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Author: Danny Kuchuck

To make digital content accessible and discoverable, you need metadata that will match your content to the needs and wants of a particular market or audience. News, movies, entertainment or non-commercial images all struggle to be seen until they are defined. How material gets defined…

We are living in a golden-age of new uses for old film. The growing appearance of old film in new media has prompted interest in its uses and effects. In fact, CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a story on the "golden age of documentary filmmaking" that…

Nitrate film vaults built inside a mountain! The newest nitrate film made! Martin Scorcese’s own personal print on the big screen! The 4th Nitrate Picture Show, held May 3-6 at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, once again did not disappoint lovers and guardians of…

As of this writing, 40,000 movie screens exist in the United States. Only a tiny fraction of them still show 35mm or 70mm film, the vast majority long-ago converted to digital-only projection. Where once they received an actual print of the film, most of these…

Besides reuniting with colleagues and learning about their adventures in the field of Moving Image archiving, some local history was absorbed during the 2017 AMIA annual conference.

The 3rd Nitrate Picture Show was recently held in Rochester, New York at the George Eastman Museum, from May 5-7 2017. Film archivists, preservationists, historians and enthusiasts from around the world attended and viewed rare nitrate film, projected on the big screen at The Dryden…

Film collectors and content owners often contact us with questions about restoring film—whether it's nitrate or acetate (safety) film—that has begun to decompose. While each case is unique and should be assessed by a professional, the following are a few considerations or “rules of thumb”…

If you haven't yet, please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. DIVERSITY OF APPROACHES TO MEDIA PRESERVATION: So, what about that Film collection of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il? Justin McKinney, an independent consultant, talked about the rumors and speculation surrounding the North…

If you missed Part 1 of this article, please click here. FROM VIDEOGAMES, ALL THE WAY BACK TO NITRATE FILM STOCK: The AMIA Nitrate Committee had a chance to meet and discuss various issues surrounding the care and handling of my favorite antique moving-image medium,…

The 2015 AMIA conference in Portland was the 25th anniversary of the organizations annual members meeting and it was the best attended in years. Multiple presentations and sessions were standing-room only.