The Selznick School of film Preservation, founded in 1996 at George Eastman House in Rochester, was the first of several new programs devoted to training a new generation of film archivists to preserve moving images. Truly international in its reach, the Selznick School has sent its graduates to work in public and private archives in 21 countries.
Northeast Historic Film is a moving image archives located in Bucksport, Maine devoted to the preservation of the film and video record of northern New England. Founded in 1986, NHF has served as a model for regional archives focused on often neglected small-gauge and amateur film, including home movies. Their annual Summer Symposium has served as an invaluable gathering place for archivists, scholars and artists to study the history, theory, and preservation of moving images.
A/V Geeks, the umbrella name for the wide range of moving-image activities undertaken by CHM Board President Skip Elsheimer, not only offers premium film-transfer services, but promotes the preservation and enjoyment of home movies along with educational, industrial and amateur film through inventive film screenings and events that bring together film archivists, collectors and the wider public.
Movette Film Transfer, situated in San Francisco, California, is “devoted to making the fleeting images of years gone by accessible to future generations.” Core team Jennifer Miko and Buck Bito, experts in the history of film stocks and formats, are strong advocates for the preservation of home movies.
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