We are a growing channel with hopes of getting bigger. We appreciate any amount of your time to view the videos we are bringing back to availability.
It is fun work to do, but it has many challenges. So far we have invested a lot of time and quite a bit of money to get to the point of actually starting to bring titles to the public.
Around 15 years ago, we began to collect films, at first 16mm films, of all kinds. As we progressed on this journey, we found that we could also find and preserve collections of broadcast quality videotapes.
At this point cataloging what we have is difficult. We approximate 10,000 titles total, with the bulk of the collection spread between feature films, television programs, school films, and industrial films. The collection now is measured in cubic feet, rather than titles.
Along the way, the distribution of content on the internet began to happen, and then to get more easily deployed. The process of migrating our content to the internet is a story of it’s own, and we will be creating blog articles about the process as it evolves.
For now, it is enough to say that we have begun, and new films will be appearing here on a regular basis.
We hope you will stay and enjoy what we are putting together for you!
We also have a steady Youtube publishing schedule and publish here on the website as well, with very little overlap. So we hope what we are offering is of interest to as many peoples as possible.
Your support of our efforts is much appreciated. In order to move this forward we have expenses that need too be covered. I won’t bore you, but here is a list: Storage Rent, electricity to keep the servers powered up and working, and a big one, bandwidth and online storage to serve the videos here on the site.
And every now and then we need a new bit of software or hardware to advance the quality and speed.
So, to conclude, I hope you will join our membership program and fully explore VintageFilmChannel!