Pandemic brings new life to old movies

Movie and TV archives fill content gap while new production is halted

Movie and television production is on hold, thanks to the coronavirus. Yet with people sheltered at home and every theater and entertainment venue also closed, streaming services have become something of a lifeline. All that new leisure time and a captive audience has put film…

Nitrocellulose was the standard film base for about 60 years of photographic film production, from the 1890s until the 1950s. It’s been about 70 years since nitrate film was replaced by cellulose acetate, yet many historical nitrate film assets linger in archives and collections, hanging…

If the past few years are any indication, the need to prepare for wildfires will be a more urgent priority for individuals, communities and organizations alike in California and other places at risk. While not as devastating as the 2018 tragedies, this year’s fires along with…

Corporate and other archives, media companies, libraries, historical societies, universities and...LAC Group’s media and archiving specialists. These are some of the organizations represented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists or AMIA. LAC Group has been an AMIA member and conference sponsor for many years.…

Movies and pictures have been a part of life since the 19th century, but in the past they were more compartmentalized. Today, our devices have screens and they’re connected, allowing us to process more images every day: Documentaries, other programs and even commercials are being…

Linear Tape-Open or LTO magnetic tape data storage has been widely adopted within the entertainment industry for many years, relied upon as a dependable, competitive storage choice. Yet as with all backup storage options, LTO has its upsides and its downsides, which are succinctly summarized…

LAC Group is excited to be a sponsor of Cinecon 2019, the 55th annual Classic Film Festival and memorabilia show taking place in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend, August 29th through September 2nd. Loews Hollywood Hotel is the host hotel, with all screenings at the…

Perhaps the most intriguing finding I took away from this years’ Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) is the concept of DNA storage for “infinite” data archives, discussed in the show’s first session. DAS 2019 was held June 5th at the Museum of Modern Art in New…

True film preservationists typically come running at the mere mention of the word “nitrate”. That’s what the George Eastman Museum was counting on when they launched the first Nitrate Picture Show five years ago and, based on maximum occupancy, their gamble has paid off nicely.

To make digital content accessible and discoverable, you need metadata that will match your content to the needs and wants of a particular market or audience. News, movies, entertainment or non-commercial images all struggle to be seen until they are defined. How material gets defined…

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