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Filmmaker Perspective: Debra Granik

Director Debra Granik and cinematographer Michael McDonough discuss the evolution of digital filmmaking reflected in their twenty-year collaboration.

Why Well-Transferred Magnetic Masters Still Sound Wrong

Featured image taken from The Miracle of Todd-AO, 1958 Why do well-transferred magnetic sound recording masters still sometimes sound “wrong” or fail to match a reference release print? In a new white paper on the subject, sound expert and Endpoint Audio Labs founder Nicholas Bergh takes a deep dive into the “secret world” of Hollywood…

Practical Cloud Archive

The ETC’s Archive Working Group has released a new white paper, Practical Cloud Archive, an exploration of digital asset preservation challenges.

Digital Preservation and the Consumer

A number of questions arise out of the need for digital preservation to maintain its relevance in today’s file-based, fast-paced environment as the entertainment industry seeks to continue supporting the delivery of digital content to clients and customers.

Archivists Talk: How to Select Digital Assets for Preservation

In reviewing the Digital Dilemma, Steve Anastasi and Schawn Belston analyze the definition of digital preservation of motion pictures, then discuss the factors that impact what may or not be selected for preservation.

Data Storage Media and Digital Preservation: Today and The Future

Andrea Kalas sits down with Digital Bedrock CEO Linda Tadic to discuss potential solutions to a looming digital preservation calamity.

Moving Images as Supertexts

Sam Gustman, Chief Technology Officer of USC’s Shoah Foundation, discusses the many lessons he has learned in the digital preservation space.

Total Cost of Ownership

Andrea Kalas, SVP of Asset Management at Paramount Pictures, shares lessons she has learned implementing new archival preservation standards.

AMIA Webinars

A selection of webinars created by the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

AMIA 2022

The conference attracts professionals representing the world’s major media institutions to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media.

DAM Los Angeles 2023

Conference devoted to The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media: Real-world case studies, interactive panels, workshops, roundtables and tutorials.

2023 FIAF Congress

The next FIAF Congress will be hosted by the Filmoteca UNAM and will take place in Mexico City from 16-21 April 2023. The provisional title of the symposium is "Mujeres en la modernización de los archivos cinematográficos / Women in the Modernization of Film Archives."