Caroline Frick, an expert on film conservation, is founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In this interview, hosted by Luis Figueroa, she emphasizes the importance of film preservation and mentions how the growth of film media has had a positive influence on the development of the art of conservation. During her visit to Guatemala, Dr. Frick learned about the work of the New Media department of Universidad Francisco Marroquín and visited the Cinemateca Universitaria Enrique Torres, an important source of vintage films in Guatemala. After this experience, she is planning to enter into a new phase of film research by writing a book about the history of film preservation.
Interview with Caroline Frick by Luis Figueroa Caroline Frick
Business School, EN 605
Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, August 12, 2008
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, August 2008 Camera: Mynor de León, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Claudia Obregón; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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Caroline Frick is founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and member of the board of directors of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). She is an expert on film preservation with much of her research focusing on the evolution of the moving image archiving movement and digital media libraries. Her work has had a direct impact on several important organizations, including Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Dr. Frick holds a PhD in radio-television-film from the University of Texas at Austin; a MA in film archiving and film history from the University of East Anglia, UK; and a BA in history and film studies from Miami University.