National Archives Hosts Program on Film Preservation in the Digital Age October 19
Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age
Washington, DC…On Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts a discussion titled “Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age.” This program is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.
In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council released a landmark study, The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials. Five years later, archival institutions and the film industry continue to face this dilemma when preserving and restoring motion pictures.
Josef Linder, Preservation Officer for the Academy Film Archive, and Christina Kovac and Bryce Lowe, Motion Picture Preservation Specialists at the National Archives, will discuss the “digital dilemma” and show examples from recent National Archives restoration projects, including the films The Negro Soldier and Let There Be Light and an amateur film by Eva Braun. This program is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online: http://www.archives.gov/calendar.