Basics of Film and Video Preservation

presented by Midwest Media Archives Alliance

Saturday, October 7, 2006, 9:00am - 9:00am
An introduction to basic concepts and practices in film and video preservation, this class will be useful to archivists, students, filmmakers and others who want to know more about preserving, accessing and managing collections or have a general interest in the practice of moving image archiving. The class is split into two separate sessions, one for film, one for video. The morning session will be an overview of film gauges, stocks, handling, storage issues, types of damage and decay, and tips for setting preservation priorities. The afternoon session will cover basics of videotapes formats, magnetic recording, preservation risks, migration/reformatting, working with vendors, storage issues and more. We will provide resources in both sessions for participants to further investigate these and other topics independently. Instructors: Film Session: Carolyn Faber Video Session: Jeff Martin
Co-sponsored by The Midwest Media Archives Alliance and the Chicago Film Archives