Digital tools and technology have provided film restoration and preservation experts with new ways to bring films back to vibrant life and find new screens with which to captivate audiences. Distribution and theatrical presentation relies more and more on digital-end products while theaters capable of doing archival quality reel to reel projection become rare. This panel seeks to discuss the myriad decisions that are made during the restoration and preservation process. How are decisions made about when to use digital tools? How can digital and celluloid workflows benefit each other? How can original artistic vision be maintained when digital tools were unavailable at the time of a work’s creation?

Moderated by:
Dan Streible, Associate Professor in Cinema Studies and Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at Tisch School of the Arts.

Panelists include:
Elena Rossi Snook, Archivist for the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library (Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center)
Bill Brand, experimental film and video artist, educator, activist, film preservationist, and owner of BB Optics
Dennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Film & Video
Amy Heller, co-owner of Milestone Film & Video