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Acquisition of editing and exhibition equipment for the Laboratory of Audiovisual Critique and Investigation

Grant number: 09/54131-3
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: November 01, 2010 - April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Esther Império Hamburger
Grantee:Esther Império Hamburger
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
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The objective of this proposal is to acquire editing and exhibition equipment for the newly created Laboratory of Audiovisual Critique and Investigation (Laica, as the acronym in Portuguese). The Laica is interdisciplinary and brings together various researchers: those involved in the “History of Cinema, Image, and Life in the Metropolis” project; those involved in the FAPESP Thematic Project “Social Thought and the Contemporary Culture Industry System”; and those engaged in other research and critical analysis of film and television. The Laica is the first such laboratory in Brazil. The idea is to create a shared infrastructure for the development and exhibition of audiovisual works. The initial infrastructure includes a full complement of high-definition sound and video projection equipment, for use in the auditorium of the new Department of Radio, Television, and Film building, as well as film editing and word processing equipment, for use in the Laica itself. The exhibition hall will be shared by the researchers involved in the various projects cited, as well as by those working on complementary projects, including projects undertaken by postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, especially the project “Rivers”. The laboratory will provide infrastructure for audiovisual experimentation, for processing and copying of materials in various media, for subtitling foreign works, and for writing critical essays. In addition to providing the infrastructure for research in the area of theory and history for students/researchers of the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, the lab is open for sharing on two fronts: with the Brazilian Cinematheque, which has a laboratory for the preservation and conservation of film and television; and with the USP Computational Electronics Center, which specializes in the development and installation of networks. The Computational Electronics Center is currently completing the establishment a 10 K network between the Cinematheque and the Department of Radio, Television, and Film. That connection will allow audiovisual content to be transmitted in high definition. The exhibition hall will allow this content to be experienced without any appreciable loss in the sound and image quality provided by the transmission. (AU)

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