Pre-Conference Workshops

Posted on July 30, 2015

FP Image - EinsteinAMIA 2015 will offer a number of pre-conference workshops in Portland.

All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 5, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.Separate registration is required.

Register here.

 

Wednesday . November 18

  • Copyright 101 for Moving Image Archivists
  • Shoot, Process, Project – A Hands on 16mm Workshop
  • Film Archives and Digital Humanities: Tools, Resources, Pedagogy
  •  Community Archiving
  • AMIA/DLF Hack Day III
  • Get it in Writing: The First Annual AMIA Writer’s Workshop
  • Planning and Designing An Oral History Project: A Workshop for Moving Image Archivists

Also on Wednesday – The Reel Thing Technical Symposium (12:30pm – 5:30pm)

 

Wednesday . November 18, 2015

 

8:00am – 12:00pm
Planning and Designing An Oral History Project: A Workshop for Moving Image Archivists

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. Attendees will gain experience in: interview preparation and techniques, time-based indexing using OHMS, and have the opportunity to bring in a specific project idea for workshopping with the group. The workshop will also be an opportunity for moving image archivists to join forces with the oral history community and forge new connections.

Please note: All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 5, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

8:00am – 12:00pm
Film Archives and Digital Humanities: Tools, Resources, Pedagogy

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.

Please note: All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 5, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

8:30am – 5:00pm
Copyright 101 for Moving Image Archivists

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.

Please note: All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 5, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

8:30am – 5:00pm
DLF/AMIA Hack Day III

In association with the annual conference, AMIA will host its third hack day in partnership with DLF (Digital Library Federation). The event is a unique opportunity for practitioners and managers of digital audiovisual collections to join with developers and engineers for an intense day of collaboration to develop solutions for digital audiovisual preservation and access. It will be fun and practical;and there will be prizes!

To be confirmed for Hack Day, please fill out this form (and register online!).

9:00am – 5:00pm
Shoot, Process, Project – A Hands on 16mm Workshop

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.

Sponsored by the SGAFC’s Analog Technology Subcommittee.

Please note: Space limited to 12 registrations. This workshop takes place off site. Registrants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 5, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

10:00am – 5:00pm
Community Archiving

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.

Please Note: The Community Archiving Workshop is held outside of the hotel. Registrants will be responsible for transportation to/from the event.

 

1:30pm – 5:30pm
Get it in Writing: The First Annual AMIA Writer’s Workshop

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.

By September 16. Applicants are required to submit a current CV, a draft (any stage – but no more than 8000 words) of the work they will bring to the workshop, and a brief (200 word) description of what they hope the workshop can help them achieve. This can be something written for a class that they were encouraged to publish, a piece that started as a conference paper, something they’ve begun on their own based on original research, etc.  Please submit your draft to Melissa Dollman here.

By October 9. Applicants will be notified about approval for the workshop. Payment for the workshop must be within five days of approval.  Workshop fee is $100.

Please note: You must be pre-approved for this workshop. All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 9, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.