The Task and Art of Restoring Sound on “Ornette”

posted February 25, 2015

A project like the restoration of Shirley Clarke's portrait of jazz iconoclast Ornette Coleman – her 1986 film "Ornette: Made in America" — can hardly succeed if its visual appeal is not matched by sparkling audio. John Polito of Audio Mechanics, in Burbank, Calif., explains what he did to the soundtrack.

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The U.S. Library of Congress, from the Inside

posted May 10, 2014

The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center of the U.S. Library of Congress features its a huge collection of moving-image and sound recordings on a new blog, Now See Hear!

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Wunderkino 2013: Visions of Travel and Mobility

posted June 14, 2013

It's almost time to go to Bucksport, Maine, for the annual "Wunderkino," a much-admired, multi-disciplinary gathering of devotees of moving-image history, theory, and preservation.

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Calls for Proposals: Bastard Films & Comparative Literature

posted October 30, 2012

Going beyond the concept of the "orphan film" – films orphaned by their creators or caretakers – the Bastard Film Encounter will focus on films that are bastards: ill-conceived or received; embarrassing or beyond the bounds of acceptability; poor in conception or execution; undesirable to those who should be caring for them; and proof of something that should have never happened.

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Preserving the Interactive Telecommunications Program

posted October 20, 2012

Matthew Epler and Kate Watson were among presenters at Archiving the Arts: A symposium, a recent day-long event organized by Independent Media Arts Preservation, a New York-based service, education, and advocacy nonprofit organization that assists caretakers of collections of non-commercial electronic media. (See, an interview with IMAP director Jeff Martin.) Here is Epler and Watson’s

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AMIA Conference Registration is Open

posted September 25, 2012

Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the largest professional organization in the field. The convention offers sessions and workshops on varied topics, as well as an opportunity to network with colleagues and other interested parties including vendors of hardware and software associated with moving-image conservation, restoration,

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Symposium: Archiving the Arts – addressing preservation in the creative process

posted September 24, 2012

Attend a symposium on preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect. In New York City.

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Jobs Jobs Jobs

posted September 20, 2012

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is looking for a managing editor for its journal, The Moving Image. The managing editor oversees all phases of the production process of two issues annually, coordinating with the editor-in-chief, book and film/DVD reviews editors, authors, the AMIA office, the copyeditors, and the University of Minnesota Press. The position

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European TV Memories

posted June 20, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS Journal of European Television History and Culture ‘European TV Memories’ Deadline: September 6 2012 The Journal of European Television History and Culture welcomes paper proposals for its third issue dedicated to “European TV Memories” and guest-edited by Jérôme Bourdon (Tel Aviv University) and Berber Hagedoorn (Utrecht University). The journal is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal

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Final EUscreen Conference

posted June 20, 2012

Television Heritage and the Web 13-14 September 2012 ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary EUscreen, the best-practice network for Europe’s television heritage, has announced its third and final international conference on Television Heritage and the Web. The programme consists of two workshops, a plenary session with keynotes, and case studies. Attendance is free but online registration is

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