What do you do when your tape is sick? Won’t play? Feels damaged? Chris Nicols and Ana Marie of XFR Collective are here to cure what ails your magnetic media. In this webinar, they walk you through the anatomy of a tape, how to diagnose common audio visual artifacts, and discuss your treatment options. They also highlight some recent experiments with DIY tape baking, and demonstrate how they’ve rehabilitated tapes suffering from sticky shed syndrome.
About The Presenters
Chris Nicols is a multimedia archivist and currently works as a Film Archivist at the New York City Municipal Archives. He holds a Masters degree from NYU and previously worked at Storycorps, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Archive. He specializes in digitizing and managing collections of historical and documentary analog moving image material.
Ana Marie is an Archivist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Before that she completed a two-year NEH Grant to transfer and preserve ~300 hours of WNYC recordings in the Municipal Archives Collection, created between the 1930s and the 1970s. Originally from the Austin area, she attended The University of Texas and received a BA in Art History and a MSIS in Information Studies.