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Adam Foster is the Head Archivist for the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and a graduate student in UCLA’s MLIS Media Archival Studies program. His studies and research focus on the conservation and preservation challenges of community-based archives. He is specifically interested in the application of creative and affordable tools that enhance the life of these collections. This extends to his graduate portfolio research, which examines how recent lighting techniques used to restore color faded museum objects can be applied to the exhibition of color faded film collections.

He holds a B.A. in Film and Digital Media Production from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Adam previously worked in entertainment as a professional video editor and was the host and showrunner for the children’s puppet show Looking for Animals on public access television. He has held mentorships at Canyon Cinema and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, and internships at 20th Century Fox Archives, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and the Academy Film Archive.

Contact: adamtheshow (at) gmail (dot) com