Austin, TX, February 21, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is pleased to announce its newest web exhibit, Scenic Route: Discoveries in Texas Film and Video, www.scenicroutetx.com, a guided tour through ten years of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image's media preservation.
In 2018, Texas Archive of the Moving Image celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Texas Film Round-Up, a pioneering community archives program presented in partnership with the Texas Film Commission. The first of its kind in the nation, the Film Round-Up travels across the state to provide free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes, including home movies, industrial films, educational films, advertisements, local television, and other audio-visual materials.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image has traveled 16,000+ miles and amassed 40+TB of digital video since the program’s launch, hosting more than 30 Round-Ups at locations that include Abilene, Alpine, Amarillo, Austin, Bastrop County, Beaumont, Brownsville, Collin County, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Killeen, Longview, Lubbock, Marshall, Midland, Nacogdoches, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Tyler.
“After ten years traveling across the state, we are excited to debut an exhibit that showcases some of our most exciting discoveries! Partnering with hundreds of individuals and organizations, we have enabled decades of old film and video to move again to offer a brand new look at Lone Star history,” said Texas Archive of the Moving Image's Executive Director, Dr. Caroline Frick.
Scenic Route: Discoveries in Texas Film and Video, www.scenicroutetx.com, is your roadmap to Texas, by region, time period, topic, and more. “Want to understand what it means to be a Texan? This is your turnpike to the Texas experience, from the 1910s to the 2000s,” says exhibit curator Katharine Austin. “I hope viewers see the value of our preservation work and are inspired to help us discover more Texas stories.”
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve, make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image digitizes and provides web access to thousands of moving images that offer insight into Texas history and culture. To learn more, visit www.texasarchive.org.