British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Training Courses

We hold regular one-day courses and workshops, promoting subjects related to the use of moving image in learning, teaching and research.

We provide courses outside of London, and welcome approaches from universities or other organisations, who are interested in hosting such events.

We also provide a number of events throughout the year, regarding the use of moving image and sound in education. Further details can be found in our events section.

For more information regarding any of our courses or events, or to discuss hosting a course, please email us.

Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards

This series of courses will develop participants’ knowledge of moving image metadata, enabling them to create, enhance and adapt their own schemas and map them to different standards.

We’ll highlight the importance of accurate and interpretable moving image metadata, and analyse the key issues affecting organisations that source and store audiovisual assets, illustrating with key case studies and examining with peer-led discussion.

The full programme will comprise three one day courses and two online workshops. Participants can sign-up to all three one day courses or choose one specific area to gain knowledge in.

The first course, ‘Introduction to Metadata’, will be held on 24 January 2017 and is taking bookings now.

Maximising Media Resources in Your Research

We have been successfully running a course on Maximising Media Resources in Your Research with university consortia across the UK. The course highlights the research potential of moving image and sound materials, helping attendees:
  • Develop skills for finding and evaluating audiovisual material
  • Understand copyright
  • Cite audiovisual resources with assurance
To find out more about running this course at your institution, contact Lucy Witcomb – email (link to ‘courses@bufvc.ac.uk) or call 0207 393 1507.

Videoconference facilities

Institutions interested in making use of our Videoconferencing facilities should contact ask@bufvc.ac.uk.

New courses: Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards

The first course, ‘Introduction to Metadata’, will be held on 24 January 2017 in London, and is taking bookings now.

Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast and Multimedia Production

The essential one-day course for those needing to copy and use existing content in their new productions and services.

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Encoding Digital Video for Streaming and Network Delivery – Advanced

This advanced course offers great technical insight into the problems involved with digitising for online delivery and much more.

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Encoding Digital Video for Streaming and Network Delivery – Introduction

This introductory course offers great technical insight into the problems involved with digitising for online delivery and much more.

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Can I do this? Copyright, Licensing & Best Practice

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.

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Sourcing Media Resources

This 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 in archives and online and assessing the validity and provenance of resources.

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Think visual: video storytelling in education

A new and innovative one-day course focusing on the teaching role of video, including when to use video as a learning resource and how to design your own learning videos.

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