We make high-quality archival videos for a variety of purposes, including legal, documentary, and historical. We have a passion for storytelling, and it shows in our work. Our family documentaries and video productions are professional, polished, and will be a treasure trove of memories, for many generations of families to come!

Where to get started? Well what do you have media-wise? Your family's story could include:

Family Genealogy/History

Live Audio/video Interviews

Family Gatherings / Special Events

Your Autobiography

Pregnancy/ Births

Social/religious Ceremonies

The best way to tell a story is with narration over your film/video/photo montages.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Award Winning Film Transfer!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Best of Colorado Springs - Video Services 2013 - C. S. Indy Newspaper
  • Best of the Springs - Video Services 2013 - Gazette Telegraph Newspaper

Payment Options

  • Cash and personal checks

Contact Details

  Person James D. Fair
  City Colorado Springs, CO
  Zip Code 80909
  Address 1414 N. Academy Blvd.
  Phone Number (719) 573-8024
  Mobile 719-231-8222

Business Representative

James D. Fair

Owner/Operator

A small, hard-working video transfer/production/projection and presentation company based in Colorado Springs, CO. Established in 1997 as Pixylight Productions, and then migrating thru 5 years at Alexander Film, we are located at 1414 N. Academy Blvd. (behind the Taco Bell), and now with a new name. Of course, American Made Film will be offering the same great basic services including audio to CD, video to DVD, and film transfer and 35mm slide scanning and slideshow/video montage editing to DVD. New services will include video transfer to Blu-ray Disk(if the video was shot in HD) shot on most consumer point and shoot cameras.

Products & Services

American Made Film and Video Services

Hourly or by the day

Colorado Springs Film & Video SERVICES

Your one shop media stop.

DVD and Bluray Duplication

Pricing and Basic Info:

​Available at store location.

With all DVD/Blu-ray Disk duplications and replications, pricing varies based on quantity, turn around time, and shipping/fulfillment. ​

Please call us at 719-231-8222 or 719-573-8024 and email us at

info@americanmadefilm. com with your needs!

SD and HD video Editing and Production

​Pricing and Basic Info:

​Standard Definition (SD) video editing (in house)

Charged at $60. 00/Hr. * and High Definition (HD) video editing (in house) charged at $90. 00/Hr. *

HD editing is executed on server grade, HP 8 core graphic workstations, and most editing is not only encoded to/from various HD formats quicker (saving time and money) , the editing process is virtually done in real time.

All HD edits then can be encoded for High Definition Blu-ray Disk authoring.

​Call about what AMFM can do for any video production needs you may have, and we will set up an appointment to discuss your project.

Initial consultation is free!

​*special effects/composting or for more comprehensive production on any editing project (rates posted above) , are charged at different rates based on the scope of the project/production and would fall under consultation pricing guidelines of $125/hr.

​F​ilm ​

Pricing and Basic Info:
Film Transfer
Standard Film Transfer $0. 16/ft

Premium Film Transfer $0. 30/ft.

Our standard pricing does more editing/color correction* than most film transfer companies do on their premium film transfer services!

Custom DVD Menus: $30 for first page, $10 for each additional page.
Transfer to DVD $30 / 2 hrs Master
Transfer to Hard Drive $30 / 2 hrs
Transfer to Blu-ray* $50 / 2 hrs

All film cleaned and lubricated

*Scene-by-scene color restoration in

The film editing process

*Blu-ray discs are BD-R, a BD-R compatible player is required for playback. All film transferred to Blu-ray will be in standard definition unless 16mm film is transferred. ​

If you have had film transfer done by other merchants, and are unhappy with the results or need more editing done, please bring in the original DVD (and the film if you still have it) , and let AMFM brighten (if needed) , improve the color, and remaster it. AMFM also offers narration services (done by the original film owners if possible) in our audio production facilities (for nice and quiet recording) . Call about special pricing for previous film transfer customers that would like to have their narration (of their film) added and mastered to a new DVD.

​Transferable formats​:

Videotapes: VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Hi-8, Digital 8, 8mm videotape, MiniDV, BetaMax, Beta SP
Movie Film Reels: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm
Slides: 35mm slides in plastic or cardboard mounts
Photo Prints: Sizes 2" x 2" to 8" x 12"

Digital Media:
USB Drives

Data CD/DVDs

Digital Memory Cards:
SD Memory Cards, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, MMCmobile, RS-MMC, RS-MMC DV, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
xD-Picture Card, xD Type M, xD Type M+,
xD Type H, CompactFlash

Video Files:

MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 AVI, Quicktime, WMV, AVCHD
Image Files: JPEG

Should I transfer my home movies to DVD?

Considering analog video lasts about 10-15 years and DVD is expected to last at least 100 years, we would say yes. Especially important events like weddings, reunions, birthday parties etc. DVD is excellent for preserving and storing your video. If you plan on editing your videos, you should have them transferred to DV or MiniDV. This will enable you to change them from an analog signal to a digital signal. If you have a computer based editing system, you can encode the video via firewire into your computer for editing. Then you may want to have the finished product put onto DVD. It is important that you know that not all DVD products play on all DVD players. We can help you determine compatibility.

I found old films and reel to reel audio recordings. Can you transfer those for me?

Yes! We use a direct transfer for 8mm, Super8 and 16mm films. We do not shoot the film onto a screen and then video tape the image. We transfer your films directly to digital media like MiniDV or DV. We can add music, titles and narration later in the editing process. Viewers are available if you are not sure what is on your films. Be very careful if you try to run your films on old projectors. The bulbs are very hot and can melt the films. Also, sprocket holes can be damaged and prevent us from transferring your film at all! 1/4" reel to reel audio home recordings can be transferred to Compact Disc. Call us for more information. All transfers are done in house. Your items never leave our facility.

I have old albums I want converted to CD. Can you do that?

Unless it is a home-made album, we cannot transfer professionally produced material to CD but there are instances where we can transfer the material to analog cassette. If the album is copyrighted, it would be best to see if it material is available commercially; it would probably be cheaper than having us transfer it anyway.

I need a gift idea. What is a video scrapbook? Is that a good gift?

A video scrapbook is the perfect gift! Call or use the contact page to ask about our Photo Montage Service.

  • I would recommend this business

The employees of American Made Film and Media Services are multimedia magicians. Owner Jym Fair drew kudos from voters, including one who said, “Jym rocks it!” Said another: “The company is fantastic....they really know video production and are hard-working and friendly. Owner works until the job is done perfectly!”

Value for moneyGold Medal
Service & supportGold Medal
QualityGold Medal
LocationGold Medal
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

Testimonial from Carl 'Chevy' Chevallard

"Jim Fair is a PRO! As a former Commander/Conductor of The USAF Academy Band, I have worked with him several times over the years, have always been very pleased and impressed with his work, and I'm SOOO glad I recently found him, still, in "the white hut" at what is now, American Made Film & Media. High endorsements for quality work and outstanding customer service!"

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