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Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, at the 2018 IDA Getting Real Conference

Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, spoke on the issues and difficulties in preserving documentary productions’ digital files as part of a dynamic panel entitled Documenting the Present, Preserving the Future, at Getting Real '18 Sept 25th.   The event, produced by the International Documentary Association, was held in the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, in Hollywood. 
 
The panel, organized around the theme that a creative project is never finished, focused on the processes that are needed to ensure that filmmakers can re-use their content in the future.  Tadic offered some basic DIY recommendations for “self-preservation.” Indie producers must curate files directly in their custody, as well as masters held at post houses.  Dispersed content can make future preservation more complicated, so preservation must be planned for before production even begins.
 
The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture, including educating about how filmmakers can continue to preserve and monetize their assets well into the future.  

The presentation can be found HERE

Moderator:  James Moll Director, Obey Giant, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
Panelists:
•           Ross Lipman- Corpus Fluxus Restorationist, Director, Notfilm
•           Shola Lynch- Curator, Director, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
•           Linda Tadic -  Founder/CEO, Digital Bedrock
•           Todd Weiner - Motion Picture Archivist, UCLA Film & Television Archive