Christmas 1966 – Boy in the Mirror
With this post, Lost in Light is officially launching! We are now ready to begin accepting your films for transfer, and will continue to update this site weekly with newly transferred Super 8 and 8mm films, creative works, articles, and much more related to making and restoring 8mm film. For more information, please click the links to the left.
Our first post comes from a giant box of home movies belonging to Aaron’s aunt. This excerpt features one of the great staples of home movies, a white Christmas with a toddler delighting in new presents, some amazing tobogganing, and a captivating moment of self-discovery in a mirror that would make Jacques Lacan proud. Shot on the U.S. East Coast in 1966.
The full length version of this film will soon be available as a high-quality mpeg2 download at the Internet Archive; however, the uploading function there seems to be down at the moment. We’ll keep working on it and post an update when it’s ready.
And, this film is an example of the quality of transfers we’ll be offering as part of the Lost in Light project.
Here’s to the New Year!