MDPL in partnership with Close-Up Productions recorded the memoirs of the City of Miami Beach through the stories of people who have been a part its history. Their stories have been recorded using professional audio and visual equipment. These interviews have been combined and edited to create a museum installation. Sharing the City’s heritage with all who care to learn about its past only further expands the appreciation of our unique beach community.
Miami Design Preservation League and Close-Up Productions have begun the third year of project. This year (2014), an educational video aimed at middle school students will be created from the interviews collected. MDPL and Close-Up Productions will develop a lesson plan and teacher guide that is complimentary to existing curriculum requirements for the middle school years. Stayed tumed for more to come.
Close-Up Productions and the Miami Design Preservation League are proud to announce that the Archive of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project is now online and available for your viewing pleasure. The list is alphabetical. Scroll on the right to get down to the video clip and click on it to play. While the videos are all recorded in HD, to make them viewable on-line they are screened at a lower resolution. Our partners in preparing the online archive, Florida International University’s Digital Library, worked hard to create an archive with the requisite technology for serious academic research while providing user-friendly access for the general public. The archive will be a central part of the new Art Deco History Museum. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARCHIVE
AMERICAN RIVIERA VIDEO:
HOW COLOR SAVED MIAMI BEACH
SMALL TOWN PARADISE
CLIPS OF SOME OF THE FIRST VISUAL MEMOIR INTERVIEWS
THE STORY OF REY MAMBO