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If you are lucky enough to have Home Movies from the 1930s to 1980s shot on 16mm, 8mm or Super 8 film you might be in a conundrum as to how to move these treasures into your digital life. GET "REEL" ABOUT YOUR HOME MOVIE LEGACY.... Before It's Too Late! offers practical tips on how to evaluate the condition of your aging library, the best practices to preserve the original film, what a professional transfer facility offers that a consumer facility does not, options to edit and create a story, how to share footage on social media, watch on a smart phone, iPad or HD TV, and options to sell clips as stock footage. Rhonda's insight into the emotional value of home movies offers an important "call to action" to do something with your home movies before it's too late! Learn how your films can help to shift your focus and transform your understanding of family dynamics, sometimes resulting in a breakthrough to help move you forward in your life. Author Bio: Rhonda Vigeant is co-owner and Vice President of Marketing at Pro8mm in Burbank, California, a company dedicated to the professional use of Super 8 film for both production and archiving for 40 years. Her company has transferred 20 million feet of legacy footage in 8mm, super 8 and 16mm film of the world's most famous faces. Rhonda is a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society and is a catalyst for promoting the use of home movies in the research of family history. She is a member of APPO, (The Association of Personal Photo Organizers), where she uses her expertise to help the association's members with their clients' movie preservation needs. She has been a member of AMIA, (The Association of Moving Image Archivists), and has served as chairperson of the Small Gauge Committee for that organization. She has hosted and participated in Home Movie Day Events, and was a speaker at the Physical Evidence Conference at the University of Southern California on the topic of Home Movies as Physical Evidence in Research Initiatives. She has spoken on radio, tele-seminars and has given many presentations on the topic of home movie archiving and preservation. Originally from Boston, she received her undergraduate degree from Elmira College and her Master's Degree from Alfred University. She and her husband, Phil, live in Southern California, where they raised their three daughters.