As part of MCW’s ongoing What’s Cooking?! research platform, the MIRACLE group (our research centre for film and moving-image media) is hosting a session on digital preservation with Sabine Lenk as our guest speaker next Friday, April 23rd.
Location Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, 1.06 (Stijlkamer van Ravenstyn)
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIGITIZE?
The Dutch Institute for Sound and Image (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) is busy digitizing about 17.500 hours of film material over a period of seven years as part of the Beelden voor de toekomst-project. A crucial question for users of such archival material then is: What exactly happens on a technical level when an analogue image “becomes digitized”? How does this affect the image? This presentation will look at current practices and in particular at the way in which film archives cooperate with labs and post-production companies.
Sabine Lenk is a film archivist and an affiliated researcher at Utrecht University. She has published widely on film archiving, cinema museology and early cinema in journals such as Film History, Montage/AV, 1895, Maske und Kothurn, Journal of Film Preservation and Archives. Her most recent book is Vom Tanzsaal zum Filmtheater. Eine Kinogeschichte Düsseldorfs (2009).