Here is some home movie footage of Nixon's visit to Europe in 1969, with special guest THE POPE. This was probably filmed by H.R. Haldeman.
This spring, we used a Kinetta Archival Film Scanner to make new, preservation-quality scans of the Super 8 home movies filmed by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin. On the right, you can see the incredible quality and detail of the image, even after we downconverted it to HD for Vimeo posting.
On the left, you can see our old telecines, which were made from copies of copies, before the *originals* turned up at the Nixon Library and we jumped at the opportunity to make something so much better.
(The images have not yet been color-corrected, for those of you who will notice such things.)
We have to thank Ryan Pettigrew at the Nixon Library and Jeff Kreines at Kinetta for allowing this project to go forward and for doing all the actual work!!! Now, not only will OUR NIXON be more beautiful than we ever imagined, but the home movie collection has been preserved in beautiful 4K.
For anyone who is wondering, this is a dispatch from the making of OUR NIXON.
For more info on the film's progress and release, stay in touch!