Lost in Light is a project that aims to preserve aging small format films that are in risk of being lost from the historical record.

“we will provide free Super 8 and 8mm to video transfers to anyone who asks, in exchange for posting their video to the Lost in Light site and on the Internet Archive with their choice of Creative Commons licenses. In addition, Lost in Light will include articles and features by members of the filmmaking and film preservation communities, video tutorials for making 8mm films, as well as creative work, all with the goal of preserving and championing this important film format.�

Update, Jen wrote in to clarify something about the project:
“…the owner/creator of the film retains all ownership and copyright of their film. We’re just giving them the option to choose which copyright they’d like to use, based on the variety of Creative Commons licenses. They may choose to reserve all rights, or they may choose to enter their film in the public domain, or anything in between.”
Thanks Jen!

(Via Self Reliant Filmmaking)


3 Responses to “Lost in Light will transfer your 8mm in exchange for copyright”  

  1. 1 Jen

    Thanks for announcing our project! I’d just like to clarify that we’re not exchanging film transfer for copyright–the owner/creator of the film retains all ownership and copyright of their film. We’re just giving them the option to choose which copyright they’d like to use, based on the variety of Creative Commons licenses. They may choose to reserve all rights, or they may choose to enter their film in the public domain, or anything in between. We’re just asking to be able to post their film to the site so others may view it, and to make it available for us by others if the copyright owner so chooses. Thanks.

  2. 2 CHRISTY PHILLIPS

    LOST IN LIGHT CONTACT INFO please

  3. 3 Kendal Miller

    You can contact them here:
    http://lostinlight.org/about/contact/