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Shooting Video History

Synopsis
Suggests way of using a camcorder to record the life and times of one’s family or community. Follows the steps and stages of the West Haddon Local History Group in their project to produce a video about the last farmer in the area to milk his cows by hand. Mark Patterson, ex-head of BBC Training, acts as adviser to a group and notes the teaching points. The video uses chapter headings to divide up the different steps and stages that are necessarily part of video production. Emphasises initial planning because it is crucial to the end result. Equal weight is given to human and technical considerations involved.
Series
Studying Family and Community History: 19th and 20th Centuries, Course Da301
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
History; Media studies
Keywords
dairy cattle; film and video production techniques; local history; video history

Credits

Producer
Vic Lockwood
Cast
Alison Tucker 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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