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Your home movies of the 1990s
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The Magazine is compiling a people's history of modern Britain - featuring your written memories, photos and home movies. This week we asked for your recollections of the 1990s.

We've already received hundreds of written memories and family photos, which will be published on Friday. But here's a taster of some of your home videos from the time, submitted through the BBC's modern history YouTube group.

RECLAIM THE STREETS, BIRMINGHAM 1998

"I filmed it because I'd been following the anti-road movement ever since leaving film school in 1995," says Jamie Lowe, now 38. "I sympathised with their campaigns but was also attracted by the creative and inspiring protests they held.

"This particular protest was the moment the anti-road movement started going global, not only with simultaneous 'street parties' being held all over the planet, but because the G7 were meeting in Birmingham that day.

"This was before Russia joined, I think, and was also before protests against the G8 became mainstream.

"In some ways I miss the 'single issue' protests and this day was another turning point when everyone started to join under one global anti-capitalist umbrella. Whether that was a good thing or not I've never quite decided."

As a film-maker, it was a good day, he says.

"Moments like the tripod going up and the crowd breaking through, still send shivers down my spine."


Above is just one of several home movies of the 1990s uploaded by you to
Tony Blair in the Commons

the BBC's modern Britain group on YouTube.

If you want to see more, go to the group by clicking on the link, right.

You also sent in hundreds of written memories of the time, on themes from the credit boom to the dole queues and the legwarmers, and there are photos too.

HOW TO UPLOAD MOVIES

YouTube
You can now upload your videos of the past to the BBC's modern history group on YouTube. This could be a home video of the time or an interview today of someone talking about the past.

How to upload to the BBC's modern history YouTube group:

  • You'll need a YouTube account. If you've not got one, go here and sign up.

  • Your videos need to be on YouTube before you can send them to us. So if they're not already, go to this page and follow the instructions.

  • You need to join our YouTube group, so go here and hit "join this group" on the top right.

  • Now it's time to send us your videos. There's more than one way, but the easiest is to hit the "add to groups" button shown under each YouTube video, select "BBC History of Modern Britain", and hit "add to group".

  • When we approve the videos, they'll appear on this page. So get uploading!

How to convert cine film/VHS to digital:

  • If you have any old home movies on cine film, the quickest way to convert them to a digital format would be to project the films on to a blank white wall or screen and record the output on video.

  • Fill as much of the frame as possible.

  • Make sure the video camera is still - don't hand-hold it.

  • Alternatively, you can take your cine film into a photographic specialist in your High Street and pay for it to be converted. Some websites also do the same

  • If you have VHS you may be able to transfer the film straight into your computer, or specialists can put it on to DVD first.




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