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News Archive for February, 2011

  • Oscar update: The King’s Speech In Newsreels

    At the Oscars this year THE KING’S SPEECH was awarded the prize for best film, best director, best actor and best screenplay. Details of the night’s awards can be accessed here. Director Tom Hooper’s film tells the true story of how Albert, Duke of York (played by Colin Firth) worked with Australian speech therapist Lionel […]

  • Intellectual Property for Innovation and Growth

    IP for Innovation and Growth 2 March 2011, 6.30-7.45pm RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N In 2005 the RSA’s Adelphi Charter called for a new deal on Intellectual Property (IP) for the digital age, but, for many, this remains a distant vision. On Wednesday 2 March 2011 the RSA will gather an expert […]

  • The Sounds of Early Cinema in Britain

    The Sounds of Early Cinema in Britain: Performance, Realisation and Reception 7-8 April 2011 Institute of Musical Research (IMR) and the Barbican Centre, London Speakers include: Professor Rick Altman (University of Iowa), Gillian Anderson (Silent Film Historian and Conductor), Professor James Buhler (University of Texas, Austin). This AHRC-funded Beyond Text Research Network conference shares its […]

  • Film Heritage, Digital Future

    Film Heritage, Digital Future: Practice and Sustainability for the Film Archive Sector A one day event for professionals in film and TV archiving Friday 4 March 2011 10 am to 4.30 pm Organised and hosted by Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research Birmingham City University Margaret St Campus What issues are facing film and […]

  • BBC College of Production

    A listing for this new and developing resource has recently been added to the BUFVC Moving Image Gateway. The College of Production is part of the BBC Academy, which exists in its own words to put, ‘training and development at the heart of the BBC and also works with the wider broadcast industry, equipping people […]

  • Carl Davis conducts Phantom

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) 27 March 2011 Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra Royal Festival Hall On March 27th the Philharmonia Orchestra are presenting a live screening of the classic 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney with a live orchestra accompaniment. It will be conducted by Carl Davis, […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 18 February 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service includes such topics as the British class system, the science of pain and globalisatio. 1. MICHEL ROUX’S SERVICE (BBC2) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the BBC website 2. THE […]

  • Nominations Announced – Learning on Screen Awards 2011

    The nominations for the 2011 Learning on Screen Awards have been published on the British Universities Film & Video Council’s website. All nominated entries will be showcased at the Learning on Screen Awards ceremony at the National Film Theatre (BFI Southbank), London on the evening of Thursday 24th March 2011. The Learning on Screen Awards […]

  • New on the BUFVC Gateway

    This week updates to websites in the fields of biological research, multimedia training, chemistry and experimental/art films. SpectraSchool A site entirely devoted to spectroscopy, produced in close collaboration with the University of Leicester and forming part of the HEFCE/RSC-supported Spectroscopy in a Suitcase/ Chemistry for our Future project. The site includes videos describing practical aspects […]

  • The Future of Film

    Are these ‘glorious’ times for the British film industry? At a recent debate at Goldsmiths College on the 3rd of February 2011, four panellists lined up to discuss this motion. Producer Robert Jones  and Head of BBC Films Christine Langan argued for the ongoing success of the British film industry, while David Livingston of Working […]