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Home Video Day is a chance to dig out your camcorder videotapes and screen them in front of a live audience. Videos run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what!

The rules are simple – bring your VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, Video 8 or Mini-DV cassette to the team of inspectors, who will make whatever repairs are necessary to ensure the tape is playable, and can answer your questions about videotape care and digitization. Contributors can choose to cue up the tape to begin at a particular point or simply let the it play out at random. Each submission will receive 5 minutes of screening time, and patrons will have time to introduce their tape beforehand if they wish, or to narrate along with the action on screen.

  • 1/14/20: Home for the holidays? Dig out those old tapes!

    1/14/20: Home for the holidays? Dig out those old tapes!

    Hanging out at home for the holidays? Why not rummage around in the attic or basement to find your old video tapes and bring them to Home Video Day! Attendees are invited to bring a tape to be projected for the audience, or to simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what! We invite you to laugh and cry at the touching … Continue reading

  • 5/25/19: Chicago Home Video Day is this Saturday!

    5/25/19: Chicago Home Video Day is this Saturday!

    Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, in the CommonsWhen: Saturday, May 25th, noon to 4pm, drop by any time Admission: Programs in the Commons are always free! Museum admission is required for gallery access.How: The rules are simple – bring your VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, Video 8 or Mini-DV cassette to the team of inspectors, who will make whatever repairs are necessary to ensure the tape is playable, and can answer your questions about videotape care and … Continue reading

  • 2/8/19: Watch and Share Your Favorite Family Movies at Home Video Day

    2/8/19: Watch and Share Your Favorite Family Movies at Home Video Day

    Dig out those old video tapes and bring them to Home Video Day this Friday! We worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Video Data Bank to put on this event that invites you to laugh and cry at the touching and beguiling world of home movies made public. If you don’t have any tapes, you can sit back and watch decades past as captured by others. If you don’t quite remember what’s on a tape, there will be stations … Continue reading

  • 4/7/18: Chicago Home Video Day will celebrate the mundane, eclectic, and downright weird videos shot by everyday people in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

    4/7/18: Chicago Home Video Day will celebrate the mundane, eclectic, and downright weird videos shot by everyday people in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

    Home Video Day 2018 Nightingale Cinema 1084 N. Milwaukee April 7, 2018 1-5pm, stop by any time, BYOB and/or BYO-tape Free, with snacks! https://www.facebook.com/events/165646524232387/ http://nightingalecinema.org/nightingale-10/ Home Video Day was covered by Nina Metz in the Chicago Tribune, and was recommended as one of the top ten things to do this weekend by Chicago Tonight! Get in the mood by watching this short documentary by Taylor Price which celebrates the history of amateur videotape. At Home Video Day you will have … Continue reading

  • 4/18/15: Chicago’s First Home Video Day!

    4/18/15: Chicago’s First Home Video Day!

    Bring a tape of your own to be projected for the audience, or simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what! The program will be hilarious, touching and uncomfortable in a way that only home video can be. Nightingale Cinema 1084 N. Milwaukee April 18, 2015 1-5pm, stop by any time Free! http://homevideodaychicago.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1084092481604706/ Home Video Day Chicago trailer INSTRUCTIONS Bring your … Continue reading

 
 
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