The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is excited to bring the award-winning Texas Film Round-Up to Bastrop County on March 1 - 12! In the heart of central Texas' Lost Pines region, Bastrop County has a rich history that we will be proud to represent in the TAMI collection. The Round-Up will begin with a kick-off event at the Bastrop Opera House on February 29 at 7:00 pm. Come see archival footage of Bastrop County on the Big Screen! Beginning Tuesday, March 1, we are providing FREE digitization of any Texas-related films and videos, including home movies, advertisements, PSAs, educational films, and more, at the Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville Public Libraries during library hours. We will continue accepting films and videos until Saturday, March 12. We encourage all of you to dig up your family films and videos out of closets, sheds, or drawers and bring them to the Texas Film Round-Up. To qualify for free digitization, participants must be willing to donate a digital copy of their materials to TAMI’s archive, a digital collection at texasarchive.org. We also collect copies of Texas-related films that have already been digitized. A list of accepted formats for the program is below.
We hope to see you in Bastrop County!
Bastrop Public Library
1100 Church St, Bastrop, TX 78602
T & Th: 1pm-9pm
Elgin Public Library
404 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621
Smithville Public Library
507 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-1pm
The Texas Film Round-Up provides FREE digitization for Texas-related films and videos in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to www.texasarchive.org. Since 2008, the program has provided new access to more than 30,000 films and videos and served hundreds of individuals and institutions. The program is open to home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more. Your films and videotapes are valuable records of Texas history and culture, and with your help, Texas’ media heritage will be available for future generations to appreciate.
In the free digitization program, TAMI will inventory your films and videotapes, provide minor cleaning and repairs if necessary, and digitize the materials. We will then return your originals, along with the digitized files, either transferred to a portable drive that you provide or as DVDs. Due to high demand, this entire process can take up to five months.
Films or videos must be Texas-related (i.e. shot in Texas, shot by a Texan, or be about Texas)
The owner must be willing and able to contribute a digital copy of the materials to the archive ( i.e. you are or you represent the copyright holder)
No more than 50 items, a combination of films and/or videotapes, may be contributed per household. However, the maximum number of videotapes per collection is 10, and the maximum feet of film per collection is 3,500. Don’t hesitate to bring all your films and videotapes! TAMI professionals will be on-site to help you determine if your collection exceeds TAMI’s size limits. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 485-3073 for more information.
Film: 16mm, 8mm, Super 8
Video : VHS, VHS-C, Betacam SP, ¾”/U-Matic, 8mm/Hi8/Video8/Digital8