British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Recent additions to the Moving Image Gateway

Learning on Screen’s Gateway includes over 1,900 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 (020 7393 1500).

92Y On Demand
Huge archive of freely available audio and video interviews with around 1000 notable figures from the worlds of literature, art, music, entertainment, politics and sport who have appeared at the 92Y, a New York community centre and cultural institution with a history stretching back to the late nineteenth century. Users can search by year, topic or performer name to find Kurt Vonnegut’s first public reading from ‘Breakfast of Champions’ in 1970, Wallace Stevens reciting ‘An Ordinary Evening in New Haven’, Iris Murdoch discussing philosophy and novel writing and Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan debating whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. Known for its sophisticated, well-read audiences, the quality of debate is high and the topics range widely, covering sports, comedy, Jewish issues, business & finance and science & technology, as well as literature.

Design Matters
One of the first podcasts dedicated to design, Debbie Millman’s show has been going since 2005 and, as of 2016, features over 250 episodes, featuring interviews with graphic designers, artists, writers, cartoonists, film makers, actors, curators and architects (to name but a few) about the importance of design in their chosen discipline. Beautifully designed (as one would expect) and browsable by interviewee name and discipline, the podcast is free to listen to and also available on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Frames Cinema Journal
Biannual online film, media and screen studies journal which is produced by the postgraduate community within the Film Studies Department at the University of St Andrews. The first issue will be of particular interest to scholars interested in the potential of digital technology to transform film and media studies, via the increasing use of the the video essay Other pieces look at automated film analysis, the implications of digital film archives, and questions of copyright are addressed in The Image as Direct Quotation: Identity, Transformation, and the Case for Fair Use.

The Infinite Monkey Cage
This entertaining podcast is presented by physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, who synthesise their talents to produce an informative and lively mixture of science and humour. Each episode features different guests – usually a combination of two scientists and a comedian – and the show’s structure often takes the form of a dialogue between scientist (usually an expert in his or her particular field) and comedian, with the comedian asking deliberately naive questions in order to elicit an enlightening response from the scientist.

FiveThirtyEight Politics
Taking its name from the number of electors in the US Electoral College, this podcast analyses politics and elections through opinion polls and other data to present an informed look at the subject through editor Nate Silver’s own methodology, (derived from a way of analysing baseball statistics) based on using poll data together with comparative demographic information. The site correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 election in all fifty states.

Walt Whitman Archive
Resource which aims to make the work of Walt Whitman freely available to researchers, scholars and general readers. The Pictures and Sound section of the site includes audio recordings of Professor Eric Forsythe reading ‘Poets to Come’ and the 52 sections of ‘Song of Myself. Also available is audio of a 36 wax cylinder recording, thought to be of Whitman himself, reading four lines of his poem ‘America’.

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