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AMIA Announces Preliminary Program for The Reel Thing

The Reel Thing, curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation.

Three Special Screenings …

  • The Reel Thing opens with a reception on Thursday, August 23rd followed by the US premiere of the 4K restoration of Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960)
  • A sneak preview of a recently restored science fiction classic from Paramount Archives introduced by Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
  • One additional premiere to be announced soon!

Speakers so far …

  • Craig Barron, Magnopus
  • Ben Burtt, Skywalker Sound
  • Andy Maltz, AMPAS
  • Andrew Oran, FotoKem
  • Michael Pogorzelski, AMPAS
  • Heather Linville, Library of Congress
  • Andrea Kalas, Paramount Pictures
  • Jakub Stadnick, The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
  • John Bailey, AMPAS
  • Nick Bergh, Endpoint Audio
  • Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum
  • Davide Pozzi, L’Immagine Ritrovata
  • Allen Perkins, Archivist
  • More to come…

Presentation Topics …

  • Restoration of Kinemacolor
  • The Art of Subtitling
  • Restoration of a Film Noir Classic: Edger G. Ulmer’s DETOUR
  • The Motion Picture Film Lab: “Past, Present and….”
  • Preservation Beyond the Final Feature: Discussion with
    Craig Barron and Ben Burt
  • Intertitle Recreation: New and Persnickety Methods
  • The Academy Digital Source Master Specification
  • New technology for preservation and restoration of optical sound on nitrate film
  • Understanding the history, techniques and tools of stereo film in the 1950s & 60s

Interested in submitting a proposal? There are still a few program slots open.
Submit a proposal here.

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