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Preserve a record of a performance

Keywords:  Preserve

Activity Definition(s)

Performances and other events can be captured using various media, which can then be digitally preserved for further reconstruction or dissemination, giving future audiences some sense of the original performance.

  • Identify aspects of the performance or event to be captured.
  • Plan the methods, sequence and media of capture for the performance or event, such as time-based media (video, audio), still photography or drawings.
  • Capture the performance or event using the methods and media.
  • Capture any performance artifacts of interest, such as program notes, scripts or narratives; possibly capture scores or choreography, or links to them.
  • Capture associated metadata and provenance information, for the overall performance or event and for individual media objects.
  • Obtain any necessary releases or permissions from performers or copyright holders.
  • Edit and prepare final package(s) of the materials.
  • Preserve materials in a digital storage facility.
  • Publicize results as appropriate.

    Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

    See the story submitted by Lisa Wymore, "Tele-immersion and Live Performance" in the post-performance section (see excerpts in the notes section below).

    Tools (examples)

    Optional: examples of tools that perform some part or all of the defined activity, ideally with links to relevant project or vendor web sites

    Tool name

    What it does

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    Related Collections/Content (examples)

    Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

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    Collection/content description

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    Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

    Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

    Standard name / body

    What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

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    Notes, comments, related activities, concerns

    From Lisa Wymore's story:

The event is video taped using two High Definition professional level cameras with a professional crew. More photos are taken during the performance itself.

Post Performance:

Video data taken live from the performance is being loaded onto a hard drive for editing. Photos taken during the performance are posted to Shutterfly and Kodak Photo Gallery. The photos, and a compressed video document(s) will be uploaded to various websites eventually. The next step is to organize all of the archival data, language about the event , and other relevant materials in such a way that is accessible to the public, and also organize the materials for presenters to pick up the performance. The goal is to tour the performance, with the portable Tele-Immersion systems to national and international venues. So the work needs to be organized and put on the internet in a useful and professional manner. And the materials need to be networked out to as many people as possible.

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