11. RESOURCES AND LINKS

 Filmforever takes responsibility for our own site.  We cannot take responsibility for the information, services, etc. offered by these recommended sites.  We do think they are good resources.  Let us know if you have any serious complaints.

 

For a list of commercial companies providing small gauge film processing and transfers, see the 8mm Film Format Metadirectory
lavender.fortunecity.com/lavender/569/#Processing

or Littlefilm.org
littlefilm.org

 

AMATEUR FILMMAKING SITES

The following organizations provide technical support and screening opportunities for amateur film and video makers.

AMMA

Amateur Movie Makers Association

http://www.ammaweb.org

 

AMPS

American Motion Picture Society

http://www.ampsvideo.com

 

San Diego Amateur Moviemakers Club

This group seems to be mostly video, and they have disbanded.  There is an article about Sid Laverents on their site.

http://www.angelfire.com/movies/SDAMC

 

SCCA

Society Canadian Cine Amateurs

www.sccaonline.ca

 

 

COLLECTOR PAGES

There are a large number of wonderfully informative websites out there that have been created by dedicated film collectors.  Most are amateur, enthusiastic, and very well informed.  Here are just a few of our favorites.  You can find many more by checking out their link pages.

 

Cinematographica

A great collectors site with film history pages, including 100 years of film sizes.

www.xs4all.nl/~wichm/cinemat.html

 

Jay's Movie Collector Clubhouse

A good collector/enthusiast site.

www.capital.net/com/jaytp/club.html

 

Paul's 16mm Film Collecting Page

Another great collectorís site.  Film identification and how to show movies in your backyard are just two highlights.

www.paulivester.com/films/films.htm

 

FILM PRESERVATION EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Schools offering graduate or certificate programs in film preservation.

 

L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House

http://www.eastmanhouse.org/inc/education/selznick_school.php

 

Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

www.tisch.nyu.edu/preservation

 

University of California Los Angeles Film & Television Archive Degree Program

www.mias.ucla.edu/index.htmv

 

University of East Anglia Film Archiving Masters Course (UK)

www.uea.ac.uk/eafa

 

The National Film and Sound Archive and Charles Sturt University (Australia)

Film Preservation courses over the Internet

www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/audiovisual_archiving_gc/

 

HOME MOVIE DAY!

Annual international event. Bring your movies or go watch someone else's.

homemovieday.com

 

9.5mm SITES

Pathescope 9.5

British 9.5mm organization

www.pathescope.freeserve.co.uk/Pathe95.htm

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

AMIA

Association of Moving Image Archivists

www.amianet.org

 

BKSTS: The Moving Image Society (UK)

The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society

www.bksts.com

 

CHM

The Center For Home Movies

centerforhomemovies.org

 

FIAF (International)

The International Federation of Film Archives

www.fiafnet.org

 

Film Archive Forum (UK)

Umbrella organization representing British public sector film and television archives

www.bufvc.ac.uk/faf

 

FPS (Japan)

The Film Preservation Society. Don't miss The Idiot's Guide to Film Preservation (For Absolute Beginners) Also, they host the Japanese version of this site.

www.filmpres.org

www.filmpres.org/eng

 

National Film Preservation Foundation (USA)

Find out whatís going on in the exciting world of film preservation at this important grant agency's site.

www.filmpreservation.org

 

SEAPAVAA (International)

The South-East Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association

www.seapavaa.org

 

SMPTE

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

www.smpte.org

 

PUBLICATIONS

Order these fine books at your local bookshop or find them online.


Kodak Book of Film Care

call 1-800-242-2424

Kodak Publication No. H-23

 

Home Movies by Alan Katelle

This book meticulously traces the history of the home movie industry in the United States.

www.homemoviehistory.com

 

The Film Preservation Guide

The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Available as a free download through the National Film Preservation Foundation (click on Cooperative projects)

www.filmpreservation.org

 

VIDEO AIDS TO FILM PRESERVATION

Folkstreams is a great site to poke around on, and Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway of Brodsky & Treadway lab have provided some very helpful short videos demonstrating simple film handling techniques. Don't miss it!

www.folkstreams.net/vafp/index.php

 

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

 

8mm Film Format Metadirectory
A comprehensive list of links to a variety of topics relating to 8mm/Super 8 filmmaking
lavender.fortunecity.com/lavender/569

A/V Geeks
Interested in educational films?  You're not alone.
www.avgeeks.com

Conservation on Line
A full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials
palimpsest.stanford.edu

Documentary Filmmakers Group
A site for documentary filmmakers in the UK.
www.dfglondon.com

Film & Video Services
A lab in Minneapolis that will do super 8 contact printing.
filmvideoservices.net


Film Archive Forum
British Universities Film & Video Council sponsors this site, which is a network of British moving image archives.
www.bufvc.ac.uk/faf/

The Film Center
An incredible collection of pages on topics ranging from film collecting, equipment maintenance and suppliers, to how to build your own home theatre.
www.film-center.com

Flicker
A bi-monthly screening series of short small-gauge films by Richmond, Virginia area filmmakers. They are in cahoots with the Richmond Moving Image Co-op.
www.flicker.org

Frameworks Mailing List
Experimental and avant garde film list with frequent discussions about 16mm and 8mm technology and preservation issues
www.hi-beam.net/fw.html

Internet Archive
An internet library providing access to moving images, audio, text, and more. An unparalleled resource.
www.archive.org/details/movies
Home Movie section
http://www.archive.org/details/home_movies


IPI

The Image Permanence Institute is a research library investigating preservation of paper and media.  Check out their free to download Preservation Calculator, which will show you what you can expect from your storage conditions.
www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org

Kodak

Site includes information on film preservation, history and Kodak products.
www.kodak.com
Glossary of film terms
www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/glossary


Littlefilm.org
Site maintained by Brodsky and Treadway including essays and help pages on 8mm preservation, filmmaking, equipment and lab services
www.littlefilm.org

Rick Prelinger
Prelinger Archives and personal Prelinger projects.
www.panix.com/~footage

Smallgauge list page
Listserv dedicated to amateur film and small gauge preservation and filmmaking
groups.yahoo.com/group/smallgauge

Texas Commission on the Arts: Video Conservation Guide
Aimed at museum staff, this guide deals with the preservation of video tapes of all sorts.
www.arts.state.tx.us/video