From: Robert Schaller (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 04 2007 - 11:31:51 PST
Thanks for the trove of information! I really appreciate it.
One thing that no one mentioned -- and I haven't had time yet to visit all
the links -- is the effect of other environmental conditions on film, other
than temperature and humidity. For instance, I have heard a rumor that wood
releases gasses that encourage vinegar syndrome. Is there anything to that?
What about film that is kept in a darkroom, where there are small but
present vapors from processing chemicals?
On 12/2/07 12:59 PM, "Bill Brand" <email suppressed> wrote:
> The "Self-Preservation Guide for Film/Video Makers" is a chapter of
> "Results You Can't Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics" a book
> published by Anthology Film Archives. The Self-preservation guide is
> part of our attempt at a grass roots preservation effort and
> addresses exactly the sentiment expressed by Robert Schaller. It
> doesn't give all the answers but it does give resources and takes the
> approach that its better to do what you can - even only a little -
> than to do nothing. We've posted a pdf of the chapter for free
> download at:
> The book is available for $10 at Anthology or online at:
> Here's some other good resources:
> Independent Media Arts Preservation
> National Film Preservation Foundation
> The Home Film Preservation Guide
> National Film and Sound Archive, Commonwealth of Australia
> Lux, UK - Keep Moving Images
> Brodsky and Treadway
> Electronic Arts Intermix
>> First of all, here are two resources that might be of
>> interest to folks on this list:
>> The National Film Preservation Foundation published a
>> great basic guide to film preservation which you cna
>> obtain by going here:
>> Also, Anthology Film Archives published a book by Bill
>> Brand and Toni Treadway called the Self-Preservation
>> Guide for Artists. I believe you would get this book
>> from Anthology.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.