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Archive for November, 2009

Top 10 Film Restorations / Reissues of The Aughts

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I was so shaken after seeing the restored print that I had to walk home from Manhattan to Brooklyn just to soothe my emotions….there is a daring confrontation to keeping the camera rolling through a long take…An audacious mix of genres peppered with a dry black humor, it’s like an Eastern Bloc version of a Russ Myer movie…something that can run through Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker to RZA-ODB-GZA is pretty powerful…

Thanks for the Memories

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Like the person who always wants to order last at a restaurant because they haven’t made up their mind yet, I always get stuck at the dinner table […]

Everything, Everywhere

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Despite the sometimes rustiness or lower energy of the performers, the music is undeniably good and the audience energy is always buzzing from that. However, the program and Schaefer’s follow up blog post (linked above) touch on two wider cultural issues: Why does the audience for a revived musical genre form when and in the makeup it does, and do we really need to preserve every little bit of cultural production?

Winds Of Change

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

What shocked me equally was the richness of eastern European history – even of recent vintage – that I had not been taught while growing up, simply because we did not deign to study the enemy. Some shackles are much less noticeable, I suppose.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) 2009 Accessioning & Managing Born Digital Video

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Born Digital File-Based Video recording is pervasive. Tape is not even an option on many new cameras being sold today. This shift has made accessioning and management of […]

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS) Announces Release of DV Technical Quality Control and Reporting Tool at No Cost

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, www.avpreserve.com , a New York City Based AV preservation consulting firm has today officially released software called “DV Analyzer” which will assist audiovisual preservationists and archivists […]

AMIA! Conference! 2009!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

But it was 2am, I was groggy from working on my thesis for 12 hours straight, and The Pixies were playing in St Paul the week of the conference. I bought my plane and concert tickets and went back to writing.