silverado’s archiving for indies

Archiving for Indies: Creating Long-Term Archives for Independent Digital Cinema

You can download this in exchange for a tweet or by emailing infoatsilveradodotcc.  I’m always down for learning more about archiving projects.  The article starts off with a quote from a document called “The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials” which reads …the annual cost of preserving a 4K digital master is $12,514…

I’ve included a link to that PDF here or by clicking the above pic to conveniently satisfy your additional reading curiosity.  Effective project archiving is a necessary headache and when well done worth its weight in gold.  You prove your value immediately to a boss or client when 6 months after a project is finished you can pull it up, change a few slates and make a small edit or two, and then insert edit back to tape.  Plus it can be a good source of income for your business as a service.  I’ve seen lots of shops offer to archive projects at a cost of $1 per gig / month.

I won’t go into too much detail on what’s contained in the archive because I think it’s definitely worth downloading and reading for yourself.  Plus I admire the ingenuity of the Tweet-for-download marketing approach.  I might try implementing that for some online videos on TheSailingChannel.  That’s the business my family is working to build and effective archiving strategies are essential to our long term success.  Last summer we produced 20 x 30min broadcast episodes of Sailing Channel Theater for WLIW 21 in New York.  You can view all the episodes online by clicking here, then look for the episode list on the right hand column.  An effective near line archiving strategy is essential for us to efficiently move forward with re-versioning our existing shows as well including existing elements in new shows.

FYI, we’ve recently partnered with WPBT2 in Miami and have rebranded the series Adventures in Sailing.  We are currently looking for underwriting sponsorship so if you or your business may be interested in this opportunity to associate your brand with the eco-friendly, travel and adventure lifestyle of sailing, click here for the press release.

proactively • sailing the Chesapeake this weekend • peter

Disclosure, to comply with the FTC’s new rules

None of the manufacturers listed above are paying Peter Salvia to write this article and, so far, none have sent him any samples or demonstration items.  Peter is a B&H Sales Affiliate and receives a commission from items linked to B&H and purchased through this site.  Oh yeah, and he’s an Apple Certified Trainer so you can derive his bias for yourself.

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