film restoration

Joel Archer’s Quest for Film Revival

posted June 27, 2016

In Queensland, Joel Archer brings elderly audiences alive with the movies of their heydays – then he goes out and scours aging or abandoned cinemas for missing screen gems. And he has found some memorable ones.

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Reproducing Film Colors, and Their Significances

posted March 17, 2016

Barbara Flueckiger is figuring out how best to determine the colors that films have had, throughout cinema history. She is developing means to replicate the colors in digital restorations. Her huge challenge: to understand not only the properties of film colors, but also their origin in cultural tastes for particular color palettes. Her work is shading film interpretation and film history.

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A Scheme that Made Film Flourish Amidst Apartheid

posted May 17, 2015

A Cape Town production company is reviving a surprising flourishing of film-making featuring black actors and African languages in 1980s apartheid-era South Africa.

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Google Up, for a Free Online Symposium

posted November 1, 2014

For insights into the core considerations and possibilities for the preservation and restoration of moving-image media, you can tune in online to a free symposium of restoration and archiving experts on Sunday 2 November 2014 at 3pm US West Coast Time (GST-7hr)

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