Film artifact

Damage to the physical media of a film that results in a visible or auditory defect or error. 

A film artifact refers to damage to the physical media of the film that results in a visible or auditory defect or error.  Damage can include or be caused by dust, hair, specks, emulsion scratches, splices, reel-change marks, a hiss, crackle or pop on the soundtrack, mottling of the image, scratches on the negative being printed positive, etc.; film preservation, restoration, and archival efforts help to keep older, decomposing, and endangered films from deteriorating and acquiring artifacts, through painstaking processes (often digital restoration)

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