The Texas Film Round-Up is a collaboration of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and the Texas Film Commission (TFC). TAMI is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve and make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas' moving image heritage.
The Texas Film Round-Up is the winner of the 2010 American Association of State and Local History's Leadership in History Award of Merit and WOW Award, and has provided for the free digitization of more than 7,000 films in the last three years. A selection (about %10) of these films is available for free viewing at www.texasarchive.org.
The Collin County Genealogical Society and Collin County Historical Commission will co-host The Texas Film Round-Up on July 14, 2012, from 9 am to 2 pm at:
The Heard-Craig Hall Gallery
306 North Church Street
McKinney, Texas 75069
During this event, people can drop off their home movies to be digitized, watch videos from the Texas Archive of the Moving image (TAMI) video library, and learn about safe media storage. TAMI representatives will be on hand to answer questions and evaluate potential donations.
Early drop-off locations across the county will be available from July 1 through July 12. Contact the location nearest you for hours.
To participate, label each item with your contact information; group items together in a ziploc bag, box, or plastic shopping bag, fill out the Loan and Use Agreement paperwork (available at drop-off points), and turn them in at the Texas Film Round-Up event in McKinney on July 14 or at an early drop-off location listed above. The Texas Film Round-Up accepts the following formats: Super 8, 8mm, 16 mm, VHS, SVHS, Beta-SP, U-matic 3/4", and 8mm video.
Your original materials will be mailed back to you along with a DVD (or digital .avi file).
To qualify for free digitization, films or videos must have a Texas connection.
Additionally, you must be willing to donate a digital copy of your materials to TAMI's video library: www.texasarchive.org. If you do not qualify for TAMI's free digitization program or do not wish to participate in the online video library, trained digitization technicians can transfer your film and video for a fee. Rates are available at http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/Digital_Transfer_Rates.