Conference Sessions & Workshops: Wednesday

Posted on July 31, 2015

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Schedule at a Glance

WEDNESDAY. November 18, 2015


8:00am – 12:00pm | Galleria South | Separate Registration Required
Workshop: Film Archives and Digital Humanities: Tools, Resources, Pedagogy

Dimitrios Latsis, University of Iowa/The Internet Archive
Rick Prelinger, UC Santa Cruz/Prelinger Archives/Internet Archive

Tara McPherson, University of Southern California
Mark Williams, Dartmouth College
Tami Williams, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Rachael Stoeltje, Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Charles Tepperman, University of Calgary

This workshop will assemble curators, archivists, academics and digital humanists that have developed innovative platforms to disseminate the work done in film collections and enable scholars to have easier access to tools for both research and pedagogy. Participants will share best practices, discuss opportunities for collaborations and address challenges from a variety of leading Digital Humanity projects in the field of archival film, including: Media History Digital Library (U. Wisconsin), Media Ecology Project (Dartmouth), Scalar (USC), Avalon (Indiana), The Internet Archive and the Prelinger Archives.

8:00am – 12:00pm | Broadway III & IV | Separate Registration Required
Workshop: Planning and Designing an Oral History Project

Doug Boyd, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky

Teague Schneiter, Academy Foundation
Callie Holmes, University of Georgia Libraries
Genevieve Maxwell, Academy Foundation

A 1/2 day workshop for moving image archivists interested in starting born-digital oral history recording initiatives (large and small) centered on documenting the perspectives of filmmakers and other media creators, community members, laboratory technicians, preservationists, donors or collectors. Workshop leaders will guide participants in designing their own oral history projects, from concept to implementation. Based on the models of the Academy Oral History Projects department, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky, and University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, the speakers will outline basic principles of oral history and train participants in project design and planning, budgeting, workflows, outreach, and access. This will include the ability to test OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), a free, open source tool to index and make accessible audio and video materials. Using a variety of case studies, the workshop will delve into how oral histories can benefit archival collections and allow archives to explore important topics and themes that impact the field..

8:30am – 5:00pm | Galleria North | Separate Registration Required
Workshop: Copyright 101 for Moving Image Archivists Workshop

Andy Sellars, Harvard Law School

Presented by Andy Sellars, this workshop will provide attendees with a clear understanding of U.S. copyright law and the special considerations for online archives under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Attendees will learn about specific issues associated with moving images and sound, as well as exceptions to copyright, including fair use and the specific exemptions for libraries and archives, and the application of these exemptions in the digital world. The workshop will provide opportunities for attendees to work in groups to assess the copyright status of materials, conduct a fair use analysis, and review sample deeds of gift to assess risk of making a variety of types of moving image collections available online. Attendees will also learn about a variety of open licenses that can be used with donation and production agreements, and discuss the importance of obtaining necessary rights for long-term access. In addition, Andy will discuss the various methods of digital streaming and digital access and how copyright law in other countries impacts international access to archival materials. Andy Sellars is the Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow at Harvard Law School, and a clinical fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.


8:30am – 5:00pm | Broadway I & II | Separate Registration Required
The Third AMIA/DLF Hack Day

AMIA/DLF Hack Day is a unique opportunity for practitioners and managers of audiovisual collections to join with developers and engineers for an intense day of collaboration to develop solutions for audiovisual preservation and access. Within digital preservation and curation communities, hack days provide an opportunity for archivists, collection managers, technologists, and others to work together develop software solutions, documentation or training materials, and more for digital collections management needs.

9:00am – 5:00pm | Off Site | Separate Registration Required
Shoot, Process, Project – A Hands on 16mm Workshop

Dino Everett, USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive
Lisa Marr, Echo Park Film Center

In this workshop we will learn the basic concepts of analog filmmaking through two hands-on activities. For part of the workshop, we will also make our own films using direct animation techniques. In addition, we will learn about optical soundtrack and create our own soundtracks by manipulating and drawing onto the margin of film reserved for the soundtrack. For the second half of the workshop, we will load a 16mm camera with black and white reversal film stock. We will go outside and shoot the film around the hotel. We will then hand process the film to understand the basic process of photo chemistry. Finally we will project the two films we made to see how our decisions and manipulations ultimately look, to fully understand the start to finish creation process of the material so many of us deal with on a daily basis.

