Moving Image Gateway updatesPublished: 23 May 2012
The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes nearly 1,200 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone or visit the Gateway at: http://bufvc.ac.uk/gateway/
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE CORPUS PROJECT
The ESRC-funded BSL Corpus Project filmed 249 Deaf people from around the country in conversations with another Deaf person, answering interview questions, telling stories, and showing their signs for 102 key concepts. The aim was twofold: to create a BSL ‘corpus: a collection, on the internet, of video clips showing deaf people using BSL, together with background information about the signers and written descriptions of the signing in ELAN; to carry out research using this collection into BSL grammar and vocabulary variation in BSL across the country, and how BSL is changing. Access to a selection of the interviews for the casual viewer is available via this site, and for research or teaching purposes the entire collection of video data is available via UCL’s CAVA repository (www.bslcorpusproject.org/cava), from where it can be viewed or downloaded after registration.
This site is part of the Higher Education Academy supported Creative Contexts: Work placements, peer learning and professional practice in the creative industries Teaching Development project. The Creative Contexts website hosts short videos exploring work placements in the media creative industries, and foregrounds student stories and questions. Contributions from students of 3 minutes videos sit alongside employer perspectives and advice from educators.
LEFT FIELD FILMS
Mike Dawson curates Left Field Cinema. The website hosts reviews, articles, podcasts and a forum for examining mainstream cinema from alternative perspectives, and unearthing more obscure films from world cinema and the independent scene. Left Field Cinema is not film criticism, it’s film recommendation and analysis. Contributions are all grouped under themes such as: Misunderstood Modern Cinema, Comparative Examination, Documentary Milestone, or Asian Avant-garde.
THE PLANKTON CHRONICLES
This project, organised by Villefranche sur Mer Marine Station and the Tara Oceans Expedition, describes the life cycle of the diverse category of marine organisms known as plankton and their place in the marine ecosystem. It comprises a growing series of short films, using image, sound and high definition video. The website a detailed description of the content of each film.
A science video blog, which aims to present topics in all areas of science from the simplest to the most complex and make them accessible an interesting. Many of the videos begin with Derek Muller, creator of the blog, interviewing members of the public and using their common misconceptions as a starting point to explore and reveal scientific truths. Some films include experiments that can be tried at school or at home, others require specialised apparatus that would be difficult to observe otherwise.