What do you do with 25 boxes of shellac 78 records and a Victrola crank-powered turntable? I’ve been discovering my way through it, one disc at a time. As I catalog the collection on 45worlds.com, I share snippets of video, complete with custom bumpers and song and artist titles. I keep it simple and use my smart phone video camera and Adobe Premiere Clip, a mobile app.
I share them with the 78-lovers’ communities online, and I try to add little pieces of music history as I go. It’s just a little passion project that helps soften the hard edges in a place like Twitter, to build connections with other fans, and to reconnect with an analog reality.