Posted: Jul 7, 2010 10:36 am
After I got out of college (the first time), I applied at some video storage archive place in the south suburbs of Chicago. I applied to be a stock footage archivist and I was kind of psyched about it but I couldn't keep from staring at the interviewer's huge melons (which is why I think I ultimately didn't get the job). Anyways, they were the biggest stock footage archive in the country maybe? and they made TIME-LIFE looking documentaries out of old footage and stuff, but they also happened to care for all of Tav Falco's footage (treating the old film and transfering it to mediums with better shelf life, keeping it in a temperature and humidity stable room, etc.). I don't know what rights he had to it or what the deal was but it was a significant portion of their collection.
Can't remember the name of the place, it was three letters... Like CSI or something.