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DIY Film Preservation for Filmmakers

  • 144 Moody Street Waltham, MA, 02453 United States (map)

Once you've got your film print, how best can you preserve it over the years? Whether you're shooting on film, or just working with found analog film formats, this two-hour introduction to film preservation is designed with filmmakers in mind, particularly those who are storing their own prints at home. Leading the workshop will be David Weiss, Co-founder and Executive Director of Northeast Historic Film, who will share some key concepts, tips, and techniques related to film preservation, in addition to how best to work with film archives.

About the Instructor:

David S. Weiss is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Northeast Historic Film, a non-profit moving image archives located in Bucksport, Maine. Since its founding in 1986, NHF has built collections including more than 10 million feet of film and 10,000 hours of videotape. The facility includes a moving image vault building constructed in 2003, technical services section, study center and the Alamo Theater.

In 1978 he graduated from Brown University, Providence, RI with a BA in Semiotics, which was as close as he could get to a film degree. After working in media production for several years he formed an independent production company. Productions included the award winning documentary Woodsmen & River Drivers (Gold Medal, New York International Film Festival) which was aired on PBS stations nationwide. A related restoration project From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress.



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General Monthly Meeting
Later Event: June 10
AgX Space Cleanup Party