Archives Week 2017 -- IndieCollect 5K Film Scanner & Digital Restoration Demo
The IndieCollect team will demonstrate its 5K Kinetta Archival Scanner and show before & after comparisons using excerpts from recent 35mm, 16mm, and 8mm restoration projects. Includes a discussion of how scanning, editorial & color-grading work flows vary based on scanned elements (e.g. single strand negative, A&B roll negative, CRI, prints). Sample films include African American masterworks (e.g. CANE RIVER), Sundance award-winners (e.g. IN THE SOUP), social issue docs (e.g. THE ATOMIC CAFE & THE WAR AT HOME), ground-breaking feminist films (e.g. IT HAPPENS TO US by Amalie Rothschild), and pioneers of Queer Cinema (works by Christine Vachon & Jan Oxenberg).
IndieCollect digital restorations are converted to 4K DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) for theatrical release, and also into custom formats for preservation and for delivery to online platforms. Digital motion pictures files are subsequently backed up to LTO cartridges.
Wine & Cheese Reception to follow.
The Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world dedicated solely to preserving films made by women. Founded in 1995 by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), WFPF has preserved more than 120 American films, including works by early feminists, women of color, social activists and artists who represent a unique and irreplaceable part of our nation’s cultural legacy. Titles saved by WFPF include Barbara Koppel’s Harlan County USA (1976), Cinda Firestone’s Attica (1974), and films by Lois Weber, Alice Guy Blaché, Maya Deren and Mary Ellen Bute.
Capacity: Approx 30 people
Security: Lobby security requires presentation of photo ID
Handicap Access: Elevator goes to 31st floor only; all visitors need to walk up one flight to 32nd Floor where IndieCollect offices are located.