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Mike's Movie Machine : The AACA Library's 16mm Film Scanner

This Short-Film Documentary recaps the The Antique Automobile Club of America Library & Research Center's story of building and modifying a 16mm film scanner from scratch. The film scanner takes 16mm films and digitizes them to a more accessible format to be viewed on the internet. It was crowdfunded and originally built to the specs of the Kinograph DIY Film Scanner. Since the original build, many improvements and modifications have been put in place including adding a step motor, new backlight, film gates, shutter delays, and other items to help get a more stable and clear image.

  • Mike Reilly
  • Mike Reilly
  • Mike Reilly
  • Mike Reilly
    Key Cast
  • Chris Ritter
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Educational, Film
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 1080p
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Director Biography - Mike Reilly

Mike Reilly has a BFA from UNLV where he studied ceramics and other general arts. He also studied sound engineering during his undergrad work. Mike also has a Masters of Library Science from Clarion University and is a Librarian at the AACA Library and Research Center in Hershey, PA.

Mike Reilly has long been a fan of movies, tv, and the entertainment industry in general. No matter how high or low brow a subject, there is usually something that he takes away from these projects. His love of movies and tv has led to co hosting podcasts about movies both good and bad.

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