Saturday, December 13, 2014

Second Edition of Archival Storytelling in the Works

Kenn and Sheila have begun work on a new edition of Archival Storytelling, to be published with a new title and even more great information useful for creators of media (TV series, dramatic features, documentaries, etc.) that use material to which someone else owns the rights. Stay tuned!

Lost 1927 Disney Cartoon Discovered

1927 Christmas cartoon featuring "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" -- an early Mickey Mouse -- discovered in Norway, according to Agence France.  See article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Friday, August 15, 2014

From Activist' Guide to Archiving Video

Click here,  - a guide if you are "a human rights activist, a small or grassroots human rights organization, or media collective" and you are gathering video documentation for use in advocacy.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Footage of Freedom Summer

From the New York Times, a story about one source of archival material used in Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer, airing this Tuesday on the PBS series American Experience.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kenn works on "Inequality for All" about Robert Reich

Update from Kenn:  My most recent work as Archival Supervisor can be seen in INEQUALITY FORALL, out now on DVD and blu-ray. In the film, economist and professor Robert Reich, former member of the Clinton cabinet, gives an eye-opening and surprisingly entertaining analysis of the American economy -- where it’s come from and where it’s going. The film also becomes a portrait of Reich himself, a smart, funny man whose passion for helping the underdog has followed him since boyhood, and whose love of his UC Berkeley students is all too clear. In fact, Reich’s class (shown extensively in the film) was the most popular single class on campus, with close to 700 students attending his lectures each week.
INEQUALITY FOR ALL won a Jury Prize at Sundance, and was picked up for both theatrical and home distribution by Radius, a division of TWC. Producers Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan, and director Jake Kornbluth, were terrific to work with, and I’m is hoping to do another project with them again soon.
Previous project:  HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, produced by David France and Howard Gertler.
Current project:   In addition to consulting on several projects, I’m working with A Million Images, LLC on a film about American novelist, journalist, adventurer and photographer Jack London.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Changing women's portrayal in stock photos

As reported by Claire Cain Miller for The New York Times -- "Ms. [Sheryl] Sandberg’s nonprofit organization,, is to announce on Monday a partnership with Getty Images, one of the biggest providers of stock photography, to offer a special collection of images that it says represent women and families in more empowering ways."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rare 1926 color footage of London!

From filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene, every-day footage of London.  According to Urban Peek, the British Film Institute "used computer enhancement to reduce noticeable flickering that was seen in the old footage, a major downside to the Biocolour method."