Independent Producers

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
•           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

Digital Bedrock to archive and preserve Steven Soderbergh’s "Logan Lucky" and "Unsane"

LOS ANGELES — March 13, 2018:

Digital Bedrock, a secure digital preservation service, is proud to announce its association with Fingerprint Releasing to preserve the digital masters for Steven Soderbergh’s films Logan Lucky (2017) and Unsane (2018).

Logan Lucky’s preservation involved approximately 50 TB of data in a variety of file formats, including four versions of OpenEXR image sequences, production sound, final sound mixes, DCPs, and ProRes masters. To perform the digital preservation, Digital Bedrock analyzed every file, extracting both the technical and embedded metadata to make it searchable; validated formats to help identify obsolescence vulnerabilities; and created SHA-512 checksums (a unique file “fingerprint”) for every file, and in the case of OpenEXR image sequences, 170,000 per version. Almost 800,000 files were ingested, processed, and indexed. After analysis, files were then copied to four sets of LTO-7 tape and geographically dispersed. Digital Bedrock will perform ongoing preservation maintenance on the Logan Lucky data to ensure its viability well into the future.