EYE International Conference presents "The Reel Thing"
From Saturday May 27 to Tuesday May 30, the annual EYE International Conference takes place at EYE. This year, the conference will host for two days a special 40th edition of the technical symposium The Reel Thing.
Founded and curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation, and creates an international common ground for discussion and evaluation. The Reel Thing has been presented all across the United States, as well as Europe and South America, since its inception in 1994.
The Reel Thing at EYE Filmmuseum is a two-day program with a unique line-up of 25 international experts, including laboratory technicians, academics, archivists, new media technologists and preservationists. The Reel Thing includes technical presentations and special screenings of restored films.
The 3rd conference day, on Tuesday May 30, takes place at the new EYE Collection Centre and includes workshops, presentations, a book launch and tours through the building.
The opening of the EYE International Conference on Saturday May 27 at 16h45 is part of the EYE Collection Day.
- Registration also grants access to the EYE Collection Day on Saturday, May 27 (11h30), highlighting recent projects from the collection of EYE Filmmuseum, and to a special EYE on Art programme on Tuesday May 30 (19h15)
- Registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Sunday and Monday
- The conference schedule is available here
In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967, USA)
4K restoration (2017) by Park Circus in collaboration with MGM. European premiere.
With an introduction by Grover Crisp (Executive Vice President Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures)
Sunday May 28
Un Chapeau de Paille d’Italie (René Clair, 1927, FR)
4K restoration (2016) by the Cinématèque Française and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
With an introduction by Céline Ruivo (Curator, Cinématèque Française)
Monday May 29
Symposium with presentations
Restoring Ula Stöckl's Neun Leben Hat Die Katze (The Cat Has Nine Lives)
Julia Wallmüller, Deutsche Kinemathek
Recovering Early Optical Sound
Simon Lund, Cineric, Inc.
The Restoration of Le fer à cheval (1909) by Camille de Morlhon
Marcello Seregni, Associazione Culturale Hommelette (Trieste) / Fondazione Cineteca Italiana
Alice Rispoli, Associazione Culturale Hommelette (Trieste) / Cineteca del Friuli
Dick Higgins’ “For the Dead”: The Challenges of Preserving a Moebius Strip Loop Film
Kristof Efferenn, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Arnaud Obermann, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
The REMI Project – Handmade Emulsion Primitive Colour
Esther Urlus, WORM Filmwerkplaats
Preservation and Accessibility of Digital Born and Digitized Film
Jeroen De Mol, EYE Filmmuseum
Annegien Schrier, EYE Filmmuseum
HDR Grading Applied to Film Heritage
Audrey Birrien, Éclair
Preservation Metadata for DPX
Marjolein Steeman, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Josefien Schuurman, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Restoring Fritz Lang’s DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny)
Anke Wilkening, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Preserving Imperfection – Ethics and Pragmatism in Digital Preservation
Tone Føreland, National Library of Norway
Traditional Photochemical Printing – Sharing Laboratory Techiques
Tiago Ganhão, Cinemateca Portuguesa
Paolo Bernardini, Cinemateca Portuguesa
Innovating Analogue Lab Techniques for use in the Digital Age
Gerard de Haan, Haghefilm Digitaal
Film Restoration Using Classical Conservation/Restoration Tools and Techniques
Ulrich Ruedel, University of Applied Science, Berlin
Anke Mebold, Deutsches Filminstitut, Wiesbaden
Building a Flexible High Resolution Scanner for Legacy Film Capture
Daniel Borenstein, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
Chris Hall, Filmlight Ltd, UK
Acoustics for Small Rooms
Gilles Barberis, l’Immagine Ritrovata
Lorenzo Rattini, DAS – DecoAcousticSolution
The Digital release of Napoleon vu par Abel Gance (1927)
Ben Thompson, BFI National Archive
Paul Wright MIET – Dragon Digital Ltd.