Periscope Film LLC

Periscope Film LLC

is creating an archive of historic motion picture films, one film at a time

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For almost 20 years, Periscope Film has been preserving historic 8mm, 16mm and 35mm films and making them available to the public. We're not talking about "Gone With the Wind" or "Nosferatu" — but ephemeral films. These range from commercially made non-fiction productions such as industrials and travelogues, to home movies and U.S. government made educational, military and training films. Our films are made available to the public for free viewing on Youtube and other websites, and we provide them to content creators as stock footage for their projects. Our company came about because, right around the year 2000, we noticed that many libraries and other institutions were throwing away their films as "obsolete" and "irrelevant". With each reel of film destroyed, so vanished a potential window into the past. Between then and now, we know our nation has lost a great deal of history on celluloid — but we've managed to save some of it. What initially started as a hobby has now grown into something more, and today we're proud to serve as a resource not only for filmmakers and artists, but for students, artists, and researchers all over the world. 

Today we continue to acquire, preserve and make available to the public endangered non-fiction films. Your support will help offset some of the affiliated costs which include acquisition, restoration, digital transfer and backup, and storage.
Tiers
Regular 8mm Film Supporter
$5 or more per month

Regular 8mm film was the smallest gauge made, but preserved a lot of personal history as a home movie format. By become a Regular 8mm supporter, you'll help us preserve a lot of personal motion pictures.

Super 8mm Supporter
$8 or more per month

Super 8mm film dates to 1965 and is still shot today. Most of the Super 8mm in our collection are home movies. Become a "super" friend of Periscope Film by becoming a Super 8 supporter.

16mm Film Supporter
$10 or more per month

The majority of our collections originate on 16mm film. This was the release format for thousands, maybe millions of classroom films, training films, and industrials, not to mention home movies. Support our on-going acquisition and preservation of 16mm with your gift.

35mm Film Supporter
$25 or more per month

35mm Film supporters will help us preserve cinema history, one film at a time, by allowing us to acquire films that normally be too expensive to pry loose from a collector's hands, which require expensive restoration techniques, or need special handling. You'll also assist with our on-going cataloging and other efforts.

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When we reach $200 per month we'll be able to increase the number of films we publish on Youtube from 1-2 per day to up to 4 per day. 
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For almost 20 years, Periscope Film has been preserving historic 8mm, 16mm and 35mm films and making them available to the public. We're not talking about "Gone With the Wind" or "Nosferatu" — but ephemeral films. These range from commercially made non-fiction productions such as industrials and travelogues, to home movies and U.S. government made educational, military and training films. Our films are made available to the public for free viewing on Youtube and other websites, and we provide them to content creators as stock footage for their projects. Our company came about because, right around the year 2000, we noticed that many libraries and other institutions were throwing away their films as "obsolete" and "irrelevant". With each reel of film destroyed, so vanished a potential window into the past. Between then and now, we know our nation has lost a great deal of history on celluloid — but we've managed to save some of it. What initially started as a hobby has now grown into something more, and today we're proud to serve as a resource not only for filmmakers and artists, but for students, artists, and researchers all over the world. 

Today we continue to acquire, preserve and make available to the public endangered non-fiction films. Your support will help offset some of the affiliated costs which include acquisition, restoration, digital transfer and backup, and storage.

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Tiers
Regular 8mm Film Supporter
$5 or more per month

Regular 8mm film was the smallest gauge made, but preserved a lot of personal history as a home movie format. By become a Regular 8mm supporter, you'll help us preserve a lot of personal motion pictures.

Super 8mm Supporter
$8 or more per month

Super 8mm film dates to 1965 and is still shot today. Most of the Super 8mm in our collection are home movies. Become a "super" friend of Periscope Film by becoming a Super 8 supporter.

16mm Film Supporter
$10 or more per month

The majority of our collections originate on 16mm film. This was the release format for thousands, maybe millions of classroom films, training films, and industrials, not to mention home movies. Support our on-going acquisition and preservation of 16mm with your gift.

35mm Film Supporter
$25 or more per month

35mm Film supporters will help us preserve cinema history, one film at a time, by allowing us to acquire films that normally be too expensive to pry loose from a collector's hands, which require expensive restoration techniques, or need special handling. You'll also assist with our on-going cataloging and other efforts.