Before being an entrepreneur who opened a laboratory to digitize:
- 8 mm
- super 8
- 16 mm films
I am someone who loves history and movies.
I created an archive of films shot from the 1930s to the 1990s, purchasing the rights of hundreds of films all over the world. Each of these has a story to tell, like the one in the video you see below, shot in 1958 by an American tourist on vacation in an Europe that is completely different from today:
And more than 1000 others that you can watch on my YouTube channel.
We live in times when everyone has a phone in their pocket that records video, so we forget that there were only a few television channels in most European countries until the 1970s. This means that smaller cities have been portrayed only by amateur filmmakers, and we have the duty to preserve their footage.
In times when people want everything immediately, films are difficult to watch, because to be played they need projectors that have been out of production for 40 years. So, unfortunately, movies like the one above, without my effort, often don't survive the generational legacies.
Europe and amateur films
There is a whole wealth of hidden treasures that go wasted. It happens in Italy where I live, but also in Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Holland and in other countries that have a long and beautiful home movie tradition.
Over time, being this a very expensive hobby for me, I managed to give economic sustainability to my project by selling the best footage of the films of my collection to documentary producers and televisions.
As we live in very difficult times and film digitization is not cheap for many people, anyone who has old home movies that contain footage of historical value (cities, events, situations). If you do not have the economic possibility to digitize them, do not worry.
By contacting me with the form below, we can arrange a free digitization in exchange for a signed release that allows me to distribute the content to productions around the world.
THE LAB IS BASED IN ITALY AND OFFERS FREE RETURN DELIVERY IN ALL THE EUROPEAN UNION
The price to digitize and restore your 8 mm, super 8 and 16 mm films in my laboratory is always 4 euros per minute of footage, regardless of the format or the fact that they are mute or sound.
If you want me to work on your home movies, please contact me with this form: