They were 'practice' tapes. It was an actual video productions class, where we learned to operate cameras and such. We'd go out filming some pretty stupid things for practice on operating the cameras and equipment, and those were the tapes that got erased every year. Because it was 'garbage' footage even by our own standards. Who wants to save fifteen minutes of having the camera go in and out of focus on a tree with no purpose to it other than the person was TRYING to get footage of a bird and didn't know how to zoom in? XDFor CuddleWoozle, considering that tapes were very expensive, it seemed at the time to be a good idea, and I'm sure it saved your school tons of money. However, there may be a day when your school looks back on their history and wonders where tons of classic moments are, and there's a chance they're gone forever.
I don't think you can. I checked and they didn't have a website until 2012 and we made it in 1999/2000. The school probably still has a copy somewhere, but I don't think anyone has bothered to go through and digitize them.Damn. I don't think I've ever been that unlucky. I've gotten boxes of moldy/waterlogged tapes before, even tapes with stinkbugs in them, but mice have never come my way (yet). Well, at least not in terms of my movies they haven't. It's good to know your school's history survives, and I wish others could be that lucky. Every time I come across a home movie or a school movie in my collection (I have hundreds of recording tapes), it breaks my heart to know that there's someone missing these memories. Even though I found one family (only because their child acted as an emcee on the tape), that's just luck, and there's a good chance most of these videos won't make their way home.
On a lighter note, where can I watch your PSA?