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Team at University of Zurich

Barbara Flueckiger, project managerTagi_Bild_klein

  • Professor at the Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich since 2007
  • 2015 ERC Advanced Grant “FilmColors”
  • Project leader of many third-party funded research projects on sound design, visual effects, digital cinema, digitization of archival film, history of film colors
  • Research fellow at Harvard University, fall term 2011 and summer 2012
  • Author of books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in international journals
  • 2007 Habilitation in film studies, Free University of Berlin
  • 2001 PhD in film studies, University of Zurich
  • 1980-1992 film professional working on international film productions

Website, E-Mail, Timeline of Historical Film Colors, List of Publications, Research Projects at University of Zurich

Claudy Op den Kamp, restoration expert, supervisor of case studiesCOdK_cropped

  • MA in film and television studies, University of Amsterdam
  • MA Film Studies with Film Archive Option, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • 2003-2007 Project Leader Film Restoration, Nederlands Filmmuseum
  • 2007-2009 Account Manager, Haghefilm
  • 2009-2013 PhD candidate, Plymouth University
  • 2015 PhD in Film Studies, Plymouth University


David Pfluger, expert in restoration and preservation of film and (digital) video, scientific advisorDP_crop

  • 1997-2001 PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Basel
  • Since 2004 member of the technical groups film and video, Memoriav
  • 2002-2008 Swiss Effects, Zurich
  • Since 2009 Tweaklab, Basel


Franziska Heller, restoration ethics and aesthetics of cinema, communication andFranziskaHeller_002_2_crop
documentation of the project

  • 2011-2013 PostDoc SNF project “Film History Re-mastered”
  • 2008-2010 KTI project AFRESA
  • 2009 PhD in Film Studies, University of Bochum

E-Mail, AFRESA, Film History Re-mastered

Brigitte Paulowitz, conference organization, speakers and experts

Kristina Jungic, conference organization, locations and catering

Manuel Joller, intern at Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin

Michelle Beutler, intern at Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation Wiesbaden / ARRI Munich

Giorgio Trumpy, consulting, scientific measurements

Team at Disney Research Zurich

Aljoscha Smolic, co-project leaderSmolic_May_2009_cropped_smaller

  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Dipl. Ing. Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Ing. Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany
  • Lecturer at ETH Zurich

E-Mail, Website

Tunç Aydın, senior researcher

  • Ph.D. Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik


Team at Computer Graphics Lab, Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Markus Gross, director


Simone Croci, researcher SimoneCroci_small

Master in Computer Science, ETH Zürich



The complete DIASTOR team at the kickoff meeting, Cinémathèque suisse Lausanne, May 2, 2013.

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