British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Recent Gateway Updates

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway is a growing database of infpormation on over 1,000 audio and video websites relating to all academic disciplines. Here are some of the latest updates to the site, which can be accessed freely by going to the BUFVC homepage at:

Nature Video Channel
A YouTube channel of short news items on science and technology posted by Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and Scientific American. Leading scientists from around the world about talk about their discoveries, innovations and ideas in all areas of science and technology. Marvel at sticky tape that emits x-rays, discover the secrets of the world’s oldest computer, and watch Nature’s exclusive interview with British broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough as he presents his views on Charles Darwin, natural selection and the Bible.

Operation Reality Documentary
This site brings together all sorts of full length online streaming documentaries available elsewhere on the web, with new links added continually as the site’s editors come across interesting new content. A copyright page reiterates that the videos are NOT hosted on ORD’s own servers and are not uploaded by them, but are simply publicly available videos embedded from sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, MegaVideo, etc. All videos are assumed to be either in the public domain, licensed under fair use, or uploaded with the consent of their copyright owners.

Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television
The Screen Plays: British Theatre on Television Project is based at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster and runs from June 2011 to May 2014. Funded by the AHRC, the Project is concerned with all plays written for the theatre produced for British television since 1930. It will publish a database of these productions, a book and journal articles, and will organise screenings, conferences and other events. This blog features news of the project’s activities, with reviews, research discoveries, drafts of ideas, etc. for discussion.

Web Lives
A series of 76 three-minute online documentaries following people whose lives are shaped by the internet, including online daters, Second Lifers and social networkers. The series, which has now come to an end, was also interactive – with viewers being asked to vote to help shape the development of the storyline in certain episodes. The series was made by Films of Record.

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