There has a been a metric ton of movie archiving news in the past few days – check it out…
BBC News > Hillsborough Papers: Key Excerpts >> The staggering revelations from the release of the Hillsborough documents are a testament to the need for – and devastating power of – archival evidence. Would we have known how these documents were doctored if the business had been done on computer?
BFI > World’s Earliest Colour Moving Images on View >> Amazing restoration of what is probably the earliest footage photographed in colour. See it on display at the National Media Museum in Bradford.
Fujifilm Global > Announcement on Motion Picture Film Business of Fujifilm >> Fuji has ‘decided to discontinue the sales of negative films, positive films, and some other products of motion picture in a prospect of March 2013.’
Moving Image Archive News > New Award to Honor a Valued Archivist >> AMIA announces a new award for project-archivists improving film archiving practice, named in honour of Alan J. Stark. Nominate your archivists here.
Crowdrise > Motion Picture Poster Restoration >> Help George Eastman House restore a fabulous original one-sheet for Are Parents People (1925). The fundraiser has already secured the restoration of a poster for The Silent Witness (1917)!
Indiegogo > Save the Brit Archivist! >> An enterprising young AV librarian from the UK needs help to fund her work cataloguing 16mm for Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum. As a fellow Brit-film-archive-intern-US-visa-survivor, you have my support, Gem!
LA Times > Academy Offers Tours ‘Inside the Vaults’ of the Pickford Center >> Holla to my UEA and IPI co-graduate, Tessa, currently rocking film archiving at the friggin’ Academy!
Self-Styled Siren > Anecdote of the Week: “The Girl in the Black Tights” >> Me and the Siren are both massive Mabel Normand fangirls. One day I will disagree with her!
Ferdy on Films > Duck Amuck (1953) >> ‘The 1950s were the heyday of the Organization Man, with Daffy perfectly channeling the conformist worker in companies that often operated on the whims of their founders or charismatic leaders.’ Amen, Ferdy.
Spaces of Television > A new blog chocablock with findings and editorials from the talented research team behind the AHRC’s Space of Television project.
Eventbrite > Living British Cinema presents the Film Finances Archive >> ‘On Friday 12 October, the Living British Cinema forum will host at Queen Mary, University of London an afternoon that will introduce this important and, to date, private collection to film writers, archivists and scholars. It will be an opportunity to sample a treasure-trove of primary material relating to the post-war British cinema, to learn about one of the film industry’s most significant although little-known companies, and to contribute to a debate on the future of this extraordinary new resource.’ <– FREE ENTRY!