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A Film Restoration Diary

About this Film Restoration Diary

Having grown up in a family where filmmaking and film technology were a regular presence, I absorbed an interest in filmmaking and the technology of film at an early age.

After working for many years in the field of graphic design and later web design, I inherited a collection of films made by my late father, some of which are of historical significance, in particular those dating from his work in the early days of Australian television circa 1956 to 1963.

This was the genesis of the my renewed interest in film technology — the restoration of some of these ancient productions from film and onto DVD, and hopefully extracting the best possible quality from the films in the process. Having worked on this on and off for a few years, but now in a more regular manner, I decided to record some of these experiences on this blog, in case they might be of interest to others.

Paul Howson
May 2014