Back in our early days, Hannah Palin described her work at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, hunting down and spruicing up a large collecting of her institution’s sports films. Here’s an update on those, in the form of a video feature from the university.
posted October 3, 2012
posted September 21, 2012
The New York Times published an article on 18 September 2012 about Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive’s latest accomplishment: The archive’s online collection now includes the total news production footage of 20 channels over the last three years. That’s more than 1,000 news series and 350,000 separate programs.
posted September 20, 2012
A cautionary tale, and a weird one: “The best video collection in New York was shipped to a Sicilian town with a promise that it would be kept accessible to cinephiles. Here’s what really happened to it.”
posted September 18, 2012
Want to take a tour of the vaults of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, the largest independent film archive in Los Angeles – one large enough to house 250 million tons of film? You can, at least, follow along on Flicker Alley’s, in a post on its website. Clearly a phenomenal place.
posted September 7, 2012
In a Criterion Collection essay, Michael Chaikin considers the films of Norman Mailer.
posted September 7, 2012
The Association of Moving Image Archivists has established a new award, named for one of its stalwarts.
posted August 29, 2012
The Daughter of Dawn, perhaps the only all-Native American cast silent film ever made, has been rediscovered in "shambles" a century after it was made, restored, and now re-presented.
posted August 16, 2012
23-25 August 2012 Los Angeles Registration is still open, but space is limited, for The Reel Thing, one of the premier gatherings devoted to presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. It brings together laboratory technicians, archivists, new-media technologists, and preservationists. But the event has much to offer interested amateurs, too. Organized by
posted August 14, 2012
An American multimedia artist is heading a project to document and preserve a trove of feature and documentary films unearthed in a market garage in Jordan.
posted July 16, 2012
In the Feature Articles pages, there’s a new item by Lan P. Duong, the author of Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism, issued in April by Temple University Press, about the challenges and pleasures of doing research about the history of Vietnamese cinema.