The Reel Thing Technical Symposium

August 22-24, 2019
Los Angeles


The Reel Thing will open Thursday, August 22nd with a reception and Serge Bromberg in Performance: "Retour De Flamme - Cinema Firsts"

Preliminary program/topics and screenings include:

* How Recent Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Are Transforming Moving Image Restoration

* Preservation of the Films of Ingmar Bergman

* Identification and the Audiovisual Archive

* A Mini Sound-Sync Seminar

* Adding Film Grain While Staying Gluten Free: The Restoration of FILIBUS

* Scanning Archive Film: Image, Information and History in the Digital Maelstrom

* The Fast and the Curious:  Opening Up the Archive Through Accelerated Digitization

* Preserving the Creative Intent for Motion in Motion Pictures

* Dinosaur Tracks: Bringing Winsor McCay's GERTIE (1914) Back to Life

* A World of Abundance - the Mixed Benefits of Streaming for Classic Films

* Tips and Tricks for Scanning Color Positives

* AI - led Video Conformance

Curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation.

More program information and registration information at