Congratulations to Tom Davenport, Bob Brodsky, Toni Treadway and others
for some really fascinating and useful additions to the Film
Preservation literature. We have also linked to these excellent aids
from the MIC site, in the continuing effort to serve as a "one stop
shop" for moving image preservation professionals.
> With contributions by Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway and Colorlab, we
> have put up a series of clips on our new "Video
> Aids to Film Preservation" site. http://www.folkstreams.net/vafp/.
> The new site is reachable through MIC.
> These clips demonstrate basic film handling techniques and equipment
> -- mostly for small gauge film. The clips are downloadable. I am
> including the list of clips now on or soon to be on the site. We
> need input about other procedures, demonstrations, equipment that
> would be helpful to the film archive community. Here is the list.
> Please comment and add ideas.
> How do you identify film by its container, size and shape, and
> sprocket holes?
> How do you identify optical or magnetic sound?
> How do you identify film by reels and their different hub size?
> What does mildew damage look like?
> How do you make a splice using a simple splicing block?
> What does a film with shrinkage look like?
> What to do if the film on a reel is loose?
> How to make a cement splice?
> How do you test a cement splice?
> How to use the 8mm Guillotine tape splicer?
> How to splice 8mm with a splicing block and press tape.
> What is the difference in Fugi Single 8 and Kodak Super 8?
> How do you identify and use common small gauge splicing devices?
> How do you handle film wound on a plastic core?
> What are A&B rolls?
> How do you tell the difference between the emulsion and the base
> sides of film?
> How do you set up an editing table with rewinds?
> How to clean and use the Craig editing kit?
> How to clean and change bulb on Elmo Viewer?
> Who do you rewind film that falls off a plastic core?
> How do various rewinds work?
> How do you rewind film using hand brake?
> How to clean and operate the Kodak Supermatic 30 projector?
> How do you measure shrinkage without a shrinkage gauge?
> How to clean and project using the 8mm Bell & Howell Regent, Design
> 122, Model L projector?
> How to switch from super 8 to regular 8 in the Elmo Viewer?
> How to make a tape splice with a Ciro 16mm guillotine splicer?
> How to make a cement splice with a Maier-Hancock hot splicer?
> We are soon going to have a page on the site that organizes these
> clips according to the chapter headings in the Guide to Film
> Preservation published by The Film Preservation Foundation.
> Any suggestions?
> Tom Davenport
> Project Director, www.folkstreams.net
> 11324 Pearlstone lane
> Delaplane, VA 20144
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> 540-592-3717 fax
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