Location

Burlington Vermont

Start Date

8-13-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

8-13-2013 1:00 PM

Description

The poster presents the process undertaken to create a DVD documentary of still and moving images, reflecting the history of a small community from the volunteer creator perspective. Sample visual elements include illustrations the DVD menu of five selections; footage of three moving image clips and two still photo collections.

The challenges, opportunities, rewards are presented, as well as a section on practical ‘how-we-done-it’ and ‘how we-mighta-done-it-differently’. For example, one of the biggest challenges was identifying home movies that included town events, in addition in being in good shape for digital transfer.

Furthermore, the creation of this DVD offered an opportunity to preserve identified images, transferring them in the best formats possible, placing copies in regional archives. To enhance the attractiveness of accompanying sound, local fiddler music was identified and provided, as well as World War II music as background, appropriate for the time period. As an incentive to engage young residents of the town, a selection of current scenes shown with older similar scenes was created. Additionally, the credits include background outtakes that appeal to the younger viewers, perhaps dispelling the myth that historical documentaries must be serious in nature.

Finally, post-production publicity and distribution efforts include reaching out to those community members who traditionally do not have interest in the town historical societies and community libraries.

The DVD, entitled Tunbridge Remembers: Photos & Films of 20th Century Tunbridge, Vermont is complete and is being distributed to local, regional and state libraries, archives, and local towns-people.

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Tunbridge remembers photos and films of 20th century Tunbridge, Vermont /

Fred Pond; Euclid Farnharm

2012 English Visual Material : Videorecording : DVD video 1 DVD-R (ca. 77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Tunbridge, Vt. : Tunbridge Historical Society,

Produced by the Tunbridge Historical Society, this DVD-R contains images and video recordings of historical places, people, and events throughout the early 20th century in the town of Tunbridge, Vermont. Accompanied by music and narration, viewers can experience a glimpse into small town life in Vermont through historical photographs and films.

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Find Related More Like This: Search for versions with same title and author | Advanced options ... Title: Tunbridge remembers photos and films of 20th century Tunbridge, Vermont / Author(s): Pond, Fred. ; (Editor) Farnharm, Euclid. ; (Editor) Corp Author(s): Tunbridge Historical Society. Publication: Tunbridge, Vt. : Tunbridge Historical Society, Year: 2012 Description: 1 DVD-R (ca. 77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Language: English Abstract: Produced by the Tunbridge Historical Society, this DVD-R contains images and video recordings of historical places, people, and events throughout the early 20th century in the town of Tunbridge, Vermont. Accompanied by music and narration, viewers can experience a glimpse into small town life in Vermont through historical photographs and films. Contents: ch. 1. Early 20th century (9:33) -- ch. 2. 1944 Fairgrounds (3:53) -- ch. 3. 1960's movie (5:18) -- ch. 4. 1988 interviews (77:17) -- ch. 5. Then & now (6:29) -- Credits (5:12) SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Country life. Documentary films. Geographic: Tunbridge (Vt.) -- History. System Info: DVD-R. Note(s): Participants: Narrated by Euclid Farnham. Class Descriptors: LC: F59.T86; Dewey: 974.3 Responsibility: editors, Euclid Farnham and Fred Pond. Music, Harold Luce. Material Type: Videorecording (vid); DVD video (dvv); Videodisc (vdc) Document Type: Visual Material Entry: 20130214 Update: 20130514 Accession No: OCLC: 827730099 Database: WorldCat

 
Aug 13th, 12:00 PM Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Creating a Multi-Media DVD of a Small Town's Historical Images

Burlington Vermont

The poster presents the process undertaken to create a DVD documentary of still and moving images, reflecting the history of a small community from the volunteer creator perspective. Sample visual elements include illustrations the DVD menu of five selections; footage of three moving image clips and two still photo collections.

The challenges, opportunities, rewards are presented, as well as a section on practical ‘how-we-done-it’ and ‘how we-mighta-done-it-differently’. For example, one of the biggest challenges was identifying home movies that included town events, in addition in being in good shape for digital transfer.

Furthermore, the creation of this DVD offered an opportunity to preserve identified images, transferring them in the best formats possible, placing copies in regional archives. To enhance the attractiveness of accompanying sound, local fiddler music was identified and provided, as well as World War II music as background, appropriate for the time period. As an incentive to engage young residents of the town, a selection of current scenes shown with older similar scenes was created. Additionally, the credits include background outtakes that appeal to the younger viewers, perhaps dispelling the myth that historical documentaries must be serious in nature.

Finally, post-production publicity and distribution efforts include reaching out to those community members who traditionally do not have interest in the town historical societies and community libraries.

The DVD, entitled Tunbridge Remembers: Photos & Films of 20th Century Tunbridge, Vermont is complete and is being distributed to local, regional and state libraries, archives, and local towns-people.