Events

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our 2011 slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled. 

April 7, 2011: The Claire Lynch Band at the Alamo Theatre, tickets are $20 each and available at Bookstacks in Main Street in Bucksport.

April 7, 2011: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium proposal deadline

May 13-14, 2011: Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Bangor, Maine

May 19, 2011: In Our Wake: Maine's Maritime Heritage on Film as part of the NHF Silver Anniversary Screening Series at the Alamo Theatre

July 28-30, 2011: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium at NHF

August 11, 2011: Back to the Land as part of the NHF Silver Anniversary Screening Series at the Alamo Theatre

August 12-14, 2011: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show in Rockland, Maine

August 19, 2011: In Our Wake: Maine's Maritime Heritage on Film as part of The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous in Camden, Maine

September 27, 2011: Workshop: Describing Moving Images in Boston, MA

September 29-October 2, 2011: Camden International Film Festival

October 2-9, 2011: Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine

October 15, 2011: Home Movie Day in Portland, Maine

November 16, 2011: PBCore Cataloging Workshop, AMIA Conference, Austin, Texas

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our 2011 slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled.

Mar
23

Friday, March 23, 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

At Emerson College's Paramount Center, in the Bright Family Screening Room.

Directions

Northeast Historic Film's Brian Graney, Gemma Scott and Karan Sheldon on the collections of the moving image archives. Will show examples of preserved work, scholars' projects, and suggests areas of inquiry. Come enjoy preservation work including Super 8mm to 35mm, amateur films online, and TV news. The collections need YOU!

Cyrus Pinkham, 1939 New York World's Fair amateur film, preserved to 35mm.

FairFilm.org, Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World's Fair and Its Period, a hidden collections project with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

WCVB-TV newsfilm selection.

The Making of an American, 1920, named to the National Film Registry in 2005. More info

Madison Newsreel, circa 1932 local/collage. More info

Helen V. Bird home movies, Janice Smith Collection, Moving Houses -- 8mm of the making of Boston's Southeast Expressway. More info
 

 

 

 

Nov
16
Wednesday, November 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference, Austin, Texas
Workshop at The Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

PBCore provides a level of detail useful to media archives, without
being ridiculous to implement. 
--Jack Brighton.

Find out if PBCore is a good data structure for your audiovisual
assets.  With PBCore experts, dig into the PBCore 2.0 schema and meet
a range of tools; learn mandatory, suggested, and recommended
elements, picklists and relationships; and explore workflows for
handling intellectual content and instantiations.

Gain a solid grasp of why and how PBCore is useful for handling analog
and digital audiovisual objects.

PRESENTERS
Jack Brighton, New Media & Innovation, Illinois Public Media at WILL
jack.brighton@gmail.com
Director of New Media and Innovation at WILL Public Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Guest lecturer in online journalism at the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois, and presents workshops on Internet media, media preservation, and web development at academic and media industry conferences. Chairs the AMIA News, Documentary, and Television Interest Group and  is co-founder of the AMIA Open Source Committee.

Brian Graney, Media Cataloger, Northeast Historic Film
brian@oldfilm.org
At Northeast Historic Film, conducts project cataloging and supports web and database development for the Council on Library and Information Resources-funded project, Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its Period.  Brian is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and holds an MLS from University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Yvonne Ng, Archivist, WITNESS
yvonne@witness.org
Supports all activities of the WITNESS Media Archive and blogs frequently about issues facing human rights archivists. Worked with audiovisual collections at the New York Public Library, NYU Libraries, and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Research fellow on the Preserving Digital Public Television project of the U.S. National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University, and BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.

Dave Rice,  Archivist with the City University of New York  
dericed@mac.com
Consults with Audiovisual Preservation Solutions on preservation topics, focusing on open source applications, digital video codecs and formats, asset and metadata management, high efficiency reformatting, quality control, cataloging, collection management, and metadata technology for archival applications. David has worked as the Digital Media Archivist at Thirteen/WNET and was the first archivist for the daily news production Democracy Now. Graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Kara Van Malssen, Senior Consultant, Audiovisual Preservation Solutions
kvanmalssen@gmail.com
Digital asset management, metadata modeling and standards implementation, digital repository development, and disaster preparedness. Consultancies include Museum of Modern Art, NPR, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Trainer with ICCROM’s Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections (SOIMA) initiative (Brazil and India), and NYU’s Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program, in Ghana. Co-chair of AMIA International Outreach Committee. Kara holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University.

