We are pleased to announce the 46th edition of the ongoing technical symposium, The Reel Thing, to take place in Baltimore on the afternoon of November 13, 2019, as part of the annual AMIA conference. The event will take place at the Parkway Theatre
As with all editions of The Reel Thing, we focus on the wide range of critical issues facing archivists, technicians, asset managers and curators of image and sound in the current media/film/digital landscape. Problems and solutions involving digital creation workflows (2K/4K/6K/8K/12K+HDR+HFR), data storage access and recovery, image scanning and recording, image resolution metrics, traditional video and audio preservation and restoration issues are topics of interest. Of special interest are the preservation/archiving issues surrounding Digital Intermediate and Digital Production workflows for motion pictures and television/streaming. If you have been working in these or related areas of interest, we invite you to propose a presentation summarizing the technical, theoretical and practical facets of your work.
Presentations consist of a brief analytic explanation of the project, digital/film/video/audio examples, and a question and answer period. We ask that presenters focus on the nature of the work and its context, including the rationale for selection of methods and tools (hardware and software, photochemical/photomechanical and digital/analog), and to provide substantial detail concerning these aspects of the work. We request A/B comparisons of the "before" and "after" states of a project to facilitate meaningful discussion and evaluation of the results. We are interested in facts and opinions concerning the current and future prospects of the technologies, processes and equipment in use today, or the near future.
Our objective is to expose our audience to the current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation, and to create a common ground for discussion and evaluation of methodologies so that informed decisions can be made about when and how to deploy both traditional and emerging technologies.
Please send us your proposals<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and please email us with any questions. You can see past programs here<http://www.the-reel-thing.co/previous-events/>.
Co-Organizers of The Reel Thing Technical Symposium