Step 7 - The finished item

Once the restoration work is complete and all the necessary quality checks have been completed we can check how successful the restoration has been. The ideal sceneario would be to show it to an audience and for no comment at all to be made on its appearance. This almost never happens. We can only do the best we can with what survives. Where we succeed with the restoration of this particular film - A Film Johnnie - is in bringing back the structure of the film, the logical narrative sequence and the detail in the picture. The ability to see precise physical movements and facial expressions does much to bring back our appreciation of the performers' artistry.