Éclair presents Les Enfants du Paradis restored on Phoenix

This year, The Reel Thing will focused on the wide array of critical issues facing archivists, technical team members, asset managers and curators of image and sound who are at work in the new media/digital landscape.  Problems and solutions involving digital creation workflows (2K/4K/6K/8K), data storage, access and recovery, image scanning and recording, image resolution metrics, traditional video and audio preservation and restoration issues are all topics of special interest.

Join us for screenings, conversation, and presentation for three very informative days, August 18, 19 and 20th when Image Systems and Éclair experts will be on hand to present and discuss the French classic Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) directed by Marcel Carné.  The beloved film has been beautifully restored in Paris at Éclair using the Phoenix in 4K. During the project, the team at Éclair faced a number of challenges including a badly damaged original negative exposed to moisture and mold, missing frames and significant wear and tear. Phoenix played a critical role in the success of Éclair’s first 4K restoration project, in an extremely tight schedule.

Christian Lurin, Éclair manufacturing manager, will deliver a brief analytic explanation of Les Enfants du Paradis illuminating the nature of the work and its context,  the rationale of the  methodologies used, the choice tools such as Phoenix; comparisons of the "before" and "after" states of the project will allow discussion and evaluation of the results.

When: August 18 - 20, 2011.
Where: Linwood Dunn Theater in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, in Hollywood