10:00am – 5:00pm | PICA | Separate Registration Required
Community Archiving Workshop

Moriah Ulinskas, Independent Archivist
Yvonne Ng, Witness

Taylor McBride, Smithsonian Institution
Sandra Yates, Texas Medical Center Library
Amy Sloper, Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research
Rachel E. Beattie, University of Toronto

Community Archiving provides moving image archivists the opportunity to serve the community of Portland and work with local volunteers to help an organization gain intellectual and physical control over an endangered moving image collection. The workshop provides a space for conference attendees to partner with local volunteers to conduct basic processing, cataloging and inspection of a moving image collection and, by doing so, will learn how to identify risk factors and make preservation recommendations for moving image collections.   Attendees will gain experience in working with and training non-archivists to care for their collections. In the process, they will engage in hands-on processing, inspecting, and cataloging audiovisual media. Most importantly, they will build relationships and connections with the Portland community and learn about local history.

12:30pm – 5:30pm | Whitsell Auditorium   | Separate Registration Required
The Reel Thing XXXVI

Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures
Michael Friend, Sony Pictures

Presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. The Reel Thing brings together a unique line up of laboratory technicians, archivists, new media technologists and preservationists.

1:30pm – 5:30pm | Galleria South   | Separate Registration Required
Get it in Writing: The First AMIA Writer’s Workshop

Melissa Dollman, Independent Archivist/Researcher + Crawford Media Services Consultant
Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University

Karen Gracy, Kent State University
Regina Longo, SUNY Purchase, Albanian Cinema Project + Film Quarterly
Donald Crafton, University of Notre Dame
Susan Ohmer, University of Notre Dame

Led by AMIA colleagues with experience on both sides of the writing process (Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer: authors, professors and current co-editors of The Moving Image; Devin Orgeron: author, professor, co-chair of AMIA’s Publications Committee, and former editor of The Moving Image; Regina Longo: author and associate editor at Film Quarterly; Karen Gracy: author, professor and former editor of The Moving Image; and Melissa Dollman, author, rogue archivist, and co-chair of the AMIA Publications Committee), this workshop is organized under the premise that members of the AMIA community (academics, collectors, archivists, students, etc.) should be publishing variously and widely. Participants will learn the process first-hand while preparing a manuscript and/or proposal for potential submission. The workshop leaders will assist in drafting, help participants decide where to submit their work, answer questions, and give advice that will help participants navigate a process that can be intimidating.

6:00pm – 7:00pm | Grand Ballroom II
DAS Portland Opening Keynote & Welcome

Erik Weaver, The School of Cinematic Arts’ Entertainment Technology Center

Erik Weaver will open DAS Portland with an in-depth look at the future of digital media. Weaver is a recognized expert on the intersection of the cloud with media and entertainment, and runs “Project Cloud” for The School of Cinematic Arts’ Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California (USC). The project unites senior leaders from the six major studios in developing next generation cloud standards, supporting Hollywood organizations and major cloud vendors, and producing proof of concepts. The group encompasses many aspects of the cloud including transport, security, metadata, long-term storage, and formation of an agnostic framework that unites key vendors and studios. Previously, Weaver was CEO of Digital Ribbon, Inc., a very early pioneer in the field of cloud-based computing.

7:00pm – 8:00pm | Pavilion Ballroon
Opening Cocktails: Welcome to Portland!

It’s opening night in Portland! A chance to say hello to friends, meet new colleagues, and get ready for the days ahead.

8:00pm – 10:30pm | Grand Ballroom II
The Annual Trivia Throwdown

Trivia Master
Colleen Simpson, Prasad Corporation

Test your skills, win prizes and see if you can be the team that unseats the current AMIA Trivia
Champions. Put your name on that monkey trophy! Everyone is welcome – sign up as a team or as an individual table.