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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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Orphan Film Symposium
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
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 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
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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 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,...
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 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. 
Topic: comedy
Orphan Film Symposium
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
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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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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Orphan Film Symposium
by Linh Vu
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A trailer announcing the NYU Orphan Film Symposium, scheduled for May 23-26, 2020, at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Theme: Water, Climate, and Migration.  http://wp.nyu.edu/orphanfilm   Video created March 2020 by Linh Vu (NYU Cinema Studies master's degree student). 
Topics: orphan film symposium, orphan films, water, climate, migration, NYU, found footage, trailer, Eye...
Orphan Film Symposium
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
Orphan Film Symposium
by Megan Prelinger et al.
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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). 
Topic: orphan film
Orphan Film Symposium
by Dan Streible, George Debels
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This diptych video is a low-resolution capture of two movie clips available via EYE's Film in the Netherlands website, filminnederland.nl . It was created for Dan Streible's opening presentation at the 9th Orphan Film Symposium, at EYE, Amsterdam, March 31, 2014.  This Internet Archive access copy was created to illustrate the April 4, 2014, blog posting here: http://orphanfilmsymposium.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-morning-after.html QuickTime movie, 1290 × 498 pixels; H.264 codec. silent...
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Orphan Film Symposium
by Orphan Film Project
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Booklet accompanying the DVD Made to Persuade: Films from the 8th Orphan Film Symposium (NYU Orphan Film Project, 2012), produced by Rufus de Rham, Marie Lascu, Crystal Sanchez and Dan Streible. Compilation of ten archival films, seven commissioned works, and three films by Helen Hill Award recipients. Originally issued as a limited-edition DVD on occasion of the 8th Orphan Film Symposium, April 11-14, 2012, at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York. Booklet:  20 pages: col. ill.; 4.75...
Topics: orphan films, orphan film symposium, Helen Hill Award, persuasion, Museum of the Moving Image
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by Orphan Film Symposium
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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...
Topics: orphan films, sound, Library of Congress, audio preservation, Radio Preservation Task Force, film...
Orphan Film Symposium
by Bill Brand, Julia Nicoll, and Colorlab
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Homage to H. Lee Waters  (2004) is footage shot by Bill Brand and Julia Nicoll at the 2004 Orphan Film Symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia.  16mm film produced by Russ Suniewick and Colorlab.  Filmed in black-and-white with a vintage model Cine Kodak. Shot March 24-25, 2004, and projected in 16mm for its premiere March 27, 2004.   This is a low-resolution (320 x 240 pixels) file created for web streaming in 2004.  Higher resolution copy available on the DVD, Orphans 7: A...
Topics: orphan film symposium, orphan films, H. Lee Waters, Bill Brand, Colorlab, Julia Nicoll, Russ...
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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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Orphan Film Symposium
by Orphan Film Project
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Booklet (40 pages, color) for the two-DVD set Orphans in Space: Forgotten Films from the Final Frontier  (NYU Orphan Film Project, 2012).  Produced and edited by Walter Forsberg, Alice Moscosco, Dan Streible, and Jonah Volk. Booklet design by Kramer O'Neill .  
Topics: orphan films, Orphan Film Symposium
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Friday, April 13, 9:30 am The Languages of Home Movies Dwight Swanson (Center for Home Movies) Introductions: Fee (Germany, 1929) Rob Anen (Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island) The 35mm Home Movies of John S. Phipps, 1916-1930 Louisa Trott (U of Tennessee) Picturing Himself: Walther Barth in Walther Barth’s Home Movies, including 16mm films from the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, newly scanned by NYU MIAP students and BB Optics Matt Malzkuhn (Gallaudet U) & Ted Supalla...
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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 S Torriano Berry (Howard University) Reconstructing the Eloyce Gist Film Collection Fragments at the Library of Congress: Hell Bound Train (1929-30) and Verdict Not Guilty...
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, S. Torriano Berry
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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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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...
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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 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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A 35mm film compilation reel of unidentified silent film fragments. Black and white. Eight pieces on a reel housed at the Library of Congress, cataloged as  unid. Atkinson no. 41,  from the AFI/Atkinson (Dennis) Collection.  Dates 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 rate unknown....
Topics: Library of Congress, AFI/Atkinson (Dennis) Collection, unidentified films, boxing, trains,...
