Author: Tim Knapp

Digital cataloging with solid metadata is a vital part of the film preservation and archiving process. The larger the collection size, the more critical this process becomes—yet often it’s overlooked and undervalued by collection owners. For those of you not quite familiar with metadata, it’s defined as...

Preserving motion picture film is a process that involves more than warehousing in climate-controlled environments. Yet many filmmakers, owners and stewards of film collections have been focused on just that – humidity, temperature and other storage and inventory management considerations. At PRO-TEK, we stress that the...

Cinecon is a celebration of forgotten films from the silent and early sound era of movie-making that features screenings, celebrity guests, one of the country's top movie memorabilia shows, plus live piano accompaniment for the silent films! This year's event, Cinecon 52, will be at the Egyptian...

Owners of Acetate- or Nitrate-based motion picture film collections have few good options for restoring and preserving those assets. Although Nitrate and Acetate-based film stocks are chemically different from each other, they are both highly susceptible to degradation, as well as combustion in the case...