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Video Aids to Film Preservation

a video guide to learning motion picture film preservation and restoration.

Video Aids to Film Preservation supplements existing guides to film preservation (Guide to Film Preservation) with video demonstrating basic handling and restoration procedures for motion picture film. A library of film clips offers instruction in basic film handling and preservation techniques. Clips are organized by title and by chapter headings in the Guide to Film Preservation published by the National Foundation for Film Preservation.

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Disaster Planning and Recovery

Equipment/Machines

Handling

Splicing

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If you or your business work with film on regular basis and want to contribute video clips or instructional content to our site, contact us.

Additional Resources

In addition to the short video clips, we are presenting several industrial films made about film restoration. These films were made by professional film laboratories and demonstrate procedures that are beyond the abilities of most archivists, collectors, and amateurs. However, we feel you will find them enjoyable and useful. They present useful information about basic film handling and preservation techniques, and give you an overall understanding of the film restoration process.