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  2. In 2015 the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and EYE Filmmuseum collaborated to restore the 1913 feature "When the Earth Trembled." Premieres of the restoration were held in Amsterdam in March 2015 and San Francisco in May 2015.

    This excerpt presents the film's re-creation of the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The musical accompaniment with this clip is performed Stephen Horne and Frank Bockius, and was recorded live at 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival. We gratefully appreciate Stephen and Frank's permission to include the recording with this clip.

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  3. There are three known surviving copies of WHEN THE EARTH TREMBLED (1913), all of which are incomplete. Elements from all three of these sources were required in order to reconstruct the original three-reel feature. This clip presents a portion of the shipwreck survivor sequence to demonstrate the differences in the materials, such as the presence (or absence) of a particular shot, variations in length of the same shot, the level of damage, etc. Two of the sources are scanned from b&w preservation negatives, the third (on the right) is an original tinted nitrate print. Videos in this demo are all from raw scans and prior to restoration.

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  4. Before/After clip from the recently completed restoration of WHEN THE EARTH TREMBLED (1913). On the right is original 35mm nitrate material and on the left is the restored sequence. The clip runs twice, first at the correct projection speed of 18fps, and then again at 9fps to provide a more leisurely comparison. The restoration premieres at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam on March 25, and at San Francisco Silent Film Festival (silentfilm.org) at the end of May.

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  5. There are three known surviving copies of WHEN THE EARTH TREMBLED (1913), all of which are incomplete. Elements from all three of these sources were required in order to reconstruct the original three-reel feature. This clip presents a portion of the famous earthquake sequence to demonstrate the differences in the materials, such as the presence (or absence) of a particular shot, variations in length of the same shot, the level of damage, etc. Two of the sources are scanned from b&w preservation negatives, the third (on the right) is an original tinted nitrate print. Videos in this demo are all from raw scans and prior to restoration.

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