This class will discuss the basic issues and challenges associated with film preservation, with a specific focus on issues most common to genre films. Topics shall include film decay and restorative processes, format specific preservation techniques, the role of home video (and specifically Vinegar Syndrome) in the preservation of genre films, viewer expectations in the digital age, as well as a general overview of the methodologies by which Vinegar Syndrome selects films for restoration and release.
The first 2/3 of the class will be primarily taken up by lecture, with the final third reserved for discussion as well as any questions.
NOTE: prior to the course date, if anyone had specific questions or topics of interest related to genre film preservation or Vinegar Syndrome itself, please submit them for potential inclusion in the general lecture.
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