Where did it all start, that’s hard to say. Was it my childhood experiments with a Viewmaster projector attempting to make realistic 3-D ghosts like on Scooby Doo? Was it the endless filmstrips that I watched in a rural elementary school? Or was it, just that I was at the right place at the right time with the right resources?
Regardless of the origins, I now find myself with more than 23,000 16mm educational films in my house. I spent most of the nineties collecting film from school and government auctions. These films were regarded as obsolete and useless by the state who would take anything to get rid of them. If I didn’t get them, who knows where they would have ended up – a dumpster, maybe?
So now I show the films every chance I get and have planned various projects, to exploit their hidden celluloid riches. This web site is a virtual home of a very big collection. I hope to use it to talk about future film projects, film tours and other things. Your feedback is appreciated.
Occasionally, someone from the media focuses their attention on the sick little obsession that is the A/V Geeks. While it may seem therapeutic at first (admitting that I have a problem, being the first step), it only furthers to encourage the bad behavior. At the very least, however, it finally legitimizes years of odd behavior to friends and family. Below are assorted interviews and mentions from the ole A/V Geeks scrapbook…
Independent Film Channel’s show Split Screen
Spectator article by Rodrigo Dorfman
News and Observer article by Geoff Edgers
Duke University’s Chronicle by Ali Korein
Skip picks his top ten favorite films for Ali Korein
Citysearch piece by Ashley Farrell