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Audiovisual documentation generated at the Orphan Film Symposium, as well as films and videos screened at these events. The most recent event was the 12th Orphan Film Symposium on the theme of Water, Climate, and Migration, which went from the planned conference at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam to a coronoavirus-era "Orphans Online," hosted by NYU Cinema Studies, May 26-29, 2020. 



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by American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.
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Stage star Anna Held (1872-1918) riffs on her once-famous scene from the comedy Papa's Wife (1899-1901) featuring a naif getting tipsy on her first champagne.  Anna Held is the title; copyright number H16386, Apr. 12, 1902. Date of production: May 24, 1901.  Filmed in 68mm by Frederick S. Armitage. AM&B's Picture Catalogue  of 1902 pitched it as "A stunning picture of the well-known actress in the drinking scene which made such a hit in Papa's Wife.  The figure is shown in bust...
Topics: Paper Print Collection, Library of Congress, American Mutoscope and Biograph, Anna Held, mutoscope,...
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Audio recordings of presentations at the 7th Orphan Film Symposium, Moving Pictures Around the World, New York University, held at the SVA Theatre, New York, April 7-10, 2010. Presented by NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Dept. of Cinema Studies, and its Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.        Wednesday, April 7     8:00 pm Orphan film ist. George Willeman (Library of Congress) and Bill Morrison silent excerpts from             the John Maddox Collection, Ed...
Topics: orphan film symposium, orphan films, NYU Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts
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by American Mutoscope Company
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From the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.  LOC's MOV (1440 x 1080) derived from its 2k scan (2020) of its 16mm print (1955) made from one of the two 35mm paper rolls the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. deposited for copyright (1903) using the 35mm film copy (1903) made from the original 68mm film print of  The Haverstraw Tunnel   (September 1897), made from a 68mm negative exposed in September 1897. 
Topics: Mutoscope, Biograph, Haverstraw Tunnel
Orphan Film Symposium
by Megan Prelinger et al.
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Liner notes from the DVD Orphans in Space: Forgotten Films from the Final Frontier (2012)  Beyond the Moon  (R. E. Barnes, ca. 1960-62) 11 min., color, silent Source: Prelinger Archives   After a stint in the U.S. Navy, Robert Earl Barnes (1931-2009) spent most of his career at television station WKEF in Dayton, Ohio, where he was a satellite coordinator. He was also a prolific amateur filmmaker, often working in science fiction and horror genres.             For  Beyond the...
Topic: orphan films
Orphan Film Symposium
by Vitagraph - Edison
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The Cavalier's Dream © Thomas A. Edison, Dec. 16, 1898 This MPEG file derived from the Library of Congress JPEG 2000 file, from a 2K scan of a 16mm print made by photographing the 35mm paper print, derived from a 35mm original. Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Library of Congress project (1950s and 60s) to convert the Paper Print Collection of copyright deposits into celluloid film negatives and positive prints. The Library of Congress scanned its 16mm film in 2017....
Topics: Thomas A. Edison, Library of Congress, Paper Print Collection, dreams, stop-action cinematography,...
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by Ackerman, C. Fred (aka Raymond Ackerman)
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American Mutoscope and Biograph production logs indicate the footage was shot January 14, 1900 by C. Fred Ackerman.   C. Fred Ackerman, "Li Hung Chang Interviewed,"  Frank Leslie's Weekly,  February 9, 1901. Ackerman dates the article as November 19, 1900, but does not say when the interview occurred. But he writes that the interview took place on the day the AM&B recording was shot, showing Li looking at the mutoscope pictures of himself in New York in 1896.  Niver lists...
Topics: Li Hung Chang, mutoscopes, American Mutoscope and Biograph Co., Li Hongzhang
Orphan Film Symposium
by Amateur Cinema League
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Two joined pieces of 16mm leader from the Amateur Cinema League, designs dating from about 1931. The first superimposes text over a spinning globe, the opening screen reading "Member Amateur Cinema League," which then dissolves to reveal text "The world wide organization of amateur movie makers."  The second features the ACL logo with animated spiraling patterns.  Duration: 25 seconds Dimensions: 1920 × 1080 This video file taken from a 2k scan of the original 16mm...
