The History of Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion is a popular form of filmmaking involving manipulating physical objects in tiny increments between individually photographed frames to make it appear that they are moving by themselves when the frames are played back. It allows any object to be animated, but the most popular forms use puppets or plasticine figures (known commonly as claymation). However, live actors can also be used in stop motion, known as pixilation, and materials like paper and fabrics can be used to make cut-out animation.

Common Issues with VHS Tapes

VHS tapes were, at one time, a very popular storage medium for recording precious memories and having them to watch for many years to come. The family would gather around the TV set to watch VHS tapes of times gone by and reflect on all those incredible memories like baby’s first steps or Mum and Dad’s wedding.

Why DVDs Will Never Disappear

DVDs have been around since 1999, when they were launched, and we believe they will never actually go away. Even with the popularity of streaming services, DVDs still play a very important role in modern society, and we can’t see that changing anytime soon.

There are several reasons why DVDs are likely to remain an important physical media type, which we will highlight in this article.

Where to Sell VHS Tapes

If you’ve got some old VHS tapes lying around of films and TV shows that you now enjoy on DVD or from streaming services, you might be wondering what you can do with the tapes. VHS tapes are notoriously difficult to recycle, due to their plastic content and the chemicals used on the tape itself. So you might be hoping that you can sell those VHS tapes and make a bit of money.

Could the VHS Have a Comeback?

In 2006, the last film by a major studio to be released on VHS was The History of Violence. Since then, the VHS has only had limited new releases, often in the form of marketing gimmicks. After all, nobody uses VHS tapes to watch films anymore now that DVDs and Blu-ray exist, right?

9 Things You Didn’t Know About the VHS

The age of the VHS was a glorious time. No longer were people constrained to just watching the latest blockbusters in cinemas, people could buy or rent their very own copy of their favourite film to watch whenever they liked. Of course, compared to the likes of streaming services, the VHS is nowhere close to the realm of convenience we have today.

Home Entertainment: When it Began and Where It’s Headed

The world of home film entertainment has changed drastically over just a few decades. Once upon a time the only way to see the latest Hollywood blockbusters was to head down to a cinema, now you can head to Netflix and browse thousands of titles and watch any you want with just the touch of a button.

Technology has come so far; it’s hard to imagine the days when we couldn’t watch any film we wanted in the comfort of our own homes. So how did the home film entertainment industry begin, and where might it go in the future?

How DVDs Stole the Spotlight from VHS

In the late 90s and early 2000s, a new kid on the block emerged to kick VHS to the curb. It was shiny and new, smaller and more compact, it was the Digital Versatile Disc, better known as the DVD.

For twenty years, VHS enjoyed a comfortable spot as the most beloved home entertainment system. As well as being able to record home movies and family footage, VHS tapes could be bought pre-recorded with all the latest Hollywood releases. Heading down to Blockbuster to pick out a VHS film to watch with the family became the hottest thing to do on a Friday night. How could such a popular and beloved format have become so obsolete?