Digitizing “Back to the Future”

Digitizing the original screen-used newspaper prop from "Back to the Future"

Digitizing the original screen-used newspaper prop from “Back to the Future”

One of the best parts about working here is that we get to see cool stuff every week, and we recently completed another really neat project. Creekside Digital was selected to digitize the original screen-used Hill Valley Telegraph newspaper prop from the movie “Back to the Future” that Michael J. Fox’s character pulls out of a trash can upon his arrival in 1955 to confirm that he has indeed traveled back in time.

The original newspaper is shown here being captured on our i2S CopiBook HD600 overhead scanner. This equipment allows us to capture items up to 17″ x 25″ quickly and at a very high level of quality, and we use it to shoot quite a number of newspapers, manuscripts, scrapbooks, ledgers, photographs, and other loose and bound items. In addition to the digitization, Creekside Digital was asked to manually retouch out all of the flaws in the images such as wrinkles and yellowing. Soon, pristine reproduction copies of this prop will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

The paper as held by Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future"

The paper as held by Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future”

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20 hours ago

Creekside Digital

Exciting news! All of the 18,677 (give or take a few) posters from our mass digitization project with National Museum of American History are now available online!

For the Archives Center Princeton University Posters Collection visit: sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.0433 or search "Princeton University Posters Collection" on collections.si.edu

For the Political and Military History collections, visit: collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=set_name:%22Princeton+Posters%22

You can also check out this BTS video from our production: youtu.be/LERRgaDiYK4
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7 days ago

Creekside Digital

The leaves are starting to change, but this week we’re in full bloom kicking off a project with Smithsonian Gardens 🌳🌺⛲️ We will be digitizing 50,000 35mm slides and 120mm film transparencies over the next 4 months! #digitization ... See MoreSee Less

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