Topics: ACL, Amateur Cinema League
Orphan Film Symposium
by Max Fleischer, Bray Studios
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Comparison of two copies of the Max Fleischer film If We Lived on the Moon (1920). On the left, the Fleischer Studio's YouTube channel (posted 2020); on the right, the channel "audiovisual metaphors" (2018). 
Topics: orphan film, Bray Pictograph, animation
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28 Joseph Slade (Ohio University) Stag Film, Audiences, and Strictly Union (1919) Film Transfer Courtesy of Pro8mm
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Joseph Slade
Orphan Film Symposium
by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
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Photographing a Female Crook Produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. U.S. copyright registration number: H41754, Feb. 2, 1904 Camera: A. E. Weed Location: Biograph studio, New York City Photographed: Jan. 13, 1904  Length: 24 feet  Library of Congress shelf number: FLA4334 (16mm print); FRA1480 (16mm neg.) "The first scene takes place in a photographer's studio in a police station. Two policemen struggle to get a woman seated on a stool in front of a photographer's sign. The...
Topics: Paper Print Collection, American Mutoscope and Biograph, camera movement, early cinema, cinema of...
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by Amateur Cinema League, Inc.
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This Amateur Cinema League leader appears at the beginning of the home movie by Gertrude and Philip Medicus entitled Little Journeys to Niagara Falls and Canada, August 1931 . From the Prelinger Archives.  Running time 50 seconds. This leader is taken from the file found here: https://archive.org/details/0344_HM_Medicus_Collection_Little_Journeys_to_Niagara_Falls_and_Cana
Topic: Amateur Cinema League
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by Orphan Film Symposium
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12-page program booklet for the 6th Orphan Film Symposium, The State, New York University, Cantor Film Center, March 26-29, 2006.  Wednesday, March 26 Welcome to the Orphan Film Symposium, Dan Streible (NYU) Orphans 6 trailer  by  Bill Morrison  (NYC)   Anywhere . . . A Tribute to Artist-Activist Helen Hill ·   "What is an orphan film?" Interview outtake of HH from  Orphan Ist.  (2006, Lauren Heath, Erin Curtis, Mike Johns) ·   Madame Winger Makes a Film: A Survival Guide...
Topics: orphan film symposium, NYU Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, MIAP Program, University of...
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Audio recordings of presentations at the 6th Orphan Film Symposium, The State, at New York University, March 26-29, 2008 119 MP3 files.  Wednesday, March 26 Welcome to the Orphan Film Symposium,   Dan Streible   (NYU) Orphans 6 trailer  by  Bill Morrison  (NYC)   Anywhere . . . A Tribute to Artist-Activist Helen Hill ·    "What is an orphan film?"  Interview outtake of HH from  Orphan Ist.  (2006, Lauren Heath, Erin Curtis, Mike Johns) ·    Madame Winger Makes a Film:...
Topics: orphan film symposium, NYU Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, MIAP Program, University of...
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Gustav Deutsch discusses his film "FILM IST. a girl & a gun" (2009) which was shown at the Symposium and his inspirations that he and his partner drew from in order to make this found-footage film.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, filmmaker, archiving, "Film ist. a girl & a gun", 2009,...
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Thursday, 4:30 pm The Subject Is Sex Barbara Miller (MoMI) The Variety Photo Plays Theater Collection of Posters for X-rated Movies, 1965-1983 Michael Loebenstein (Austrian Filmmuseum) Risque Super 8s and Amateur Scopophilia Oliver Gaycken (U of Maryland) & Sarah Eilers (National Library of Medicine) Love Doctors and Medical Media: Training Films for Physicians and Psychologists Providing Counseling for Sexual Dysfunction Danielle Ash (Helen Hill Award 2010) premieres Love in Dimension 150...
