Before the advent of televised network news programs and the 24 hour news cycle on cable and the internet, newsreels were one of the main sources people had for news. One of five major newsreel companies, Universal Studios produced and released newsreels which were shown in movie theaters, twice a week, from 1929 until 1967. Each release usually […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on December 30, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference, Universal News Collection.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? If it’s your turn to cook, no doubt the next few days will be stressful. But imagine trying to cook Thanksgiving dinner for an entire ship or regiment, or being a mess sergeant tasked with cooking and bringing the meal to troops in the field. Do you know how you’re […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on November 25, 2013, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation.
Today’s post is by Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the National Archives’ Motion Picture Preservation Lab. In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to share the National Archives’ digital restoration of John Huston’s Let There Be Light, the groundbreaking film about the treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of soldiers returning […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on November 7, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation.
Have you ever wondered how moving images and sound recordings get declassified? The process isn’t as simple as you might think. Because our records are media based – film, video or audio – the review process takes a few extra steps. Agencies transfer classified moving images and sound recordings to NARA according to Records Control […]
Posted by Laurel on September 4, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation.
Today’s post is from Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. Recently, she completed a digital restoration of The March. The March, the James Blue film documenting the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on August 22, 2013, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation.
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