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Title
The digital dilemma 2 digital dilemma 2 :
Type
Text
Subject
Film archives--Technological innovations.
Film archives--United States--Case studies.
Audio-visual archives--Management.
Digital preservation.
Motion pictures--Digitization.
Independent films.
Documentary films.
Digital cinematography.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: PN1993.42.U6 D54 2012 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 026/.791430973 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2011941780
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
The Digital dilemma 2 focuses on the more acute challenges faced by independent filmmakers, documentarians and nonprofit audiovisual archives. While 75 percent of theatrically released motion pictures are independently produced, these communities typically lack the resources, personnel and funding to address sustainability issues that are available to major Hollywood studios and other large, deep-pocketed enterprises. Independent filmmakers create and nonprofit film archives collect and store a sizeable part of moving image and sound heritage. The Academy partnered with the Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) to produce this new study with the conviction that these communities shouldn't be allowed to fall through the cracks. For this report, a cross-section of independent filmmakers, distributors and marketers was interviewed and a broader online survey of independent filmmakers was conducted. In addition, a representative group of nonprofit audiovisual archives provided details on their digital preservation activities, including information about the content they receive as born digital files, their current practices for digitally reformatting content for preservation, and their overall digital infrastructure, policies and funding strategies. The report's findings show an urgent need for these diverse and widely dispersed individuals and organizations to address the digital dilemma before the cultural heritage they represent is permanently lost.
Authorized Access Point
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Science and Technology Council. digital dilemma 2