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Saturday, 8:00 pm  Last Loves . . .  and a Wow Finish Frank Roumen (EYE Netherlands Filmmuseum) Buona Sera, Fiori! (Italy, 1909) Jeff Lambert (National Film Preservation Foundation) with the newly preserved Cupid in Quarantine (1918)  Carolina Cappa (Museo del Cine) Domingo Filippini’s Galería Cinematográfica Infantil  (Argentina, ca. 1927)   Katy Martin (filmmaker) Daffodils (1977), a love poem Sarah Keller (UMass Boston) & Barbara Hammer (filmmaker) Super 8 projection of...
Topic: Orphan Film Symposium
From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 27 Marsha Gordon (North Carolina State University) and Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA) On Felicia (Alan Gorg, Bob Dickson, and Trevor Greenwood, 1965)
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Marsha Gordon, Allyson Nadia Field
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by unknown
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A 35mm film compilation reel of unidentified silent film fragments. Black and white. Eight pieces on a reel housed at the Library of Congress, catalogued as  unid. Atkinson no. 41,  from the AFI/Atkinson (Dennis) Collection.  Dates range from 189?-190? Scanned at 2k by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper, VA, August 2017.  35mm positive safety print, preserved from 35mm nitrate positive.  Frame registration errors printed into the first copy. Frame...
Topics: Library of Congress, AFI/Atkinson (Dennis) Collection, unidentified films, boxing, trains,...
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28 Nadia Ghasedi (Washington University) Eyes on the Prize, Henry Hampton Collection
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Nadia Ghasedi
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Thomas Elsaesser's keynote address -- "The Poetics of Obsolescence" -- at the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, March 30, 2014, at Eye Filmmuseum Netherlands. 32 minutes.   (c) Thomas Elsaesser. 
Topics: orphan film symposium, obsolescence
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by Long Xi Vlessing
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trailer by Long Xi Vlessing for the 2022 Orphan Film Symposium, Counter-Archives
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Thursday, April 12, 8:00 pm  The Helen Hill Award Bill Brand (BB Optics) Helen Hill’s Super 8 home movies of New Orleans (ca. 2001-2005) Susan Courtney (U of South Carolina) Helen Hill Award presented to filmmaker Nazlı Dinçel An all-16mm program of Her Silent Seaming (2014), Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6) (2015), Inability (2016), & Between Relating and Use (2018) Jeanne Liotta (UC Boulder / Bard College / Helen Hill Awardee) moderator
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12-page booklet for the fifth Orphan Film Symposium, March 22-25, 2006.  The theme of "Orphans 5" was Science, Industry, and Education.  University of South Carolina Film Studies Program Columbia, SC Booklet designed by Stephanie Nace. 
Topics: orphan film symposium, orphan films, science, industry, education, University of South Carolina
Orphan Film Symposium
by Dylan Lorenz, Eddie Collton
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Trailer 3 of 3 for Orphans X  ( Dylan Lorenz,   Eddie Colloton,  2016) color, sd.  1:00 Apple ProRes 422, 1920 x 1080, MOV Trailers for the 10th Orphan Film Symposium: Sound, co-hosted by New York University Cinema Studies and the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, April 6-9, 2016, Culpeper, Virginia, US
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, orphan film, New York University, Library of Congress
Orphan Film Symposium
by Lee Dick, Inc.
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A 35mm film made in 1940 by Lee Dick, Inc., for the Tri-State Survey Committee. Direction: Lee Dick and Sheldon Dick. Commentary and photography: Sheldon Dick. Narration: Storrs Haynes, Will Geer, Eric Walz, Robert Porterfield. Music: Fred Stewart. Editing and Montage: Jules V.D. Bucher. Assoc. Editor: Edward Anhalt Released by Garrison Films in 35mm and 16mm. Copyright not registered.  Based on the published findings of the Tri-State Survey Committee, this aesthetically ambitious labor...
