About Keynote Speaker
Nick Deocampo is a film scholar whose books on Philippine and Asian film histories are products of his extensive research in various archives, libraries and museums in the Philippines and abroad. His books carry themes like the colonial cycle of Philippine cinema as well as the “lost” films of Asia and the “lost cinema” of Cebu. His research grants allowed him to research in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. After years of accumulating documents, he has kept an extensive film archive, which recently received a grant for digitization from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. When digitized, his collection will be made available to film students, scholars and the public. As a documentary filmmaker, his works about film history, gender and environment are equally research driven. He is presently associate professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and a member of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program.
Having graduated in mathematics and computer science, Reto Kromer became involved in audio-visual conservation and restoration more than thirty years ago. He was head of preservation at the Swiss National Film Archive and lecturer at the University of Lausanne and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has been running his own preservation companies, and lecturing at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. His current research includes colour spaces, look-up tables and codec programming and emulation.