Jul 28, 2013

Photo Flipbook: Towne Theatre

This custom 4x6" photo flipbook of the Towne Theatre is the latest addition to my Around the Hat shop. Featuring 22 original images from inside the Towne, this affordable flipbook seemed like a really cool way of sharing my rare pictures of this old movie theatre before parts of it were dismantled. Check out this new item here.

Jul 27, 2013

WW2 Film Reel

Last year I bought myself a vintage 16mm projector to watch and digitize some of my old film school projects. It came with this old WWII reel of an airstrip at a US army base and a few shots of Japanese cities in the 1940s. It's interesting to get a glimpse into random footage like this. It's not like it was a newsreel, it's just a few minutes of random footage shot by someone who was in the army. 

My intention has been to digitize this reel as well, but it's in rough shape and doesn't run through the projector very well. I don't want to wreck it, and haven't got around to fixing the damaged sprockets and splicing the broken frames back together. In the meantime, I thought the old box and reel were still pretty neat mementos to share. I'll be sure to post the footage here if I'm ever able to screen it again.