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Lee Dick, Sheldon Dick, silicosis, Tri-State Survey Committee
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by Orphan Film Symposium
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Audio of Dan Streible, "A New Look at an Old Sneeze: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)," presentation at the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, Obsolescence, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Mar. 31, 2014.  Live accompaniment by Stephen Horne. 27 min.
Topics: Fred Ott, Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze
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by Mogull family?
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Silent, b/w. Excerpts from Home movie: 010121_001: 1930s Bronx family summer camp drama and sports. Mogull Bros. Collection, Prelinger Archives. https://archive.org/details/010121-001.  The Chester movie theater seen next to the family business. The marquee for Jeanne Eagels in The Letter  indicates the 16mm film was shot in 1929. The Mogull's business included a long-lived film distributorship. 
Topics: orphan film, home movies, Mogull Bros., The Bronx
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GBC Audiovisual Library Fire (1989/2009) video, sound, color, 8 min. The national television network, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), lost a considerable amount of its audio-visual material when fire broke out in its audio-visual library. In many cases, these destroyed materials were the only existing copies. This video contains footage from GBC's television report of the fire, followed by eery footage of the abandoned building 20 years after the event. Footage shot and edited by the...
Topics: Ghana fire, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Dan Streible talks about the theme of "Love" and Jennifer Peterson's keynote talk "Love, Loss, and Climate Change: Watching the Historical Nature Film Today"
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by Dan Streible
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Recorded June 29, 2019.  Demonstration of 35mm projection at Xiamen University's Film Archive Studies Center. Print from the Military Collection, a reel from Wong Kar-wai's  Dung che sai duk /   Ashes of Time Redux (1994/2008).  1920 × 1080 MOV, h.264, 40 seconds
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by Dan Streible
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A 2020 comparison of two copies of  Empire State Express (no. 1), filmed by G. W. Bitzer for W. K. L. Dickson of the American Mutoscope Company, September [20-25], 1896, in Palatine, New York. Shot on the company's unique 68mm film stock.   At left, from the Library of Congress: a digitized copy of the 16mm print (28 feet in length), created by rephotographing one of two 35mm paper print rolls (40 feet) deposited for copyright by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, July 25, 1902. ...
Topics: Empire State Express, railroad, trains, mutoscope, biograph, Paul Spehr, Compendium of Early Cinema
From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28 Andy Uhrich (Indiana University) The Film Group of Chicago: Advertising Films and Verité Documentary
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Albert Steg discusses how he was introduced into archiving and why he pursued a more active role in this domain.
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Audio recordings of Day 2 of the 10th Orphan Film Symposium, New York University and the Library of Congress.  Orphans X: Sound,  Packard Theater, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress, Culpeper, Virginia, April 6-9, 2016.   April 8, 2016 Synchronizations and Approximations Julie Hubbert (U of South Carolina) introduces Walter Damrosch and the N. Y. Symphony Orchestra in France (Fox News outtakes, 1920) USC MIRC Walter Damrosch Visits Schenectady and Sees Picture of...
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by American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.; restoration by BFI National Archive
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American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, shot and projected on 68mm film stock. b/w, silent, 1 min.  This MP4 proxy file is from the BFI National Archive sales division. The 68mm element was scanned at 4K (or 8k), though this down-scaled digital copy (at a bit rate of only 1.5 Mbps) of course does not capture the film's visual impact. But this is the first web posting of the BFI version.  The Library of Congress has a lower-resolution copy made from its Paper Print Collection: a 1903...
Topics: American Mutoscope and Biograph, Haverstraw Tunnel, Haverstraw New York
Heddi Vaughan Siebel (media artist) Anthony Fiala's Arctic Expedition Films, 1901-1905 + A Dash For the North Pole (Charles Urban, 1909) From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image, September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 27.
