From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 00:00:35 PST
San Francisco Cinematheque makes audio recordings of presentations. This was done piecemeal and occasionally for a while and has been done fairly consistently for maybe the last year. (During the '70s and '80s this seems to have been done a lot as we have many recordings from these years.) We do not videotape and do not pass the mic around. The decision not do do these things is based on the feeling (based on experience) that such practices are distracting and feel intrusive or disruptive for those in literal attendance at events. The resulting recordings are certainly audible, and contain quality information, but are hardly "studio quality." Our plan is to actually create transcriptions of this material, which will be available online at some future point (hence my "call for transcribers" posted to this list in January.)
Despite my comments against videotaping, I commend LA Film Forum for creating and sharing these video documents.
Anyone interested in being involved (as a volunteer) in Cinematheque's transcription project is encouraged to contact me at (address suppressed) Researchers or folks otherwise curious about these recordings may inquire at the same address.
———archivist, san francisco cinematheque
--- On Sat, 2/28/09, Mark Toscano <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: Mark Toscano <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: Los Angeles Filmforum Q&As on You Tube
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 5:12 PM
> This is excellent, and I highly recommend folks check these
> out, and keep tabs on Adam's postings of them.
> I'm curious, how many other venues/organizations out
> there are routinely taping and trying to upload their artist
> appearances like this?
> --- On Sat, 2/28/09, Adam Hyman
> <email suppressed> wrote:
> > From: Adam Hyman <email suppressed>
> > Subject: [FRAMEWORKS] Los Angeles Filmforum Q&As
> on You Tube
> > To: email suppressed
> > Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 1:21 PM
> > Hi,
> > Interested in hearing some Q&As with filmmakers
> > you can't attend?
> > Los Angeles Filmforum has started to post our
> > videotaped in a rather
> > raw but effective-enough manner by volunteers, to You
> > for your viewing
> > pleasure in 10-minute increments. More to come as we
> > digitize and get
> > permissions, but currently available are Q&As with
> > James Benning and Walter
> > Ungerer.
> > In the future, you can always click on You Tube and
> > for LAFilmforum,
> > but here is an initial link:
> > Best regards,
> > Adam Hyman
> > Los Angeles Filmforum
> > For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> > <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.