Just back from an amazing mind expanding AMIA conference in Portland Oregon. AMIA is the Association of Moving Image Archivists and we are a group of people from around the world with a passion for helping the world preserve and share film, video, and audio media for future generations. Made new friends and renewed old acquaintances with people from Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, USA, Israel, Switzerland, Iceland, Mexico, etc We discussed and shared ideas, new tools, and new methods; all with a focus of keeping our heritage safe for future. We saw films that had been found and restored some dating back to the early 1900’s. Many films had interesting stories such as, Santo Contra El Cerebro Del Mar, which was an unfinished film interrupted by the Cuban revolution and smuggled out of Cuba in 1958 in a coffin.
Now I’m back and ready to preserve your treasure.