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Preservation/Restoration Resources and Projects

Digital Dilemma (Science and Technology Council, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

“Acad sounds alarm about fragility of digital production”, Variety, Jan. 18, 2012.

Fifty More Vitaphone Shorts in WB Restoration Pipeline in 2012!!, The Vitaphone Project newsletter, Fall/Winter 2011.

“The Fight for 35mm Continues” by Dennis Cozzalio, Nov. 30, 2011.

Film Preservation: A Critical Symposium by some of America’s foremost film preservationists, Cineaste: America’s Leading magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema, August 30, 2011.

Film Preservation Handbook (ScreenSound Australia)

“Film Restoration on the Eve of the Millennium”


For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon

Forty Years of Film Preservation: A Conversation with David Shepard, by Kyle Westphal, Northwest Chicago Film Society, January 30, 2012.

Kodak: Motion Picture Resource Guides

Kodachrome 2010: A short documentary by Xander Robin on how this film stock was developed and why it is no longer in use.

National Film Preservation Foundation

“Pandora’s Digital Box: Pix and Pixels,” Observations on Film Art, by Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, Feb. 13, 2012.

“Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures”

Preservation Preservation Guide Wiki

“Preservationists and archivists extend the lives of film for many years,” Medill Reports, Northwestern University, Jan. 12, 2012.

“Restoration Nation: Motion Picture Archives and American Film Preservation” (dissertation by Caroline Frick). Note: This is a PDF file which require the free version of the Acrobat viewer to view.

“Sweet emulsion: why the (near) death of film matters,” by Scott Tobias, A.V. Club, November 22, 2011.

Video Aids to Film Preservation

Videotape and Audiotape Restoration Articles by Jim Lindner

Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide, Texas Commission on the Arts, 2004

Washington State Film Preservation Manual

Wikipedia Encyclopedia entry on Film Preservation

Sarah Ziebell: American Moving Image Preservation: 1967-1987, master’s thesis at UT-Austin (courtesy Sarah Ziebell) (2000) [PDF file: 11.1MB] Note: This is a PDF file which require the free version of the Acrobat viewer to view.

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