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    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Real Name:
    Jim Harwood
    About Me:
    Film Archivist
    Interests:
    Collect 16mm film, DVD. Blu-ray
    What I do for a living:
    Director of Operations for PRO-TEK Vaults
    Top 5 Favorite Movies:
    Singin' in the Rain, Sunset Blvd., Once Upon a Time in America, Sons of the Desert, Modern Times
    Top 5 Favorite Discs:
    Lawrence of Arabia, The Wizard of Oz, North by Northwest, Universal Monsters Box Set, Vertigo
    <p>After years of bugging my father for a movie projector, I finally got one as a birthday present when I was 9 years old.&nbsp; I've been a film collector ever since.&nbsp;&nbsp; As the years went on I added VHS, Laserdisc, DVD's and eventually Blu-rays to my collection, though I never fully turned away from 16mm film prints.&nbsp; They're still beautiful to behold when projected properly on a large screen.</p>
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    <p>My love of film led me to The Library of Congress, where I began my professional archival career at the Library's nitrate film storage and restoration facility in Dayton, OH in 1985.&nbsp; It was there that the original nitrate negatives, masters and prints for many of the studios were kept.</p>
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    <p>I left the Library in 1991 and moved to Los Angeles.&nbsp; After a stint at Turner Entertainment and a couple of stock footage libraries, I went to work for PRO-TEK Vaults,&nbsp;a state of the art archival film and digital storage and repair facility.&nbsp; PRO-TEK maintains many of the film industry's critical film and video elements and is considered to be the best in the business.&nbsp; I was there when the company opened its doors in 1994.&nbsp; Today I am Director of Operations.</p>
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    <p>While I still love film, I can't help but be impressed by the quality of today's digital projectors, both in the theatres and at home.&nbsp; I have a 10' screen in my home theatre and some of the Blu-rays are hands down superior to the available film prints.</p>
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    <p>Digital is great for restoration and presentation, but it absolutely stinks when it comes to <u>preservation</u>.&nbsp; Standards change constantly, formats come and go in a flash, hard drives crash and digital tapes are some of the most fragile media I've ever worked with in my life.&nbsp; I have a favorite saying, one I didn't create, but it's oh so true - "The warranty of shooting and preserving on digital formats:&nbsp; will last forever, or five years, whichever occurs first."</p>
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    <p>Regardless, I still love my Blu-rays!&nbsp;</p>
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    Collecting Blu-rays, DVD's and 16mm prints. Also love old architecture.