British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

SCREEN ARCHIVE SOUTH EAST

Description
Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. Established in 1992 at the University of Brighton as the South East Film & Video Archive, the function of this regional screen archive is to locate, collect, preserve, provide access to and promote screen material related to the South East and of general relevance to screen history. The screen material in the collection consists of magic lantern slides, film, videotape, digital formats and associated hardware and documentation. There are now over 7000 films and some 10,000 lantern slides from the nineteenth century as well as a significant collection of apparatus and related artefacts. The film material has come to us from record offices, museums, businesses, local authorities and private collections across the region. It includes corporate documentaries, promotional material produced for seaside resorts and the military and work made by cine clubs, independent film-makers and families.
Website
http://www.brighton.ac.uk/screenarchive
Keywords
Kent; Advertising films; East Sussex; Sussex; West Sussex; Amateur films; Medway; Brighton; Sherriff, Robert Cedric; Surrey; Tourism; Smith, George Albert; Williamson, James; Hepworth, Cecil; Royal Sussex Regiment
Access
Limited access. By arrangement only. Access for disabled.
Facilities
Viewing on premises.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for facilities and handling. A price list is available upon request.
Copyright
Copyright held in some cases. Copyright advice available.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: Video holdings are transfers from master film material held in the collection.
Video components: VHS Video, S-VHS Video, hi-band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SPand DigiBeta.
Film: 2,000 cans. The collection comprises promotional and publicity films (20%), amateur footage (20%), documentaries (10%, short films and home cinema release (5%), news and current affairs (10%), educational films (5%), home movies and family films (30%). 30% colour film, 70% black and white film, 5% nitrate film.
Film components: 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Searchable online database of selected material available at www.brighton.ac.uk/screensearch. Database of further material also available in-house.

Additional Information

Notes
In development for an on-line use in museums, libraries, record offices and schools.
Conservation policy
The Screen Archive’s preservation activities are determined by the condition and nature of the material and the income available for this work. To safeguard the archive ‘original’, where possible a preservation ‘master’ is created by copying the original onto new film stock. All film, video and digital ‘originals’ are transferred onto either a digital tape or disc in order to create a digital access master.

Main Contact

Name
Dr. Frank Gray
Job title
Archive Director
Telephone
01273-643213
Fax
01273-643128
Email
screenarchive@brighton.ac.uk
Address
University of Brighton
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY

Alternate Contact

Name
Ine van Dooren
Job title
Archivist

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