Rhys is creating The Preservation of Australian TV History
20
patrons
$37
per month
Who Am I?
I'm Rhys. In 2010 I got a capture card and began capturing stuff from old VHS tapes I had. I then uploaded these finds online and have garnered a lot of praise, comments, and requests to find ads that people either remember, or were a part of. Every time a person finds an ad on my channel with them in it from 20 years ago, I'm really happy I could find it for them. Since then I expanded out into Betamax and U-matic, both long dead formats with a lot of more interesting and older content. I have assisted BTQ-7 in finding a colour recording of Seven Eyewitness News from 1975 that they did not have in their archives. My work has been appreciated by Jamie Dunn (Agro), Tim Ferguson (Doug Anthony All Stars), Tony Martin (The Late Show, Get This), George Donikian (News Host), Les Murray (Soccer Commentator), Peter Doherty (Channel Seven Brisbane News reporter), Francis Greenslade (The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Welcher & Welcher) and many other people from the Television industry. 

Why a Patreon?
I don't expect to live off patreon donations, but it would be nice to recoup some of the money I spend in this effort to preserve Australian Television history, because this hobby of mine isn't cheap. Upkeep of video equipment is costly. I can easially buy another VHS VCR, but Betamax and U-matic equipment is hard to come by, especially for a price I can afford. I also have to pay for old videotapes off Gumtree, Ebay, and locally. It also takes a lot of time to go through Videotapes, capture them, edit them, and upload them.
Goals
$37 of $40 per month
I know someone with an almost constant supply of Betamax tapes, they can send me 12 for $40, and I could get new stuff every month.
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Who Am I?
I'm Rhys. In 2010 I got a capture card and began capturing stuff from old VHS tapes I had. I then uploaded these finds online and have garnered a lot of praise, comments, and requests to find ads that people either remember, or were a part of. Every time a person finds an ad on my channel with them in it from 20 years ago, I'm really happy I could find it for them. Since then I expanded out into Betamax and U-matic, both long dead formats with a lot of more interesting and older content. I have assisted BTQ-7 in finding a colour recording of Seven Eyewitness News from 1975 that they did not have in their archives. My work has been appreciated by Jamie Dunn (Agro), Tim Ferguson (Doug Anthony All Stars), Tony Martin (The Late Show, Get This), George Donikian (News Host), Les Murray (Soccer Commentator), Peter Doherty (Channel Seven Brisbane News reporter), Francis Greenslade (The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Welcher & Welcher) and many other people from the Television industry. 

Why a Patreon?
I don't expect to live off patreon donations, but it would be nice to recoup some of the money I spend in this effort to preserve Australian Television history, because this hobby of mine isn't cheap. Upkeep of video equipment is costly. I can easially buy another VHS VCR, but Betamax and U-matic equipment is hard to come by, especially for a price I can afford. I also have to pay for old videotapes off Gumtree, Ebay, and locally. It also takes a lot of time to go through Videotapes, capture them, edit them, and upload them.

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