Making movies is costly and time-consuming. Preserving them is critical.
The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a recognized and standardized intermediate format for making and distributing complex audio-visual content, and has emerged as a promising candidate for archiving and preserving it.
The HPA IMF User Group (https://www.imfug.com) is organizing two workshops this fall to explore this complex problem:
- Preserving movies with IMF
When: September 13 in Amsterdam, NL
Program chair: Siegfried Foessel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Event page: Workshop on preserving movies with IMF
- Preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF
When: October 25 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Program chair: Florian Schleich <email@example.com>
Event page: Workshop on preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF
Submit your presentation proposals by July 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions from archives, content producers/owners, product manufacturers and movie professionals are welcome. All submissions should include a short abstract (3-4 sentences) and specify the target event (Amsterdam and/or Los Angeles). Presentations should have a maximum duration of 15 minutes and should focus on archival and preservation use cases and workflows.
These workshops are a unique opportunity to meet experts and implementers, and share ideas, use cases, and requirements. Admission will be open to all, with tickets available starting August 1, 2019.