Local Film Archivist and Television Producer/Director Paul R. Beck is our November speaker!

Local Film Archivist and Television Producer/Director Paul R. Beck will present “The Art and Science of converting Home Movie Films to high quality Video Presentations.”

Paul Beck serves as the President of Foxboro Cable Access as well as serving as the archivist and curator of many professional and home movies of various New England Railroads, specifically, The New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association.

Beck will share his experiences and “Scientific” techniques perfected over the years for the conservation and re-editing of personal home movies as well and restoring damaged professional films, for video and DVD distribution.

He will also briefly demonstrate the special projection and editing equipment needed for these activities. A short demonstration reel of “Before & After” the careful restoration damaged or mis-colored film will be shown.

For the “Artistic” portion of the presentation, Beck will screen “To The End Of The Line,” a 35 minute 8mm color film shot in 1946 in the Naugatuck regions of Connecticut, which has been carefully re-created with a narrative and music/sound effects to augment the well-done film storyline of what was originally intended as a silent home movie.

Other short examples of the creative re-working of silent film will be shown.

A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation.

Please join us on November 28th at 7pm in the Boyden Library Community Room!