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April 1997, Week 3


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Maureen Furniss <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Apr 1997 22:17:36 -0700
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A Moving Image Preservation Symposium is being held this weekend at Chapman
University, in Orange, CA.  It will be held on Saturday, April 19, from
noon until 6 p.m., in Argyros Forum, room 208.
Following is a list of some of the speakers who will be there.  We also
will have an organist accompanying the silent films, in addition to one
more speaker from the UCLA Film and Television Archiven.
The cost of the event is $20, which includes refreshments.  Please make a
reservation with Maureen Furniss, 714-744-7018, as soon as possible.
It's going to be great!  I hope to see you there.
"Do-It-Yourself Film Preservation for the Do-It-Yourself Filmmaker"
        Sandra Joy Lee is Curator of the Moving Image Archive in the School
of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California and has been
working with film and video for ten years. She received her B.A. degree in
Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an
M.L.I.S. degree from UCLA's Graduate School of Library and Information
Science. Her research interest is the history and evolution of cinema
technology. She is the President of the Movie Machine Society and is a
Co-founder of the Society of Moving Image Artifact Curators (SOMIAC).  She
is also affiliated with the Technology Council for the Motion
Picture-Television Industry and is a Preservation Committee Member for the
Association of Moving Image Archivists, as well as a member of the Magic
Lantern Society and the SMPTE Archival Papers and Historical Committee.
 "Restoring History: Bringing Back the Shorts of Baltazar Polio, a
Salvadorian Experimental Filmmaker"
        Francisco Menendez began making movies at the age of nine in his
native country of El Salvador.  In 1985, Menendez won the Dore Schary Award
for his documentary of Mexican children along the U.S. border, Los Niņos
Thinking About Others.  He was also honored as the Outstanding Graduate of
the Year at University of Puget Sound, where he had begun teaching film as
an undergraduate.  In 1989, Menendez received his M.F.A. in Film/Video at
the California Institute of the Arts, where he learned the craft of
directing under British director Alexander Mackendrick.  After Cal Arts,
Menendez continued production on his first feature-length narrative film,
Backstage.  Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Film Department
at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, teaching advanced courses in
screenwriting, production, and non-linear editing.  His areas of research
are narrative theory, new technologies and the restoration of Central
American films.  Currently, he is the director of SCRIPT, the screenwriting
arm of the University Film Video Association.
speaking on silent cinema
        Randy Haberkamp is the founder of The Silent Society, a non-profit
organization dedicated to the appreciation, presentation, and preservation
of silent film art.  He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and
received his Master's degree in Film and Television from UCLA.  The Silent
Society is based in the Hollywood Studio Museum, housed in the
DeMille-Lasky Barn Studio, where Hollywood's first feature film, The Squaw
Man, was shot in 1913.  Randy is past President and currently on the Board
of Directors of Hollywood Heritage, a preservation organization that has
overseen the sustenance of the Barn and other historic Hollywood landmarks.
He also has served as President and Vice President of The Society for
Cinephiles, which presents an annual festival of classic films.  He is
currently employed as the Director of Specials and Feature Films for the
CBS Television Network.
speaking on early television
        Dan Einstein has been the Television Archivist at the UCLA Film and
Television Archive since 1979.  A graduate of the University of California
at Berkeley, he earned his M.A. in Film and Television Studies at UCLA's
Department of Theater, Film and Television.  In 1989, he received an Emmy
Award for his contributions toward the restoration and preservation of the
landmark television special, "An Evening with Fred Astaire."  He is the
author of Special Edition:  A Guide To Network Television News Documentary
Series and Special News Reports, 1955-1979 (scarecrow Press, 1987) and the
just-published companion volume covering the years 1980-1989.  He has
authored articles on television and film for Emmy Magazine, Camera Obscura,
Magill's Survey of Cinema  and other publications on media history.  He has
taught film studies courses at a Los Angeles Area community college and is
a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
speaking on feature films
        Richard May started working in the motion picture business over
forty years ago, in theaters in Oklahoma City.  From 1952 - 1984, he worked
in theatrical distribution for Universal, Disney, 20th Century Fox and MGM.
He joined Turner Entertainment in 1986, when Turner bought the MGM,
pre-1950 Warner Bros., and RKO libraries, with his primary responsibility
in the preservation and restoration of the films.  With the merger of
Turner and Time-Warner in November 1996, he moved over to Warner Bros. to
continue the same responsibility for the combined companies, maintaining
the care given by both Warner Bros. and Turner to their films.
Maureen Furniss, Ph.D.
Editor, Animation Journal
Assistant Professor, School of Film and Television
Chapman University, 333 N. Glassell, Orange, CA 92866 USA
Tel: 714-744-7018; Fax: 714-997-6700; E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
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