Monday, August 18, 2014

rare Andy Warhol films to be digitized

About 500 film on the New York art and culture scenes Andy Warhol created between 1963 and 1972 will be digitized over the next few years so they can be made available to the public. Cost is not specified. I'm sure it will be enormous. "almost 1,000 rolls of 16mm film converted to the high-definition 2K format after being scanned frame by frame." The films are considered "revolutionary" in style ranging from portraits to minimalist movies. Sometimes he filmed one person or thing (building) for hours. "The digitisation project was announced on Thursday by MoMA, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and visual effects firm MPC, which will convert the films to digital files." Prior to this, his archaic computer files were rebuilt. (see my blog post on it, April 25th)  Is there anything he did that is not worth keeping? I'm sure there is, but what is it? Read more about it at http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28800178

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