Thanks to a high school classmate who was able to digitize ancient silent movie footage of the 1957 Wyoming 4A Football Finals and Semifinals, my dad has been reliving his glory days as a high school quarterback for the Powell Panthers. This evening after watching both games on DVD, I asked if he’d like to share these videos on YouTube. He said yes. It’s a blast from the past, watching Wyoming high school football from 1957 in Rawlins and Torrington.
What fun to see how exciting it is for my dad to see these game films after all these years!
On a technical note, I used the free application Handbrake on my Macbook Pro to rip these four DVD chapters into M4V files (video files) which could be shared on YouTube.
In addition to posting these to YouTube, I copied them over to my dad’s laptop and iPad, so he can enjoy them at will on multiple screens now!
If you want to check out this NOW digitized Wyoming football history from 1957, you can do so on my Dad’s YouTube channel! Interestingly, the film from the semifinals is in color, but the finals was filmed in black and white.
Hat tip to Biff Beck for digitizing the analog versions of these films. I interviewed Biff in 1999, when he was the director of technology for Cody Public Schools, and published the results in TCEA’s TechEdge magazine in the article, “Affordable and Efficient: The Cody Model of Technology Deployment.” Biff continues to demonstrate educational technology leaders in Wyoming are extremely innovative!
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