About the Project
Children’s Media Digitization Project is an effort to preserve student work created in the media programs at Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C.
Former director of Media Arts at CCM, Christopher Grotke is digitizing old videotaped work and uploading files to the Internet Archive. It’s a labor of love, done in free time, to save some great animation and video projects spanning the mid 1980’s through the early 2000’s.
So far, 1987-1996 U-matic tapes have been converted and uploaded. Please consider a donation to this project to help compensate for the time and effort, and to help get all of these important projects preserved and archived.
Children’s Media, 1987 – 1996
Here are the projects available to date. We’re digitizing and uploading the 3/4″ U-matic video tapes first, then VHS tapes, then Betacam tapes.
The U-matics have been digitized and are being uploaded:
Files Converted by Year
Projects are shot using 8mm videocameras and transferred to 3/4″ umatic.
- Listen To Th eMusic_1988_U006
- Animation Corps_1988_U007
- Drawn On Film_1988_U008
- Drawn On Film Loops_1988_U009
- Dan Darlymple_1988 _U010
- Marc Crisafulli_JoeJoeBear_1988_U011
- Christopher Grotke_Cyclone _1988_U012
- Ron Noble_Power of Advertising_1988_U013
- DonovanReid _MiceAndMan_1988_U014
- Tom Ferguson Grunt U 086
The Animation Lab opens, and most projects now shot on an animation stand directly to 3/4″ tape using a single frame controller.
- Born ToBe Wild_Master_1989_U019
- Igoe_Wonderful World of Animation_1989_U021
- Grotke_Paper Dance_1989_U022
- Top tHat_1989_U023
- Top tHat_Scenes_1989_U024
- Chuck Jones_Animation Lab_Ribbon Cutting_1989_U025
- Chuck Jones_Anilab_Intv1_1989_U026
- Chuck Jones_Anilab_Intv2_1989_U027
- Grotke_Nestors Photo_1989_U028
- Grotke_Dog Christmas_1989_U029
- Grotke_Puppy Learns About Cars_1989_U031
When their college mascot needed to come to life, MuseArts was called in to do the animation. We designed and rigged a 2-D version of Beacon’s alligator mascot using a still image as a starting model. We gave the gator full movement of arms, legs, tail, head, body, jaw and eyes, and designed controllers to […]
Thank you Chris and Lise! It looks great!