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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
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Friday, 4:20 pm Cameraman, Camerawoman Marsha Gordon (North Carolina State U) & Buckey Grimm (independent researcher)  Camerawoman Angela Murray Gibson Films Herself into History, 1921-1925: That Ice Ticket (1921), premiere of 16mm preservation print from the State Historical Society of North Dakota, NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund, and Kino-Lorber Mila Turajlic (filmmaker, Belgrade) Tito’s Cameraman: Stevan Labudović (1926-2017), Yugoslav Newsreels, and the Non-Aligned Movement...
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Saturday, 4:30 pm  A Tribute to Stephen Parr and His Oddball Films Programmed by Skip Elsheimer, Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Jeff Lambert, Andrew Lampert, Regina Longo, & Greg Pierce, with special guest John Coon Oddball (Joshua Moore, 2017) Giving an Enema (US Navy, 1944) Blackie the Wonder Horse Swims the Golden Gate (1938) Candy Girl (197?) I Reminisce (Veronica Majano, 2004) The Lovetime of Scorpions (Ergys Faja & Bertrand Shijaku, 2003) Living in a Reversed World (Austrian Ministry...
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by David Pierce
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David Pierce, "Legal Limbo: How American Copyright Law Makes Orphan Films." recorded at Orphans of the Storm II: Documenting the 20th Century Thursday, March 29, 2001 University of South Carolina
Topics: copyright, orphan films
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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
Topics: orphan films, 35mm
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Saturday, April 14, 9:30 am  Something Good  Allyson Nadia Field (U of Chicago) & Dino Everett (U of Southern California) Black Intimacy in Early Cinema: Another Look at Something Good — Negro Kiss (1898) Terri Francis (Indiana U Black Film Center/Archive), Charlene Regester (UNC), & Lina Accurso (Alice B. Russell Micheaux Headstone Project) Looking for Alice: Love as Film Studies Methodology Ina Archer (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) “Someone...
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Orphans X, the 10th Orphan Film Symposium: Sound. NYU Cinema Studies and Library of Congress. Recorded at Packard Theater, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper, Virginia, April 9, 2016. Session: Achtung Argentina!   Nico de Klerk, Joachim Schätz, & Katalin Teller (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna) Colin Ross “mit ohne Sound”: Travel Lecture Films, including Achtung Australien! Achtung Asien! Das Doppelkontinent Des Ostens [The Twin Continents...
Topics: orphan films, Germany, Argentina, travelogues, Museo del Cine, Boltzmann Institute, Library of...
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Saturday, 1:30 pm Seeing the World  Lindsay Zarwell (US Holocaust Memorial Museum) Robert Gessner Films the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East, 1934   Liz Czach (U of Alberta) “The Girls,” Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield: Trailblazers of Travel Lecture Filmmaking, 1959-1979 [with special guest Lisa Chickering) Ting-Wu Cho (NYU) Screen Representations of Taiwanese Aborigines: Wild Men of Formosa — outtakes (US, Fox, 1921), Formosa Aborigines — outtakes (Fox...
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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 Carolyn Faber (Karemquin Films) The Interrupters (2011) and Other Selections from Kartemquin
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by NYU Orphan Film Project
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Sleeve for the DVD Orphans 7: A Collection of Orphan Films (NYU Orphan Film Project, 2010), produced by Stefan Elnabli, Walter Forsberg, and Jonah Volk; exec. prods. Alice Moscoso and Dan Streible. 10.75 x 7.5 in. Designed by Alyssa Diaz.
Topics: orphan films, Orphan Film Symposium, Alyssa Diaz, Walter Forsberg, Stefan Elnabli, Jonah Volk,...
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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 Skip Elsheimer (AV Geeks) Educational Films
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Last reel of a 3-reel sponsored film the NYU alumni association hired Willard Van Dyke to direct. Produced in 1952, and in circulation by 1953. This 35mm reel comes from the Prelinger Collection at the Library of Congress. The Prelinger Archives records the reel came from the International Film Bureau, a nontheatrical distributor.  April 29, 2019, the LOC catalog created a record for New York University , which notes that David Meeker's Jazz on the Screen: A Jazz and Blues Filmography (2018)...
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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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An unidentified silent film (or fragment of a longer work).  22 seconds.  The third of eight pieces on a compilation reel 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....
