AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collection

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AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collection

Unread post by David Pierce » Sun May 14, 2017 9:10 am

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May 30 at 7:30 pm

Linwood Dunn Theatre
Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

In celebration of David Shepard’s lifetime of film preservation, the Academy is pleased to offer a special screening of highlights from silent and primitive films in the David Shepard Collection, which was donated to the Academy Film Archive. Film historian and preservationist Serge Bromberg will screen several of the silent gems saved through Shepard’s stewardship, which will be accompanied by Joe Rinaudo on the Academy’s newly restored 1915 Fotoplayer. Some of the films will be presented on a hand-cranked 1909 Powers projector. Commentary and further insights will be offered by writer-director Alexander Payne and Serge Bromberg.

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Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

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David Pierce wrote:http://www.oscars.org/events/celebratio ... collection" target="_blank" target="_blank

May 30 at 7:30 pm

Linwood Dunn Theatre
Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

In celebration of David Shepard’s lifetime of film preservation, the Academy is pleased to offer a special screening of highlights from silent and primitive films in the David Shepard Collection, which was donated to the Academy Film Archive. Film historian and preservationist Serge Bromberg will screen several of the silent gems saved through Shepard’s stewardship, which will be accompanied by Joe Rinaudo on the Academy’s newly restored 1915 Fotoplayer. Some of the films will be presented on a hand-cranked 1909 Powers projector. Commentary and further insights will be offered by writer-director Alexander Payne and Serge Bromberg.
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Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

Unread post by wich2 » Sun May 14, 2017 5:17 pm

Very fitting.

Thanks again, David.

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Unread post by Agnes » Mon May 15, 2017 11:10 am

Oh, do I wish I was in California at the end of the month.
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Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

Unread post by luciano » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:02 am

The show was really wonderful, and was a true celebration of David’s life. For those who weren’t there, the highlight was seeing 16mm color footage of David as a child, as he played with a film camera. Apparently the footage was saved in the nick of time by Serge Bromberg. I've uploaded footage of Joe Rinaudo treating the audience to the newly restored American Fotoplayer. The Fotoplayer was used to narrate many of David Shepard’s DVD releases, and was used at this event to narrate films from David’s Collection. Hope you all enjoy.

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Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

Unread post by JonChaneyFan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:10 pm

Correction...the home movie footage of David Shepard came from me. I provided this to Serge for the AMPAS and SFSFF programs. This comes from about a 5-min film I found in a can marked "David 1942-43" that was in David's collection. Library of Congress scanned it for me. If I get the OK of the family, I plan to put the entire thing on youtube.

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Unread post by Javier » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:33 pm

JonChaneyFan wrote:Correction...the home movie footage of David Shepard came from me. I provided this to Serge for the AMPAS and SFSFF programs. This comes from about a 5-min film I found in a can marked "David 1942-43" that was in David's collection. Library of Congress scanned it for me. If I get the OK of the family, I plan to put the entire thing on youtube.

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Thanks for doing this. Please let us know when it will be uploaded, some of us don't have the means to travel to film events or to honour the ones who make all those wonderful silent films breathe a new life.
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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:32 pm

Great job, Jon!

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Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

Unread post by luciano » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:59 pm

JonChaneyFan wrote:Correction...the home movie footage of David Shepard came from me. I provided this to Serge for the AMPAS and SFSFF programs. This comes from about a 5-min film I found in a can marked "David 1942-43" that was in David's collection. Library of Congress scanned it for me. If I get the OK of the family, I plan to put the entire thing on youtube.

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Hope so, I'd love to see that footage again. Thanks for your work John.

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