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Technical Commission

The Technical Commission is FIAF's international professional board covering all technical aspects of film, and comprises individuals who combine practical experience in the field with technical knowledge.

The FIAF Technical Commission's role is to provide technical information and advice in the field of film archiving, to provide and support technical training for film archivists, to carry out or collaborate in original research, and generally to support moving image and sound archivists in all aspects of their work.

An important part of the Commission’s work is to define principles and working practices in order to help archives adapt and plan ahead against a background of continual technological change.

The FIAF Technical Commission has a Head, a Deputy Head, and Commission members. In addition, the Commission is able to call on the expertise of a wider circle of correspondents from various backgrounds.

Through the FIAF website the Technical Commission publishes a glossary, and guidance documents and recommendations on various technical matters. Other past publications include a Film Technical Manual (in loose-leaf format and in three languages) which includes topics ranging from basic film handling, storage of film, stability of colour films, and preservation of magnetic tapes, to the design and lay-out of film storage buildings, and the seminal Physical Characteristics of Early Films as Aids to Identification by Harold Brown.


Commission Members

Head:

Céline Ruivo, Cinémathèque française, Paris

 

Members:

Camille Blot-Wellens, Consultant, Stockholm

Tiago Ganhão, Cinemateca Potuguesa / Museu do Cinema, Lisbon

Davide Pozzi, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna

Ulrich Ruedel, HTW / University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

David Walsh, Imperial War Museums - Film Archive, London

Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive, London


FIAF Executive Committee Interlocutor: Joe Lindner

Technical Commission

The Technical Commission is FIAF's international professional board covering all technical aspects of film, and comprises individuals who combine practical experience in the field with technical knowledge.

The FIAF Technical Commission's role is to provide technical information and advice in the field of film archiving, to provide and support technical training for film archivists, to carry out or collaborate in original research, and generally to support moving image and sound archivists in all aspects of their work.

An important part of the Commission’s work is to define principles and working practices in order to help archives adapt and plan ahead against a background of continual technological change.

The FIAF Technical Commission has a Head, a Deputy Head, and Commission members. In addition, the Commission is able to call on the expertise of a wider circle of correspondents from various backgrounds.

Through the FIAF website the Technical Commission publishes a glossary, and guidance documents and recommendations on various technical matters. Other past publications include a Film Technical Manual (in loose-leaf format and in three languages) which includes topics ranging from basic film handling, storage of film, stability of colour films, and preservation of magnetic tapes, to the design and lay-out of film storage buildings, and the seminal Physical Characteristics of Early Films as Aids to Identification by Harold Brown.


Commission Members

Head:

Céline Ruivo, Cinémathèque française, Paris

 

Members:

Camille Blot-Wellens, Consultant, Stockholm

Tiago Ganhão, Cinemateca Potuguesa / Museu do Cinema, Lisbon

Davide Pozzi, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna

Ulrich Ruedel, HTW / University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

David Walsh, Imperial War Museums - Film Archive, London

Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive, London


FIAF Executive Committee Interlocutor: Joe Lindner