Topics: unidentified film, orphan film, trains
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 Mona Jimenez (NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program) Free Floating TV: Custom Video Instruments of the 1970s
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Mona Jimenez
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 Greg Wilsbacher (University of South Carolina) Indiana University Graduation (Fox Movietone News, 1929)
Topics: Orphan Film Symposium, Indiana University, Greg Wilsbacher
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by Dan Streible (using film created by AMB)
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Simultaneous playback of the BFI National Archive restoration of The Haverstraw Tunnel  (taken from a 68mm print of 1897) and the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection version of the same film (taken from a 16mm print), copyrighted in 1903 as Haverstraw Tunnel . 
Topics: Haverstraw Tunnel, American Mutoscope and Biograph
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A 400' reel of 16mm amateur film footage. The original can in which it was stored had handwritten notes "Zoo" and "freak show."  Color and black-and-white. Shot ca. 1946-47.  Opening shots from Philadelphia; then scenes of New York City.   Zoo, Central Park;  Ringling  Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus sideshow with  Alex Linton, sword swallower;  Freda Pushnik, Armless and Legless Girl; Rasmus Neilsen, Tattooed Strong Man; Koriana, Snake Trainer; Jubilee...
Topics: circus, Ringling Bros., Doll Family, zoo
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Mark Miller, "'Come to North Dakota!'  Community-Sponsored Motion Pictures, 1916-1920," Orphans of the Storm: Saving 'Orphan Films' in the Digital Age, an orphan film symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia, September 25, 1999.  25 min. Introduction by Stephen Parr (Oddball Film + Video, San Francisco) MP3 derived from 1/4" magnetic audio cassette. 
Topics: orphan films, North Dakota, local films, Frithjof Holmboe, tractors
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Nico de Klerk speaks about his understanding of definition of orphan films, touched upon what is filmmaking history in general and about the old Pan-Am film reel he was showing during the Symposium.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, Netherlands Film Institute, archiving, filmmaking history, Pan-Am old...
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by Lan Linh Nguyen Hoai and Soojin Park
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A trailer announcing the NYU Orphan Film Symposium, scheduled for May 23-26, 2020, at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Theme: Water, Climate, and Migration.  http://wp.nyu.edu/orphanfilm  Video created March 2020 by Lan Linh Nguyen Hoai and Soojin Park (NYU master's degree students in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program). 
Topics: orphan film symposium, orphan films, water, climate, migration, NYU, Amsterdam, found footage,...
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by Russell Sheaffer and Jim Bittl for the NYU Orphan Film Symposium
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Jonas Mekas introduces a screening of Anthology Film Archives restored print of The Cry of Jazz  (1959) at the 7th Orphan Film Symposium, April 9, 2010. 
Topics: Jonas Mekas, orphan films, Orphan Film Symposium, Ed Bland, Anthology Film Archives, THE CRY OF...
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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...
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Peggy Ahwesh talks about working with found footage in her films and about how she views archiving as an artist.
Topics: orphan, film, symposium, 7, artist, filmmaker, archiving, destroying the original, repurposing,...
Orphan Film Symposium
by Eddie Colloton, Dylan Lorenz,
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Trailer 2 of 3 for Orphans X  (Eddie Colloton,  Dylan Lorenz,   2016) color, sd.  :15  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, sound
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by David Bagnall for the Orphan Film Symposium
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Trailer / teaser for Orphans 2017 / Orphelins de Paris : Tests, essais et expérimentations, NYU Orphan Film Symposium at the Cinémathèque française, Paris, March 2-4, 2017. 
Topics: Marey, tests, experiments, orpan film
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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...
Topics: orphan film symposium, Museum of the Moving Image, Valy Arnheim, Deutsches Filminstitut-DIF, Tom...
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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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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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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. 
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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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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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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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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)
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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
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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
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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. 
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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 
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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...
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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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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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A mash-up quickly created October 26, 2022, on the occasion of Sarah Keller (author of the 2020 book  Anxious Cinephilia: Pleasure and Peril at the Movie ) and silent film accompanist Donald Sosin visiting the NYU graduate class Film History / Historiography.  Topic: the history of cinephilia.  Among the historical referents that persist in discussions of film theory, cinephilia, and the  nature of cinema itself is the 1895 film of the Lumiére family feeding their baby and viewers'...
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trailer by Long Xi Vlessing for the 2022 Orphan Film Symposium, Counter-Archives
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