British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

News Archive for October, 2015

  • John Allen (1930-2015)

    It is with sadness that we mark the death of William John Allen, Former Director of the Departments of Teaching Media / Teaching Support and Media Services at the University of Southampton. He died in hospital on Tuesday 13 October. John was a Board member of the BUFVC for many years.  A very talented filmmaker […]

  • Ian McKellen Presents Shakespeare on Screen at the BFI

    The BFI has announced that Ian McKellen will be spearheading the BFI’s Shakespeare on Film programme from April 2016, full details of which will be announced in January 2016. The news was released by the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign as part of Shakespeare Lives, a global programme celebrating Shakespeare’s work and influence […]

  • New on Moving Image Gateway

    This Gateway includes 1,800 websites relating to moving image 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. The Big Cartoon DataBase The BCDB project began in 1996 as a list of Disney animated features on creator Dave Koch’s […]

  • Visions of Change – the evolution of the British TV documentary

    A season of screenings and special events launches today at the BFI Southbank on the evolution of the television documentary with Denis Mitchell: The Poet, introduced by Dr Ieuan Franklin. A number of events will follow, including Patricia Holland on TV journalism and current affairs; Paul Long on Philip Donnellan; John Wyver on arts TV […]

  • Europeana releases World War I Multi-Touch Book

    Europeana has just launched its first Multi-Touch book and iTunes U course, World War I: A battle of perspectives, introducing students and learners to the causes leading to the outbreak of the First World War.  The book and accompanying course, available from 15.10.2015 on iTunes, allows students to explore a diverse range of different historical sources from Europeana 1914-1918 […]

  • From Shakespeare to Science – supporting best practice in student engagement

    Date: Friday 27 November 2015 (9.30am – approx. 4.30pm) Venue: Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BG  This one-day conference will focus on how moving image and sound can be used to enhance student engagement. The day will bring together leading experts and practitioners from across the sector to share best practice, discuss different perspectives […]

  • Sourcing Media Resources

    Presented by: Linda Kaye and Sergio Angelini Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 – Book your place now Venue: BUFVC office, 77 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QJ The course will explore the benefits and value of using moving image and sound in teaching, learning and research. This includes how to find film, TV, audio and news materials […]

  • Can I do this? Copyright, Licensing & Best Practice

    Presented by: Sergio Angelini and Linda Kaye Date: Thursday 10 December 2015 – Book your place now Venue: BUFVC office, 77 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QJ This course will provide an overview of the current legislation, best practice solutions for citing audio-visual materials and a one-on-one surgery and informal discussion. By the end of this […]

  • Popular Culture Research Symposium

    The symposium will take place from 1pm-6pm on Monday 2 November at Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston University. This first symposium organised by Kingston University’s Popular Culture Research Unit will highlight some of the new research currently taking place in the School of Performance and Screen Studies. In a series of thee panels throughout the afternoon […]

  • From Shakespeare to Science – supporting best practice in student engagement

    This event looks at how audiovisual resources can help increase student engagement and will include the AGM, for our voting members. Book now.