Cinema Studies
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Spring 2007, Leah Churner, Internship at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Anthology's archive of experimental and avant-garde film proved to the perfect match for Leah Churner. Through mentoring by archivist Andy Lampert and a good deal of trial and error, she discovered first-hand the differences between Hollywood production and the work of artists and independent producers, in her words, making "a number of mistakes" that were "very instructive." Churner inspected, repaired and re-housed everything from 35mm to 8mm film, gained experience with the tools of the trade (such as Steenbeck flatbeds and various small gauge viewers) and assisted with the inventory of one filmmaker's work.