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DVD on preservation of analog video

From: Tim Vitale <tjvitale>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003
The following is posted on behalf of Steve Seid

    Playback: Preserving Analog Video
    World Premiere of preservation DVD
    Wednesday March 5, 2003

    Plus The Eternal Frame and other early Bay Area works

    Special Guests:
        Doug Hall, Pamela Kramlich, Chip Lord, Skip Sweeney

    For the better part of a decade, the folks at the Bay Area Video
    Coalition have waged a heroic battle against rust, preserving
    endangered videotapes in their uniquely outfitted facility. Now
    they have gone one better, producing Playback: Preserving Analog
    Video, a DVD containing the inside info on what it takes to
    ensure our media legacy. On the occasion of the DVD release, we
    return to the urgent subject of preservation, one that never
    grows old even as the tapes do. Bay Area video pioneers Doug
    Hall, Chip Lord, and Skip Sweeney will talk informally about
    this much-needed rescue mission; Pamela Kramlich, a renowned
    collector of media art, will add her thoughts on safeguarding
    the past; and BAVC's Director Tamara Gould and the Playback
    producers will lead a pithy tour of the DVD.

    Finally, seminal Bay Area videoworks will be screened, including
    Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco's The Eternal Frame, a keen but
    unnerving re-enactment of the Kennedy assassination, staged in
    Dealey Plaza in 1975. Used as the case study for Playback, the
    original source footage was preserved, then remastered. This
    ambitious undertaking put the "eternal" back in The Eternal
    Frame. - Steve Seid

    Additional works to be announced.

    The Pacific Film Archive Theater is located at 2575 Bancroft
    Way, one block east of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. For more
    information, please call: 510-642-1412.

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