Histoire numérique et l’historiographie

Home Movie Day 2018: van smalfilm tot selfie

Home Movie Day at Eye Filmmuseum is an international tribute to the amateur film. This year, Home Movie Day highlights the history of amateur film which spans more than 100 years: from film strips to selfies. How has the making and screening of amateur films and home movies changed in the past century? Who was filming? How and what did they film? And what role did the changing media landscape play? Eye celebrates the Home Movie Day on 20 October. The worldwide tribute to the amateur film has been organised every year since 2002, in countries such as the United States, Argentina and Japan. This edition, through the use of special objects and historical archive material, Home Movie Day zooms in on a number of drastic changes in amateur film. There was the rise of home video in the 1970s and 80s, and the transition from analogue to digital. The amateur and family filmer first filmed on a narrow film or Super8. After these transitions, there were plenty of new possibilities to capture daily life. On October 20 at 15.00 there is a lecture and presentation (90', in Dutch) in Eye in cooperation with Stichting Amateurfilm and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The lecture will be held by Tim van der Heijden, media historian and board member of Stichting Amateurfilm. After the presentation, there is an opportunity to exchange information, ask questions and view the exhibited equipment.

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