Volume 2, Number 1 - AUG. 1, 2011

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Akeem Brunson
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Florida Moving Image Archives Donation

By Akeem Brunson

The Wolfson family has donated $2 million to the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus.

The donation will help with the preservation and digitization of more then 40 thousand hours of footage.
The archives currently have 35 thousand hours on tapes like Betacam and U-matic and 23 million feet of film.
According to Rene Ramos, the director of the archive, the department has already begun the digitization of the footage, but the process would be lengthy with the current outdated equipment.

“With what we have now it would take years,” said Ramos. “I would probably be retired before we’re done.”
The donation will fund new equipment to help expedite the project.

Once complete, the footage will placed in an online database.

For more information, contact:
(305) 375-1505

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