In the previous section, we looked generally at what archival materials are and where they might be found. In this section, we follow the general path through archival use, from ordering preview materials (“screeners”) for editing to ordering masters for finishing. Along the way, we look at creative, financial, and ethical aspects of archival use.
In this chapter, we introduce some of the basics of incorporating archival materials into your film's workflow.
Making a film, whether drama or documentary, tends to follow a fairly linear path:
Treatments and/or scripts are drafted ...