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Viewfinder Articles

  • Concord Media

    Concord Media was founded in 1959 by Eric Walker and Lydia Vulliamy. Eric spoke to Viewfinder about the company and its films, explaining how Concord’s ethos and commitment to educational and social issues has been a constant guiding factor through a long and distinguished history.

  • Creative Possibilities

    Dr Catherine Grant, University of Sussex, speaks with Dr Amber Jacobs and PhD student Ian Magor about their experiences exploring and explaining film with the audiovisual essay.

  • Chronicle: A Glimpse of TV Heaven

    Commissioned by the BBC IN 1966, Chronicle was a groundbreaking archaeological series that would be on the air for the next twenty-five years. Don Henson, University of York, looks at the history and heritage of the series.

  • Opening up the Archives

    Dr Shane O’Sullivan, Kingston University, reports on a new pilot scheme allowing undergraduate film students to access footage from the BFI National Archive for use in their own documentaries.

  • Brave New Classrooms

    Lincia Daniel, Schools Membership and Support Officer at Learning on Screen, explores how teachers are taking advantage of a range of digital resources to make learning fun and effective.

  • Myth of the BBC?

    Dr Tom Mills, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, charts a brief history of political bias at the Corporation in his new book, The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.

  • Enter the Future: Behind the Scenes of a New MOOC

    Gina Marchetti, Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park and Stacilee Ford, from the University of Hong Kong, explain the thinking behind their new MOOC, Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens.

  • New Resource: British Pathé on Demand

    James Hoyle, Website Editor at British Pathé, introduces the iconic company’s exciting new on demand platform, catering for academics and students of the humanities.

  • Ousmane Sembene

    Dr Alexander Fisher re-examines two films by the pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene in the light of high definition.

  • BBC RemArc

    Jake Berger from BBC Archive Development explains how the corporation’s extensive archive is helping trigger reminiscences in people with dementia.