1. Dollar Night (2014)


    from Marco Antonio Martinez / Added

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    Dollar Night tells the story of Andy, a vibrant 80 year old theater projectionist whose love and passion for cinema is tested when faced with the closing of his beloved theater. Audience Choice Award - Filmstock Film Festival 2014 Best Short Film - Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival 2015 Film Preservation Award - Manhattan Film Festival 2014 Best of Fest Award - Chain NYC Film Festival 2014 Produced by DeVonne Esposito Director of Photography Jordan Taylor Fuller Composer / Original Score Andy Quin Written & Directed by Marco Antonio Martinez https://www.facebook.com/DollarNight http://www.marcoantoniomartinez.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3551334/ https://vimeo.com/jordanfuller http://www.andyquinmusic.com

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    • B-Film Keeper (2009)


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      A 1940s silent instructional film damaged by water shows different bee-keeping activities and how to make honey. The film illustrates how to work with the popular "movable frames" beehive. The idea of "movable frames" plus the damage on the edges of the film, were combined to make a film that also shows good filmmaking practices. It alludes to the disappearance of (16mm) celluloid film and it illustrates the fragile state our film patrimony is in, especially many overlooked educational and industrial films and other orphan films (hence the reference to B-Films). The damaged patches and blotches at the edge of the film (included because I transferred the film with the largest probable frame setting, so that the sprocket were also included) create a vibrant visual pattern that adds extra rhythm to the images. This part of the film was also recorded through the optical sound-track reader of the film projector, and it serves as the film's main sound track. This rhythmical sound created by the film damage, is combined with recorded sounds of bees and other field sounds, as well as some melodies from the film Alien to create more drama and other sound effects. The inserted images about how to treat film and how to make super-8 films, are taken from the fabulous Prelinger Archive. I found silent German film in 1999 in a room full of damaged film prints of the National Film Institute in Maputo (Mozambique).

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      • Orphan Ist


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        Yes, the question on everyone's mind - what IS an orphan film?! See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_film Shot and edited at the 2005 Orphan Film Symposium at the University of South Carolina (Columbia). Credits: Dan Streible, Producer Lauren Heath, Director, DP Mike Johns, Editor, Camera Assistant Erin Curtis, Camera Assistant

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        • Preserving Thanhouser: Past, Present and Future


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          This three minute video was produced for the 2010 Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) annual conference and short film competition. It documents the Thanhouser Company history and preservation activities looking back over 100 years, and looks forward toward the challenges to preserving our cinematic productions of today for all to enjoy 100 years in the future. This film placed 4th out of 18 entries. Enjoy

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          • Comment on sauve un film


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            Comment on sauve un film, ou comment le CNC valorise son action patrimoniale. La collecte, la sauvegarde et la restauration des films anciens ne sont pas des activités familières du grand public. Les manifestations qui saluèrent le Premier siècle du cinéma en 1995 furent l’occasion pour le CNC de proposer une vulgarisation pleine d’humour de ces gestes qui permettent au patrimoine cinématographique de perdurer. Commande fut ainsi passée à Philippe Truffault pour la réalisation d’un film explicitant, grâce au dessin animé, les missions confiées aux Archives françaises du film du CNC. Comment on sauve un film, c’est, en 3’35, découvrir le rôle du "plan nitrate" qui permit la préservation de 12 000 films, c’est aussi, grâce à la ligne épurée des images de Truffault et la voix joviale de Claude Chabrol, 3’35 de bonheur … cinématographique.

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            • Kara Van Malssen, Senior Consultant, Audiovisual Preservation Solutions


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              Kara speaks about her educational experience at the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP) in New York University's Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, and the impact on her professional life. 'The curriculum has evolved. When I was in the program, we didn’t have as much emphasis on digital…Born-digital barely existed, [but] now we do a lot more work on managing those collections. I feel like I’ve been able to be part of that shift, especially with the [Preserving Digital Public Television Project]. MIAP has had to adapt to the changes...the program has done a great job of having engaged professors who can change their curriculum as needed...'

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              • Shea Stadium Old Timers Baseball


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                Side to side comparision between two preservation elements of this newsreel.

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                • Women's Film Preservation Fund (more footage)


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                  The Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world that works to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the industry. Since its inception, the WFPF has provided financial support for presentation of over 80 short and feature films. Learn more about the WFPF and how you can help at nywift.org/wfpf.

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                  • A Discussion with Martin Scorsese at LACMA


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                    "Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive." -Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese talks all things cinema discussing fascinating perspectives on the medium and how it deserves a place amongst the great art forms. Scorsese also emphasizes the importance of film preservation and its effect on the younger generation to keep the classics alive. *I finally get to see the man whom I regard as the primary catalyst for my immersion into film. Thank you Mr. Scorsese for a wonderful night as well as sharing an informative and inspiring lecture on the possibilities of cinema. Filmed on January 20th, 2010.

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                    • 2012-04-27 Lipman: Film as medium in digital era


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