Light is Calling: Bill Morrison

12.07.10
Light is Calling, Bill Morrison, 2004 ‘Orphan Film’ is a term that American film archivists coined to describe what we’d call archive or found footage. It’s not just old stuff – the MGM back catalogue isn’t ‘orphaned’. And ‘orphan’ is a great, literal and poetic term for this stuff that has been lost, abandoned, or which, as described, a bit more prosaically by the Library of ...
Rick Prelinger

13.05.10
Rick Prelinger in the Prelinger Library, photo by Cory Doctorow APEngine caught up with Rick Prelinger, Archivist, Writer, Filmmaker and Founder of the Prelinger Archives at AV Festival 10 to talk about archives, home movies and iPhone apps. I recently saw online a screening of your collage film Lost Landscapes of San Francisco where you were asking the audience to respond to the footage – is ...
Prelinger Archives

19.03.10
archive.org/details/prelinger One of the key collections of the vast open access resource that is the Internet Archive is the astounding collection of films that Rick Prelinger has been acquiring since 1983. Over 2,000 ephemeral films – home movies, educational, advertising and industrial titles, from a period that spans the 1920s to the 1980s – are free for every filmmaker with a penchant for appropriation to watch, ...
AV Festival 10: Recycled Film Symposium

10.02.10
Rick Prelinger, Pile of Orphan Films, from Industrial Marketing, October 1950 Dates: 11 – 12 March | Location: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle This national symposium brings together leading film organisations, filmmakers, artists and archivists to discuss online access to film archives and the creative use of this material in the digital age. Film is a crucial part of our heritage, however, online access to archives is limited especially ...