preservation audiovisual film motion picture training education masters degree digital copyright conservation
- Spring 2007
- Mondays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Video Preservation Lab
- Bobst Library, LL2
- Mona Jimenez
- This class will give students direct experience with the process of tape-to-tape re-formatting of video materials for preservation and access. Addressing in-house systems and work with vendors, the class will increase knowledge in areas of archival standards, decision-making, technical requirements, preparation and workflow, and overall project management. Students will have hands-on experience with video cleaning and re-formatting equipment in the Video Preservation Lab at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and through collaborations with vendors.
- Each student will do a minimum of four assignments, as outlined below. Attendance at all classes is expected; more than one unexcused absence will affect grading. Grades will be based on a combination of class preparedness/participation (40%) and assignments (60%).
- Bensinger, Charles. The Video Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Video-Info Publications. 1981.
- Media Bus, Inc. The Spaghetti City Video Manual. New York and Washington: Praeger Publications. 1973.
PLEASE NOTE A FEW CLASSES ARE THREE HOURS TO MAKE UP FOR ONE CANCELLED CLASS.
Required text is How Video Works by Marcus Weise and Diana Weynard, available at Shakespeare's Books on Broadway. Additional readings will be provided as handouts or are available on the web. Some texts will be ones that you have read in previous classes - please review those prior to class as a refresher. For texts on video from the 1970s and 1980s the following books are recommended (they are out of print):
Researching System Components (due 2/12): Each student will be assigned a component part of the Video Lab system. Prepare a written description that explains the purpose of the component, its basic functions, salient features, its capabilities, etc. You may also need to explain terms, such as different inputs/outputs. Your audience should be other archivists and part of your motivation should be to de-mystify the techolology. You may also find that you can make a recommendation as to whether it is an essential or non-essential item for a tape-to-tape remastering setup.
Annotated Format Bibliography (due 2/26): Using one of the following formats, develop an annotated bibliography of at least 15-20 entries that would be useful to an archivist who is managing video preservation projects: ¾