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Heddi Vaughan Siebel
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Friday, 11:20 am Technophilia John Froats (collector) Computer Rendering on 16mm at Bell Labs: Patterns (A. Michael Noll, 1964-65) Candace Ming (South Side Home Movie Project) & Jacqueline Stewart (U of Chicago) Robert Patton Filmed Helicopters, 1969-1970s Kathleen Maguire (The Exploratorium) Ivan Dryer’s Laserium and Laserimage (1972), premiere of 16mm preservation print Simon Tarr & Evan Meaney (U of South Carolina) VRchive: Finding Archival Moving Images with Tactile Technology...
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Saturday, April 14, 2012 Part 3 Museum of the Moving Image Intentions, Accidents, Ethics: Making "Lost Films" Accessible Mona Jimenez (NYU Audiovisual Preservation Exchange) - Ghana-U.S. Partnerships Manthia Diawara (NYU) and Louis Massiah (Swarthmore College; Scribe Video Center) - on finding "Hamile: The Tongo Hamlet" (1964, Ghana Film Industry Corporation) and "The Burial of Dr. Du Bois" (1963, Ghanafilm) On Newsfilm...
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Dwight Swanson talks briefly about Home Movie Day (how it started and how it expanded) and why in general home movies are important, especially in terms of culture.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, center for home movies, archiving
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by Dan Streible
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Mashup of "Pennsylvania Looks Ahead" (1940) + Muybridge's ANIMAL LOCOMOTION (1887) plates for ostrich and cockatoo.
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Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) William Mishkin and The Orgy at Lil's Place (1963) From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28.
Topics: Orphan FIlm Symposium, Indiana University, Eric Schaefer
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by Jim Bittle and Russell Sheaffer for the Orphan Film Symposium
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The 4th of 4 trailers by Jim Bittl and Russell Sheaffer (NYU Cinema Studies) for the 7th Orphan Film Symposium. Created for the NYU course Curating Moving Images. Screened at the symposium April 7-10, 2010.  Footage from John Wayne industry promotional; Helen Hill's Scratch and Crow (1994); Jodie Mack's A Joy (2005) and Yard Work Is Hard Work (2008); and Danielle Ash's Pickles for Nickels  (2010).   
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shot at the museum. Captured as MTS video file. Converted to MP4 and MOV (H.264 codec).
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28 Q&A Off the Rails: Hell Bound Train
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 27 Q&A Working for a Living
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Thursday, April 12, 2012 Part 6 Museum of the Moving Image Poetic Persuasion: What happens if you eat watermelon seeds? Jo Dery with Ivria Dubs (NYU Cinema Studies) Jeanne Liotta with Adrienne Henry (NYU Cinema Studies) Amy Sloper (Harvard Film Archive) - "The Florestine Collection" (2011) a film by Helen Hill, completed by Paul Gailiunas
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Museum of the Moving Image SENSATION | TRANSFORMATION | PERSUASION • Carl Goodman (Museum of the Moving Image, Executive Director) Greetings • Dan Streible (NYU) on "Transformations" (Ralph Sargent/IBM, 1968) • Benedict Salazar Olgado (NYU MIAP) introduces • Anke Mebold (Deutsches Filminstitut) and Tom Gunning (U of Chicago) on the new DIF restoration of "Die Hochbahnkatastrophe" [The Elevated...
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Jodie Mack speaks about how she first got involved with Orphans, about her work in general, and the collaborative DIY Spirit Tour she did withe fellow filmmaker Danielle Ash on the East coast.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, filmmaker, experimental animation, archiving, DIY Spirit Tour
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Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Friday, April 13, 2012 Part 1 Museum of the Moving Image Campaign Films and TV Spots David Schwartz - on the Living Room Candidate Charles Musser (Yale U) - Three Stories of '48: The Truman Story (Universal), The Dewey Story (March of Time, RNC), and A People's Convention (Union Films) . . . and an Advocacy Campaign Film Larry A. Jones (the Arc of Washington) Children Limited (1951, Children's Benevolent League) Faye Ginsburg (NYU Council for the Study of...
