Home movie film – what is this? Basic 101 of 8mm film.

Are you the lucky owner of some home movie film?  maybe you THINK it's film but not sure?  Maybe you don't know how to play it, or what kind of projector to use.  Maybe you don't know what kind of film it is?  Do you want to make some DIY home movies out of your … Continue reading Home movie film – what is this? Basic 101 of 8mm film.

A guide to Organising Family Photos – Part 2

If you were born before the advent of digital photos, chances are you have a backlog of paper photographs - in albums, cupboards, envelopes, drawers or just loose, hanging around. What to do with them? What happens if there's a fire, are they getting damaged? Who will get them when you pass on? How will your children know what these are pictures of?? All questions I asked myself when looking at the mountain of photopaper and albums in my home.

A Guide to organising Family Photos – Part 1

Do you have a photo sorting project? It's always tricky to sort out photos into some kind of order and copy and store them. It's more complicated than it seems, and can feel very overwhelming. This post will provide you with some ideas, and help save your treasured memories for generations to come.

All about Hocus Focus – Saving your vintage media. Why and How.

Hocus Focus is focused on DIY preservation and/or digitalising your old film and photos, vhs and slides. If you're anything like me you have hundreds or maybe thousands (I have millions!) of photos, hours of VHS, VHSC, Super8 film, Standard 8 film and slides to preserve. So how to do it???