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  • Ford’s “Upstream” Discovered in New Zealand Vault

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    On the first day of September, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  invited the American viewing public to see a film that had been presumed lost since its initial screening 83 years ago: John Ford’s silent feature “Upstream.”   “Upstream,” along with an additional 74 films dating from 1898 through 1929, was recently…

     

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  • Data Management – The Modern Day Wild West

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     The concept of data management holds no mystery.  Digital information has to be stored and filed in such a way that it can be retrieved and used when necessary.  However, in the film and television production community, data management offers a vast, under-explored territory.  "We grew up in a world of physical objects: paper, file…

     

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  • Film Preservation Part Two: Video Preservation And The Future Of Digital Preservation

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    In December, an article featuring the Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Head of Film Archives Mike Pogorzelski was published in the 411 Publishing Newsletter that illustrated the difference of archiving film and digital archiving.  The complexities of archiving do not end with film, however.  Video faces its own preservation hurdles.  Videotape is composed of a…

     

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