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 27 Natasha Ritsma (Kenyon College) History of the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 28 Ken Eisenstein (Bucknell University) A Dream (ca. 1974) from Hollis Frampton's Unfinished Magellan Cycle
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Meg Labrum talks about the indigenous part of their collection at the National Film & Sound Archive, Australia, the difficulties at large dealing with such material and she compares the American way of archiving to the Australian.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, NFSA, archiving, indigenous collection, difficulties, economy, Australia
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Panel: ITINERANTS OF THE 1930s AND 40s • Gregory A. Waller (Indiana University) Movies on the Road: Robert Southard and Traveling Film Exhibition, 1933-1949 • Dwight Swanson (Midwest Media Archives Alliance) and Caroline Frick (University of Texas at Austin) "See Yourself on the Screen": Local Stars, Itinerant Films, and Complicating Film History (or, The Search for Melton Barker) • Karen Glynn (Duke University) and Russ Suniewick (Colorlab) H. Lee Waters' Movies of Local...
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Wednesday, April 14, 2012 at Museum of the Moving Image A production of New York University, tisch, cinema studies, map Unedited video footage of the event Originally shot by Canon VIXIA HF R20, captured as MTS files, and converted to MP4 files
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Jacqueline Stewart talks about race movies (what they are and a bit about their history), and how this genre fits in with the broader concept of Orphan Film Symposium.
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Rick Prelinger and Howard Besser interviewed at the 5th Orphan Film Symposium, March 24, 2006. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.  "What's an orphan film?" "What is the Orphan Film Symposium?"  Video recorded by Erin Curtis and Lauren Heath.  Sound levels boosted for better legibility than in this 2010 version:  https://archive.org/details/OrphanFilmSymposiumFiles/Orphans_5/RickPrelingerAndHowardBesserInterview.mov 
Topics: orphan film, Orphan Film Symposium, Rick Prelinger, Howard Besser
From the Orphan Film Symposium entitled  Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. Presented by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies.  Recorded at the IU Cinema, September 27 Donald Crafton (University of Notre Dame) and Andrew Beckman (Studebaker National Museum) Partnership of Faith (1949, Studebaker Corp.)
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Donald Crafton, Andrew Beckman
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by Biograph Co.
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Never Again  (1910) Biograph Co. released as a split-reel comedy MOV file (720 x 480; H.264  codec) derived from a scan of a 16mm film print at New York University's Film Study Center. 
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Thursday, April 12, 2012 (Part 1) Museum of the Moving Image WELCOME TO APC BUILDING 13 • David Schwartz (MMI, Chief Curator) and Richard Allen (NYU Cinemat Studies) Opening remarks • Dan Streible (NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation) Made to Persuade: The Moving Pictures in Our Heads • Barbara Miller (MMI, Collection Curator) The U.S. Army's Movie Studio in Astoria OTHER ORPHANS: BASTARDS, FUGITIVES, and TEST-TUBE BABIES • Anna...
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Snowden Becker discusses in depth the home movie "Think Of Me First As a Person" shot by Dwight Core, Sr. over a period of time (60's and 70's), where he documents his family and especially his son who has Down Syndrome.
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David Bagnall edited this trailer for the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, presented by NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Cinema Studies, at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, March 30 - April 2, 2014. 
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Andrew Lampert talks about how he first became aware of the Orphan Film Symposium, why he has been actively involved since, and why films made by individuals as personal testimonies are important.
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8th Orphan Film Symposium: Made To Persuade Friday, April 13, 2012 Part 3 Museum of the Moving Image In a Family Way Irene Lusztig (UC Santa Cruz) - The Motherhood Archives: Maternal Education Films Jennifer Horne (UC Santa Cruz) - Welcome to the Nanny State: Carlyle Ellis and the U.S. Children's Bureau, 1919-1926 Andrew Simpson (Catholic U) accompanies "The Best-Fed Baby" (1925) Crystal Sanchez (NYU MIAP) moderator Community Youth Filmmaking Elena Rossi-Snook (NYPL Reserve Film and...
