As a follow up to Rixon's post from yesterday, I thought I would point out that Eggleston's own work with video is finally going to become available on DVD. In 1974 Eggleston shot the 77-minute Stranded in Canton using a Sony PortaPak -- here are a couple excerpts (presumably these were not taken from the "newly restored" version soon to be released):
Until now Stranded in Canton has been largely unavailable outside the occasional festival or institutional screening, which is why there's been a lot of excitement around Twin Palms forthcoming Stranded in Canton book / DVD (to be released in January). The book includes 40 enlargements from the newly restored footage and an appreciative essay by director Gus Van Sant. The DVD contains the original film, plus more than thirty minutes of bonus footage and an interview with Eggleston from the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.
If you happen to be in New York then make sure to catch Stranded in Canton at the Whitney, screening as part of the exhibition William Eggleston: Democratic Camera - Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, up through January 25th, 2009.