From John Tariot:
Upper Valley Home Movie Day in White River Junction, Vermont
The Upper Valley Home Movie Day held in the studio of the local cable TV channel, CATV 8, in White River Junction Vermont was a success- and was at least in keeping with the turn-out from previous years. We had about 15 or so attendees, half of whom brought films- and, of those, the ones that were screened were almost all Super8- though we had quite a bit of 8mm and some 16mm show up as well. We didn’t get much press coverage this year- a combination of over-taxed organizers and the loss of one of our 2 local papers both played a role. Despite the lack of press prior to the event, turn-out was about the same, as I mentioned, as in previous years.
The press coverage we DID get came out today- better late than never, I suppose- though I would have preferred to get press before-hand. The article is available online.
We had also attempted to do a little “Antiques Roadshow” meets Home Movie Day by videotaping the event for air on local cable- though our attention was really on the films as they came in and answering peoples’ questions- so- this didn’t materialize. If we attempt this again we’ll have to round up volunteers who would be tasked with the video portion of the day’s events alone.
We had support from The Howe Library in Hanover NH, Film & Media Studies at Dartmouth College, and the Jones Media Center of Dartmouth Library, and the Main Street Museum of Art of White River Junction.
Our organizers were myself, Bruce Posner and Sukie Punjasthitkul - who took pictures at the event which are available here.