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8th Orphan film Symposium: Made To Persuade Saturday, April 14, 2012 Part 4 Museum of the Moving Image Behavior Modification Lite Nico de Klerk - "The Hands of a Stranger" (Richard Heffron/USIA, 1966) Russ Suniewick (Colorlab) - Remembering Alan Stark: ["Film Technology. Alan Memorial. Screen Tests. Mumps"] (Ralph Sargent, 2011) Rob Martens & Walter Forsberg - present Auroratone: "When the Organ Played 'O Promise Me'" (Cecil Stokes, 194?) with Bing Crosby....
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Ishumael Zinyengere talks about the Orphan Film Symposium and about the importance of partnerships and collaborations between all archives.
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Stephen Parr discusses the modern-day growing need for preservation and the concept of research in terms of archives and information.
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William T. Murphy (National Archives and Records Administration)  “The Unhappy State of American Newsreel Preservation” Edited transcript of presentation at Orphans of the Storm: Saving “Orphan Films” in the Digital Age, An Orphan Film Symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September 24, 1999.
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Opening remarks at the 11th Orphan Film Symposium, April 12, 2018, at Museum of the Moving Image. 
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The opening session of the 11th Orphan Film Symposium held at the Museum of the Moving Image in 2018.
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Friday, 8:00 pm  Hate and Love in Silent Cinema Dino Everett (USC Hefner Moving Image Archive) & Allyson Nadia Field (U of Chicago) The Premiere of the Rediscovered Something Good — Negro Kiss (Selig, 1898) Chen (Mo) Biqiang (China Film Archive) & Zhang Zhen (NYU Asian Film and Media Initiative) U.S. premiere of the restoration of Laogong zhi aiqing (Laborer’s Love, 1922) the earliest surviving Chinese film Andrés Levinson & Paula Félix Didier (Museo del Cine) Premiere of the...
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Thursday, 11:20 am An Amateur League of Nations: A Database  Charles Tepperman (U of Calgary) A Soldier’s Story (Čeněk Zahradníček & Vladimír Šmejkal, 1934) and the 1938 International Amateur Movie Show Alexander Stark (Philipps U, Marburg) “Help Us Help!”: German Postwar Charity Films by Elisabeth Wilms. Schaffende in Not (Working People in Trouble, 1948) Eva Näripea (National Archives of Estonia) Forbidden[?] Love Behind the Iron Curtain: Peeter Tooming’s [?]...
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A recording of Kathy Dudding giving her presentation "Tracing the Flaneuse: New Zealand/Aotearoa," April 9, 2010, at the 7th Orphan Film Symposium. The context of this presentation -- the panel "Women Amateur Filmmakers Travel" -- is documented here: http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/orphans7/friday.php Shortly after giving this presentation, Kathy Dudding returned from New York to her home in New Zealand, at which time she discovered she had cancer. She passed away 4 months...
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Shiyang Jiang (Xiamen University) translates the Archivist's Code of Ethics (2019) Recorded June 29, 2019, at Xiamen University's Film Archive Studies Center. Prof. Ray Jiing's "Archivist's Code of Ethics" on display in Chinese concludes with a paragraph about the English terms "orphan films" and "public domain." Shiyang Jiang translates for the visiting guests.  
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Megan Prelinger narrates this film of unknown provenance, derived largely from the German Kulturfilm of 1925,  Wunder der Schöpfung.  Soundtrack (2011) by Agatha Kasprzyk and Rafaël Leloup. For the DVD Orphans in Space: Forgotten Films from the Final Frontier (2012). 
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Remarks at the opening reception for the symposium Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image , September 26-28, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington. The event was hosted by IU Libraries Film Archive and Indiana University Cinema with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Cinema Studies. Recorded at the IU Auditorium, September 26. Speakers: • Jon Vickers , Director of IU Cinema; • Brenda L. Johnson , Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries; • Michael A. McRobbie , President...
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