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  1. Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen Keiper Reconstructing Film Culture: Lost Films and Collaboration on the Web Berlin KNOWLEDGE BY NETWORKING Digitising Culture in Germany and Europe June 21, 2007 Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  2. Problem: • about 80% of silent films are lost • also important talkies are lost • Problem that concerns each country more or less Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  3. Unidentified films Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  4. Creating context Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  5. One example: • „THE CASE OF LENA SMITH“ • Found materials • China: fragment of 100 meter • Japan: description of the complete film • USA: production documents, photos • USA II: set designs, private collections • Austria: censorship card • Germany: censorship card • Austria: book publication Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  6. One example: „METROPOLIS“ Still from a lost sequence Keyword in the original composition Title card from the censorship list Original screenplay Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  7. Preliminary film list • about 50 films Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  8. Conclusion: • Losing knowledge about symbolic universe represented both by documentaries and feature films: • Lack of visual culture and • Oral and Intangible Heritage (gesture, body language) • General problem: A tentency to focus on the surviving heritage, to prioritise the visible in favour of the invisible METROPOLIS Cityscape (Erich Kettelhut); Babel tower Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  9. For example: Body language of Asta Nielsen Das Mädchen ohne Vaterland, D 1912 At least 8 Asta Nielson films are presumed to be lost… Zapatas Bande, D 1913/14 Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  10. Solution: Displaying surrogates from the archives RONNY D 1931 R: Reinhold Schünzel Film journals Scripts Advertising materials Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  11. Problem: • Documents are scattered here and there Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  12. Solution: • Collaboration on the web • (webbased interface) • Content • Annotations Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  13. Project LOST FILMS Centre national de la cinématographie Start: June 2007 Duration: 18 months funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  14. Problem of collaborative systems: • Focussing on technology • Technocratic understanding of social processes • Example: • Question of recognition in collaborative systems Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  15. General perspective: • Semantic networks • CIDOC CRM • Webservices for authority files, vocabularies • Collaboration with shared content • - Collaboration in software development • - Building expert communities Perspective of LOST FILMS: Expert communities Search, Identification, collaborative Reconstruction of further films Collaborative software development (open source) Werner Sudendorf, Jürgen KeiperDeutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen