From Grain to Pixel

The Archival Life of Film in Transition

Author: Giovanna Fossati

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641394

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 8053


"From Grain to Pixel attempts to bridge the fields of film archiving and academic research, by addressing the discourse on film ontology and analysing how it affects the role of film archives. Fossati proposes a new theoretization of film archival practice as the starting point for a renewed dialogue between film scholars and film archivists." --Book Jacket.

From Grain to Pixel

The Archival Life of Film in Transition

Author: Giovanna Fossati

Publisher: Framing Film

ISBN: 9789463725002


Page: 448

View: 8903


In From Grain to Pixel, Giovanna Fossati analyzes the transition from analog to digital film and its profound effects on filmmaking and film archiving. Reflecting on the theoretical conceptualization of the medium itself, Fossati poses significant questions about the status of physical film and the practice of its archival preservation, restoration, and presentation. From Grain to Pixel attempts to bridge the fields of film archiving and academic research by addressing the discourse on film's ontology and analyzing how different interpretations of what film is affect the role and practices of film archives. By proposing a novel theorization of film archival practice, Fossati aims to stimulate a renewed dialogue between film scholars and film archivists. Almost a decade after its first publication, this revised edition covers the latest developments in the field. Besides a new general introduction, a new conclusion, and extensive updates to each chapter, a novel theoretical framework and an additional case study have been included.

Film museum practice and film historiography

the case of the Nederlands filmmuseum (1946-2000)

Author: Bregt Lameris

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048526744

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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This book is an elaborate study of the interrelationships between film historical discourse and archival practices, such as the collecting, restoration and exhibition of films. It delineates how film historiographical discourses always leave traces in the film archive, and vice versa. The book investigates and analyzes the history of three important collections from the archive of EYE Film Museum: the Uitkijk-collection, the Desmet-collection, and Dutch silent films. The histories of these collections have different connections to film historiography, and as such allow us to investigate these interrelationships from various perspectives. It shows how archival films and collections always carry the historical traces of selection policies, restoration philosophies, and exhibition strategies. As such the book aims to demonstrate how film archives cannot be innocent or neutral sources of film history. In addition, it shows that current EYE Film Museum activities semi-automatically refer to this history of which the archive carries the material traces.

The Art of Reverse Engineering

Open - Dissect - Rebuild

Author: Günther Friesinger,Jana Herwig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425034

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 8866


Reverse Engineering is a term that comes originally from the field of mechanical engineering. Reverse Engineering indicates the process of analysing an existing object or system by laying out its construction plan to then rebuild it in every detail. This manner of reconstruction allows for modifications and adjustments to new demands and requirements, it signifies creative appropriation, democratisation of knowledge, further development. The contributions in this volume take Reverse Engineering to another level, applying it to the fields of arts, sciences and politics in an attempt to reveal the procedures of culture and technology at work, and the importance of access, knowledge and skills in reshaping our present times and future.

What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?

Author: R. Burt,J. Yates

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137346094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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What's the worst thing you can do to Shakespeare? The answer is simple: don't read him. To that end, Richard Burt and Julian Yates embark on a project of un/reading the Bard, turning the conventional challenges into a roadmap for textual analysis and a thorough reconsideration of the plays in light of their absorption into global culture.

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Author: Tom Gunning,Giovanna Fossati,Joshua Yumibe,Jonathon Rosen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089646576

Category: Art

Page: 286

View: 2779


This book brings a treasure trove of early color film images into print form so viewers can enjoy, examine and dream over their forgotten splendor. Drawing on the richness of the early film archives of EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the authors have carefully selected and reproduced frames from the original films made before World War I, presenting their fascinating and often surprising images and hues. Digital reproduction allows the capture of these images in a full range of tone and colors.