The 33rd Edition of The Reel Thing<http://www.the-reel-thing.org/> will take place in Los Angeles over the course of three days, August 21 - 23, 2014, including an opening night reception and screening on August 21.
Presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. The Reel Thing brings together a unique line up of laboratory technicians, archivists, new media technologists and preservationists. The event will take place at the Linwood Dunn Theater in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
* Speed of the Cinema I - Proto-History
* Speed of the Cinema II - The Digital Projection of Silent Films
* Audio Restoration in the Age of 4K
* A Holistic Approach to Digital Preservation - Data on Film
* Stormy Weather - Restoration of Audio for a Musical Feature
* Restoration of The Apu Trilogy
* Large Format Scanning and Recording
* Restoration of Dictabelt Recordings: The Bing Crosby Project
* Color Fidelity & Extended Dynamic Range in Color Separations
* The Day the Earth Stood Still - New 4K restoration courtesy of 20th Century Fox
* US premiere of the new 4K restoration of Sergio Leone's western A Fistful of Dollars. The presentation will include rare outtakes.
* Bill Baggelaar - Sony Pictures Digital Productions
* Jonathan Erland - Composite Components Company
* Bob Heiber - Deluxe Media - Chace Audio
* Schawn Belston - 20th Century Fox
* Jim Houston - Starwatcher Digital
* Andrea Kalas - Paramount
* Michael Pogorzelski - Academy Film Archive
* John Polito - Audio Mechanics
* Chris Reynolds - Deluxe Media - Chace Audio
* Andrew Oran - FotoKem
* Lee Kline - Criterion Collection
* Davide Pozzi - L'Immagine Ritrovata
* Brian Bartelt - Poste Haste Digital
* Alex Hernandez - Colorworks
* Bjørn H. Brudeli - Piql Preservation Services
For more information, and to register, go to www.the-reel-thing.org<http://www.the-reel-thing.org>. Additional Topics, Speakers and Premiere Screenings will be announced soon.
Curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, all proceeds from The Reel Thing: Los Angeles support the programs of AMIA, a 501(3)c organization dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image materials.