Preservation & Archives

Video Preservation

 

In addition to constantly moving forward the quality of local filmmaking and media arts, NOVAC also houses a 44-year old video archive of local productions dating from our organization’s beginnings in 1972.  We are currently actively in the process of preserving, digitizing and making the priceless media content in our archive accessible.

 

It’s an uphill climb, and we’re working against the clock, as tape-based media is actively deteriorating, even stored in climate-controlled conditions.  We are grateful for the support of individual donors and volunteers, including financial support from Tulane University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tape Digitization

 

NOVAC is now offering video tape preservation services for the following formats: ¾”, Beta SP, VHS, Video8, Hi8, Digital8 and MiniDV. As we add more formats, we will let you know here. If you are interested in digitizing tapes, please download and complete this form, and then contact darcy@novacvideo.org.

 

It’s an uphill climb, and we’re working against the clock, as tape-based media is actively deteriorating, even stored in climate-controlled conditions. We are grateful for the support of individual donors and volunteers, including financial support from Tulane University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Digitizing Form

Archiving

 

The best of New Orleans’ community videos from 1972 and on – here is our collection of preserved and digitized footage from NOVAC’s history of documenting our city.

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Support Archive Efforts

 

In 2012, with a generous grant from Tulane University and the support of the Bay Area Video Coalition, we were able to digitize a collection of NOVAC videos from the early years. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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NOVAC Archives Committee

 

It is the goal of the NOVAC archives committee to preserve, digitize and make accessible to the public the entire NOVAC media archive. NOVAC would like to thank the volunteer archives committee, who are working to make this dream a reality:

 

  • Vicki Mayer, Chair
  • Liz Dunnebacke
  • Gene Fredericks
  • Larry Blake
  • Michael Mizell-Nelson (memorial)
  • Matthew Martinez

Become a Member

 

We’re a membership-based organization, which means we exist to serve our diverse community of filmmakers, film students, film workers and film lovers. We’re proud of the work our members do, and work to provide the best and brightest in technology, talent and expertise year-round, so that our local filmmaking community continues to thrive and grow.

 

NOVAC memberships start at $50. Join us today, so you, too, can get some.