Welcome to a new online community dedicated to advancing the art and science of motion picture digital preservation! We invite you to explore original content, curated resources from preservation-minded organizations, and a brand-new, moderated discussion forum that we hope will inform, inspire, and lead to collaborative advancements in digital preservation of motion pictures.
Our Preservation Pillars
Our mission is to be a forum for exchanging information, exploring innovative ideas, and developing best practices and tools. We see these as largely falling within three underlying areas of importance, which we refer to as our preservation pillars.
How to Preserve
The archival field has descriptive and administrative standards in place, but technical standards and preservation methodology vary. Information shared relating to this pillar include best practices and recommended standards for preservation formats, workflows, file QC, file migration, file storage, file maintenance, and related topics.
Cost of Preserving
Information shared and discussions related to this pillar can include the costs of developing and building an infrastructure for a digital motion picture preservation program, and the cost of digitizing motion pictures and/or preserving the born-digital assets necessary to permanently preserve a motion picture.
Featured Discussion Topics
Sam Gustman, Chief Technology Officer of USC’s Shoah Foundation, discusses the many lessons he has learned in the digital preservation space.
Andrea Kalas, SVP of Asset Management at Paramount Pictures, shares lessons she has learned implementing new archival preservation standards.
Andrea Kalas sits down with Digital Bedrock CEO Linda Tadic to discuss potential solutions to a looming digital preservation calamity.
This year’s edition of the festival includes over 60 newly preserved films from around the world, many presented in original versions not seen since their initial theatrical releases.
Annual gathering of media and entertainment professionals to explore current topics around the creation, management, and dissemination of content.
The 7th Eye International Conference on ‘Global Audiovisual Archiving: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices.'