Digital Photography Review: LensKit is a new iOS app that helps you pick the right camera, lens for your next video shoot

Digital Photography Review: LensKit is a new iOS app that helps you pick the right camera, lens for your next video shoot. “Zak Ray, a cinematographer, colorist and developer who creates apps for filmmakers, has released LensKit, a new tool that makes it easy to plan a video shoot. LensKit consists of a comprehensive database of adapters, cameras and lenses that work together to show you what lenses can be used on what cameras, what their equivalent focal length will be based on the camera’s format and more.”

Armenian Reporter: The National Archive and the Cinema Center will join efforts to restore old Armenian films

The Armenian Reporter: The National Archive and the Cinema Center will join efforts to restore old Armenian films . “Today, April 26, Grigor Arshakyan, Director of the National Archives of Armenia, and Shushanik Mirzakhanyan, Acting Director of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, signed a memorandum of cooperation establishing wide-ranging cooperation between the two organizations in preserving films owned by the Republic of Armenia, in the direction of digitalization and popularization.”

Agenda (Country of Georgia): National Film Center unveils new portal introducing European cinema, film art

Agenda (Country of Georgia): National Film Center unveils new portal introducing European cinema, film art . “A new film portal introducing European cinema heritage and facilitating study of the history of the art form was unveiled by the Georgian National Film Centre on Thursday, with the website aimed to provide access to archival material, video classes and more to young cinephiles…. Allowing young enthusiasts to ‘explore and analyse’ cinema with knowledge of the art form and its history, it has been designed to utilise ‘pedagogical potential across a range of curriculum subjects,’ and involves tests, exercises, video lessons and other visual material on the subjects.” The site is available in Georgian, English, Serbian, and Italian.

Speaking of history: Soviet-era film archive helps Ukrainians find hope and sense of identity in wartime (Independent)

Independent: Speaking of history: Soviet-era film archive helps Ukrainians find hope and sense of identity in wartime. “There have been no film screenings in Ukraine for more than six weeks now, at least not above ground. However, at the request of president Volodymyr Zelensky’s government, Ukraine’s biggest film archive has screened a series of Soviet-films in metro stations in cities from Kyiv to Kharkiv, where residents have sought refuge while Russian bombs rain down from above. The showings are one element of the Ukrainian resistance against Vladimir Putin’s war, which has seen regular civilians stealing tanks, making Molotov cocktails, and confronting soldiers.”

ABC News (Australia): How home movies reveal decades of Queensland’s history

ABC News (Australia): How home movies reveal decades of Queensland’s history. “Family members of deceased amateur filmmakers are uncovering home movies dating back to the 1930s, which document life in the Sunshine State over generations. However, due to age, heat and humidity, the films are deteriorating at a rapid rate and the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is in a race against time to save them. SLQ staff are digitising and storing the best quality home movies they are given and sharing them online.”

Into Film Scotland: Celebrating Languages Week Scotland

Into Film Scotland: Celebrating Languages Week Scotland. “To mark Languages Week Scotland, we’ve launched a brand new Gaelic page, which recognises the importance of including Gaelic Medium educators and their learners in the work Into Film does, and helping them access the incredible power of film in their own indigenous language. Our new page houses all of our Gaelic-language content, including films in the Gaelic language, and resources that are either specifically about or have been translated into Gaelic.”

Washington Post: Rolling Stones Altamont concert footage found in Library of Congress archives

Washington Post: Rolling Stones Altamont concert footage found in Library of Congress archives. “When Library of Congress film expert Mike Mashon heard about newly found reels of Rolling Stones concert footage, he thought they were copies from a show the band did in London in 1969…. The footage was not from the London concert that July. It was from the notorious show five months later at the Altamont Speedway near San Francisco, where one fan was killed, three others died and, many believe, the social revolution of the 1960s began its end.”

The City Life: The Warhol Film Archive To Come To MOMA From The Whitney Museum Of American Art

The City Life: The Warhol Film Archive To Come To Moma From The Whitney Museum Of American Art. “The Museum of Modern Art announces the transfer of the Warhol Film Archive from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Warhol Film Archive, established by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be added to the MoMA Archives to serve as an ongoing resource for scholars. Established by the Whitney as the record of many years of research into the films created by Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), the Warhol Film Archive is a collection of books, files, and media assembled in the course of producing The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné.”

Deadline: Jerusalem Cinematheque Opens Up Israel’s National Film Archive

Deadline: Jerusalem Cinematheque Opens Up Israel’s National Film Archive. “The archive, based in a climate-controlled film centre adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City walls, holds 96% of all features ever produced in Israel… From Monday October 18, the Archive is being opened for people to search and stream on demand from around the world. The opening follows a $10M preservation, restoration, and digitization process begun in 2015. The materials on the new site will all be translated, tagged, and searchable in English by keyword or phrase, year, landmark, and location.”

IndieWire: Afghanistan’s Film Archives Were Saved from the Taliban Once Before. What Now?

IndieWire: Afghanistan’s Film Archives Were Saved from the Taliban Once Before. What Now?. “Efforts to protect, restore, and digitize that window into Afghanistan’s history emerged over the last 20 years, coinciding with a robust return of film and TV to the country. But now that the Taliban has returned to power, huge questions loom about the status of that archive, which dates back to 1927.”

Google Blog: 50 years of film with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: 50 years of film with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture. “The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is an internationally respected institution for education and creativity, launching the careers of many directors, producers, cinematographers, animators and more. Many of whom have gone on to become household names, and earn multiple BAFTAs and Oscars, making NFTS the most awarded film school globally. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, for the first time in the school’s history, online audiences will be able to explore a new digital archive of over 200 graduate films from alumni of the school.”

Gizmodo: How to Nominate Movies to the Library of Congress National Film Registry

Gizmodo: How to Nominate Movies to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. “The National Film Registry already has 800 movies that have been inducted since it started in 1989, and the Library of Congress keeps a very long list of films that have yet to be added, if you want some ideas. The deadline for public nominations is September 15, so you better get your list in quickly. The only limitation? Movies must have been released prior to 2011.”

The Hindu: National Film Archive of India acquires 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema

The Hindu: National Film Archive of India acquires 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema. “In a major acquisition, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has added more than 450 glass slides that represent the pictorial history of early Telugu cinema from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s, to its collection. All of them are in black and white covering 70 Telugu films, according to an official release.”

Folha de São Paulo (Headline Translated): Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo

From Folha de São Paulo and translated from Portuguese: Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo. “A fire hits a warehouse at the Cinemateca Brasileira, in the west side of São Paulo, this Thursday night (29). According to the Bombeor Corps, six vehicles were sent to Rua Othão, 290, in Vila Leopoldina. There is no victim information.” Cinemateca Brasileira is an institution tasked with preserving Brazil’s audiovisual archives. It’s another devastating blow to Brazil’s cultural heritage collections after 2018’s fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.