candle to past keepsakes like home videos. With this in mind, here’s why you shouldn’t let social media determine your memories.
Everyone knows the new Star Wars film is on the way, but what about other great family films you can look forward to seeing this Christmas? Here’s our top five!
Sometimes memories aren’t just enjoyable and comforting, they can actually help and heal.
This is particularly true of the 850,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK, a figure that looks likely to reach over 1 million by 2025.
If there is one thing that is guaranteed to help get you through tough times, and bring a smile to everyone’s face, it’s those moments when families recall a great memory.
This is not simply a source of comfort. Psychologists believe that shared stories are the glue which hold families together and gives them the most positive connections.
Home movies can become treasured possessions, especially when retained over the years. If you want to keep the memories fresh, of course, you’ll want to make sure that your home videos are as high quality as possible.
We all love a good animation film. They can make the impossible feel real, achieving things and helping to create worlds that a live action film would be hard pressed to achieve. However, being able to achieve this excellence has been a long process that has developed due to the hard work and dedication of many individuals over decades. The wonders that it has produced include films such as Toy Story, The Lion King, Princess Mononoke and many, many, others.
So, how did animation develop to create whole new worlds for both children and adults alike to explore and enjoy? Just a pinch of movie magic and a whole bunch of innovation.