Moving History – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Film Forum
$12 General Admission
** Join us for happy hour at 4pm! A Q&A panel with representatives from participating institutions, moderated by MIPoPS Program Manager/Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf, will follow the screening **
Ever wonder what kind of video treasures are sequestered in the depths of places like MOHAI, the Wing Luke Museum, or Seattle Art Museum? Join Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound on Sunday, August 12th at the Forum and satisfy your curiosity!
- Oral history recordings, coupled with archival footage and photographs from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society – Log House Museum
- Another Gay Camp Classic from Scarecrow Video!
- New selections from the recently digitized Vi Hilbert Collection, from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
- Clips from Seattle Art Museum, King County Archives, and the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections will also be in the mix
MIPoPS (pronounced mee-pops) works with your favorite local libraries, museums, and archives to digitize the video treasures hidden in their collections. They’ve got U-matics, Betacam, DVCAM, LaserDiscs, VHS tapes, and more – and MIPoPS has the equipment and know-how to bring those old formats back to life. Partnerships between MIPoPS and local heritage organizations have brought hundreds of tapes from moldering, musty shelves back to the big (and small) screen! Video tape is a magnetic medium with a shelf life of less than 30 years. This means that any existing video tape is at critical risk of being lost to degradation – forever. MIPoPS is fighting the good fight against this magnetic media crisis, and they want to share the gems that they’ve discovered in the process!
For more information about MIPoPS, please visit their website.
To view video digitized by MIPoPS, check out their collection on Internet Archive.
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Vi Hilbert, ca. 1940s
2006-1.2212, Vi Hilbert Collection, UW Ethnomusicology Archives
Yukon River, ca. 1963 (transferred to videotape 1989)
989.6, Karl Kernberger Collection, UW Libraries, Special Collections
Seattle: Picture of a Young City, 1976
Item 1594, Record Series 2613-09, Seattle Municipal Archives