George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio and moving image preservation and digitization service. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.
Most recently, we have added data to our repertoire and our work now includes recovery, conversion and preservation of older, born-digital assets.
We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.
2017 Summer Internship
For the summer of 2017, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more.
The data rescue internship is new, but possible projects could involve dealing with 9-track tape reels (such as President Nixon’s appointment database), and many types of tape, floppy and optical-disk media. You will also observe and absorb ways to puzzle-out (i.e.- “hack”) arcane file formats.
We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio, moving image, or data preservation they wish to learn more about, have some potential projects in mind, and expect some give-and-take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day to day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.