Reel Heritage: The Materiality of Cinema
Media archivist Christina Stewart details the material history of the film medium, including the various tools of the motion-picture handlers. The value of proper training for film handlers is demonstrated in an accompanying how-to video.
Launched in November 2014 as a joint initiative of TIFF Higher Learning and the Film Reference Library, Reel Heritage engages and educates audiences about the importance of the preservation of the film medium. Made possible through support from the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and TIFF's community of donors and members, Reel Heritage brings post-secondary students together with film scholars, archivists, filmmakers and curators in a series of free educational sessions that examine the challenges and the opportunities facing moving-image collections in Ontario and beyond.
The second Reel Heritage event, The Materiality of Cinema— a lecture and accompanying how-to workshop led by media archivist Christina Stewart—provided valuable, practical, and hands-on information and training in the handling and inspection of motion picture film collections.
This Higher Learning event was held on March 6, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.