FOR YOU? IF YOU ARE
·       An intermediate or more advanced cataloger familiar with one
or more structural metadata standards and  with the concepts of
content standards and controlled vocabularies
·       Interested in using PBCore
·       Comfortable with XML coding

PBCORE BACKGROUND
PBCore is a metadata standard for audiovisual media, created for the
description of analog and digital objects to support exchange of
information. This workshop is an all-day follow-up to the PBCore 2.0
sessions at the AMIA 2010 Philadelphia conference. We will include
demonstrations of PBCore’s value in creating intellectual content,
rights, and technical metadata and detailed case studies. Among other
PBCore advantages is that its use is free to all and there are
database tools already in use including a variety of open source
software applications.

PBCore development (launched in 2005) was funded by the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting based on Dublin Core, for use with audiovisual
media and with the input of community members in a range of
institutions, including and well beyond broadcast. Version 2.0 was
released in early 2011 and the presenters will present the schema and
its uses in detail, from mandatory elements through newly added
attributes that allow users to support semantic web applications.
PBCore can either include or reference data from other schemas. It is
being used by large and small initiatives to support exchange of
metadata, from the American Archive Content Inventory Project to
Northeast Historic Film’s Council on Library and Information Resources
supported DACS/PBCore hidden collections projects.

AMIA Conference is November 15-19  
http://www.amiaconference.com/2011/program.htm

WORKSHOP MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Association of Moving Image Archivists, The Harry Ransom Center at
The University of Texas at Austin, AMIA Cataloging and Metadata
Committee, and Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives:
Building a New Research Environment, a program of the Council on
Library and Information Resources funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation with a grant to Northeast Historic Film for Moving Images
1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its
Period,
www.fairfilm.org

Oct
15

Home Movie DayDo you have reels of old film in your attic that you’ve never been able to watch? Footage that captures a family event, community gathering, sporting match, or performance way back when? If so, we invite you to bring them to Maine Home Movie Day at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Home Movie Day provides the opportunity to screen your 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm movies, get advice on their care and storage, and/or to just sit back and enjoy the films that others bring in.

While many folks have such gems on their shelves or in their closets, most don’t have a projector or the knowledge to handle and assess their films. The NHF Archivists will be present to conduct on-site inspections and screen the films.

 

Why Home Movie Day?
Home Movie Day events provide an opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience from their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why we care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.

The founders of HMD knew that many people have boxes full of family memories that they’ve never seen for lack of a projector, or out of fear that the films were too fragile to be viewed. They also knew that many people were having their amateur films transferred to videotape or DVD, with the mistaken idea that their new digital copies would last forever and the “obsolete” films could be discarded.    

HMD is now a worldwide celebration where people meet their local film archivists, find out about the archival advantages of film over video and digital media, and—most importantly—get to watch those old family films! Home Movie Day is a project of the Center for Home Movies.

Oct
15

This Home Movie Day will take place at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY. Home movies of the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 New York World’s Fairs are especially welcome.


 

Oct
2

Fryeburg Fair

Join NHF for our annual show in the Farm Museum at the Fryeburg Fair October 2-9, 2011. We show and sell titles from our Videos  of Life in New England collection throughout the fair. Come in, take a seat, and enjoy your fair treats while you watch moving images of historic New England.
 

Oct
1

Camden International Film Festival

Each year NHF participates in the Made in Maine showcase at CIFF. This year we will premiere a compilation from the collections in our vaults highlighting working waterfronts across Maine.  The screening will be at the Farnsworth Art Museum on Maine Street in Rockland, ME.

Now in its 7th year, CIFF has been recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals for documentary films and filmmakers. CIFF’s goal each year is to  highlight work that shows dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a great story. They select films because of their ability to start a discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change, and an outlet for the independent voice.

Sep
27

For special collections, historical society and archives managers and staff, lone arrangers, LIS students.  

--Are you responsible for analog and digital audiovisual collections?  --Do you want to create and share catalog records using common content standards? --Are you ready to explore PBCore? Find out more and register for this one-day workshop.

Aug
19

Join us for a free screening of In Our Wake: Maine's Maritime Heritage on Film as part of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous.

Aug
12

Join NHF for our third year at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 12-14, 2011 on the harbor in Rockland, Maine.

Aug
11

A Day at Windy Ledge, Walter Woodmand Wright CollectionJoin us as we continue our Silver Anniversary Screening Series with Harvesting Maine: A Land Use Sampler.  This piece is a compilation of moving image clips from the NHF vaults.  We will take a trip back through the past 80 years for a glimpse of how the land in Maine has been used.  Farms, forests, and th water are intertwined in their impact on how the land has changed across the state.

The screening begins at 7pm at the Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine and is free and open to the public.