Film Preservation Internship

Premiere Pictures International is a producer and distributor of feature
films, documentaries, TV shows, and stock footage, with several new
projects in production. Our most recent production is being distributed by
Lionsgate Films, and our shows have aired on The Disney Channel and
HBO/Cinemax. This fall we are commencing an initiative to save, preserve
and make available for viewing, study and commercial use a collection of
more than 100 home movies of significant historic and cultural importance.
Our offices are located very close to Civic Center in San Francisco.

Working hand in hand with The Metro Center Foundation, a San
Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to film, filmmakers and film
preservation, with a trained professional film archivist directing the
operations, the interns will learn how to handle 16mm and 8mm film
materials, document them, create a database with descriptions, and then
work through the entire restoration and preservation process with the
material. We will create both digital and film duplicates, using state of
the art laboratory techniques and digital restoration tools. We work with a
number of major archives as partners in our projects, including The Academy
Film Archives, UCLA Film and Television Archives, and other archives around
the United States and throughout the world.

We are searching for three exceptionally motivated interns for this
project. This position is unpaid, but a cash stipend will be provided for
travel and lunch. College credit may be possible. This is a real “hands-on”
experience from which you can build a carreer. You will be working on real
projects of great importance to film history.

These are the skill sets you will acquire or enhance during this internship
and some intriguing perks:

•Inspecting, handling, repairing and cleaning original 35mm, 16mm, 8mm and
Super 8mm film elements

•Documenting elements in filemaker pro system, including provenance of
materials and all pertinent information, stills and clips

•Preparing materials to duplication at film laboratories, and/or scanning
to Hi Definition digital media at local facilities or facilities in Los

•Working with filmmakers who will create derivative works from the restored
and preserved material

•Creating your own derivative work from the material (If this interests
you, you would have to arrange for days and hours separate from your
internship commitment).

Requirements for position:

• Mac computer knowledge. Final Cut System experience would be a definite
• Basic knowledge of film formats and handling
• Experience or class work in moving image archiving
• Ability to work on your own, and manage your projects
• You must be Detail-oriented and neat, able to work within an establish
• Good Communication skills, both written and verbal English, additional
languages always a plus.
• On time, dependable and able to reach goals.

Commitment a minimum of 3 months, 2 full days per week. Start time: 10AM.
(longer term and more days definitely a plus if you can do it) This
position can become a paid part-time or full-time position based upon

 We will be reviewing applications the week of October 2nd, and
interviewing candidates in person the week of October 8th. The Internship
begins October 15, 2012.

 To apply, please send a short e-mail as to why this internship is of
interest to you and what special talents and abilities you can bring to the
company. Please include your resume and current contact information. Put
“Film Preservation Internship” in the subject line. E-mail to: **
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