Archive • April 2012

Before Hollywood: Betzwood

posted April 26, 2012

Before Hollywood established itself as the center of American movie-making, the world's largest and most advanced film factory was Betzwood Film Studios in North Philadelphia.

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Call for Papers: Archiving the Arts symposium

posted April 24, 2012

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for a symposium titled Archiving the Arts: Addressing Preservation in the Creative Process, scheduled for October 13 2012 during Archives Week in New York City, organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. The symposium

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Young Film Archivists of LA

posted April 23, 2012

Many a movie fan was made at college, thanks to campus film organizations. In a fundraising effort, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter at UCLA is running a monthly series of films at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. On May 4 2012, the chapter presents the second screening in its

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Interviews with Moving Image Archivists

posted April 20, 2012

Lance Watsky, coordinator of UCLA’s moving image archiving program, discusses challenges moving image archiving faces: Rob Byrne, president of the board of directors of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, on becoming a moving image archivist:

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Wonderful Alices, Throughout the Land

posted April 17, 2012

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been memorably adapted numerous times, as early as 1903 by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow (left). Throughout April, The Cinefamily, a hearth-warming, Los Angeles familiarizer of film, is presenting versions of the not-just-for-children classic. The selections are excerpted on the organization’s website. Included in the series are: Black Moon,

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More Interviews with Moving Image Archivists

posted April 12, 2012

Stephanie Sapienza, project manager at American Archive, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, talks about skills needed to work in moving image archiving. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCh393xk3SY Deborah Steinmetz, director of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem, describes her work.

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Whither the Easter Bunny?

posted April 8, 2012

Whither all the abandoned Easter bunnies? Jack-rabbit roundup, 1934. Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies. It’s a bunny fest. Forget bunnies as pets, buy your loved ones the mp3, instead. Alice in Wonderland, with rabbit, 1903 http://youtu.be/RjzrsimNn08

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Archivists Tell It Like It Is: More Interviews

posted April 5, 2012

Hannah Palin, moving image specialist at the University of Washington Libraries special collection, talks about how she became a moving image archivist. Leo Enticknap, lecturer in cinema at the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, talks about how he became a moving image archivist.

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