Tuesdays, 5-9 PM, room 651
Besser & Mona Jimenez
Introduction to Moving Image Archiving
& Preservation H72.1800
Sept 9 Modes & Artifacts of Moving Image Production
Assignments due before class:
Planned Topics to cover:
Museum of the Moving Image for a minimum 90-minute visit. Must see
core exhibit "Behind the Screen", and be familiar with basic concepts of
film/video/audio recording and playback per "Shutters, Sprockets, and Tools"
Visit Section 2 (Film Specifics: Stocks
and Soundtracks) of the Home Film
Visit the descriptions of the 4 film gauges
on the homepage of http://www.littlefilm.org/
Bring an audio or video recording device,
if you own one, and a tape that can be recorded upon.
Child, Margaret S. 1993. Directory
of information sources on scientific research related to the preservation
of sound recordings, still and moving images and magnetic tape . Washington,
D.C.: The Committee on Preservation and Access.
Screen Sound Australia Technical
Glossary of Common Audiovisual Terms
Wasko, Janet. "The Way We Were: An historical
look at Hollywood and technology in Hollywood in the Information Age, Austin:
University of Texas Press, 1995, pp 7-20
Who makes/has made moving image and sound material? Different
eras, modes of production have different artifacts. Role of manufacturers
and information industries.
What artifacts exist as a result of the production? What
gets saved and what gets lost? Knowing production process can aid identification.
Detective work and how ancillary materials are both cultural artifacts
and clues. Sources for gauges & types of moving image material.
Introduction of the Case Study of Production History assignment
are some of the Professional Organizations
that Moving Image Archivists belong to? And at what conferences can one
learn about professional issues? (AMIA, FIAF, FIAT, AIC, AAM, MCN, SMPTE,
ALA, Orphans, SCS)
Brief discussion of readings and visit to AMMI
Review of physical structure of film and film gauges.
Screening of film "Darling International" and discussion
with MM Serra, filmmaker and director of Filmmaker's Coop. Focus on the
production history of "Darling International" and the artifacts produced.
Introduction of assignment - Case Study of Production
Review of concepts of video and audio recording and
physical structure of video and audio materials.
Ridley Scott visit on Thurs, presenting Matchstick
Scott said that when he does "Director's Cut" for DVD's,
he edits with the current idea of pacing
Producer Jack Rapke defended the idea of conning, by
saying that film itself is a con, starting with the actual modes and artifacts
Howard got a call from an "environmentally oriented
children's film" shooting in Toronto (starring Time Curry and Jennifer
Tilly) that wanted to know about permissions to use images featured in
Howard got email from Electronic Arts Intermix about
restoration work on Ken Jacob's late 1950s Star
Spangled to Death. The film contains 26 questionable clips.
Do they really need to get permission to use each of them?
Oligopoly, The Orphanage Artist Collective, Washington Square Park,
Sunday Sept 7, 2003
Anthology Film Archives visit (& Program)
In the News:
Rare View of 9/11, Sunday NY Times, September 7, 2003 Overlooked
Does the Pentagon See in 'Battle of Algiers'?, Sunday NY Times, September
at Pornography to Hit Music Piracy, Sunday NY Times, September 7, 2003
Deal: An Empire Reborn, Sunday NY Times, September 7, 2003
See Problems Beyond File-Sharing, NY Times, September 9, 2003
Lawsuits Filed on Internet Music Sharing, NY Times, September 9, 2003
the Idea That All the Internet Is Free, NY Times, September 9, 2003
On Thursday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. At Cantor Film
Center, the Tisch Film Dept Directors Series is screening selections of
short films from the CLERMONT-FERRAND FILM FESTIVAL. Called by many the
"Cannes of short films", join for a discussion with festival director Roger
Review of previous readings (if time)
Assignments for next week