SJPL Films, Ltd.
3609 Woodcliff Road
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
T: 1 (818) 981-3098

Stanley Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema and currently a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. In 2021, he began the restoration of his 1999 documentary film, Pitch People. The process revealed many of the challenges that must to be delt with in order to recover the best image and sound quality possible from the original sources. While this film was not as old as many of the important films that continue to be successfully restored around the world from damaged and fatigued materials, it did have issues such as a 35mm checker-boarded interpositive that was damaged from the clear leader between the film shots and archival sources that only existed in interlaced, standard definition video. The discovery of FIAF’s published guidelines proved to be very helpful in the process.