Now in her 3rd year with Pro8mm, Deanndra works with our clients who are scanning their archival material.
Deanndra says, "No matter if you're a hobbyist, someone that's found home movies in their attic, or a professional documentarian, all of the archival film that we receive gets treated with the utmost care! As the archival coordinator, I see archives of varying sizes. Anywhere from a few rolls to over 100 reels. Every reel gets logged by film type so that all of the same film types can get prepped and cleaned together. We can even organize the film in specific sequences and create MetaData for clients' organization. After this, the film is passed off to our Prepper who preps and cleans all of the film before we do any type of scanning.
What I like most about working with archival scanning is the joy that it brings people. Some clients will tell me they haven't seen a family member in many years and that they're excited to see this film come to life.
Tips for clients: Start thinking of your end goal for the archive, so that when the film is dropped off or shipped in, if you don't know exactly what you're looking for in terms of scanning specs, we'll have a place to start!