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BUFVC Handbook 2011

BUF_Hbook11_web_small The 2011 BUFVC Handbook aims to provide a guide for anyone using moving image and sound media in higher and further education.

BUFVC Handbook 2010

bufvc-handbook2010-front2The 2010 edition of the BUFVC Handbook is aimed at information specialists, academic service providers, students and teachers.

Projecting Britain: The Guide to British Cinemagazines

Watched by millions, both in Britain and abroad, these fascinating ‘cinemagazines’ reflected all aspects of popular culture.


Cinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography

cinemabcinema_coverThis classic history of early film and photography describes the scientific impulses behind sequence photographers like Muybridge whose work led directly to the birth of cinema.

Moving Image and Sound, Knowledge and Access: The BUFVC Handbook, Fifth Edition

bufvc_handbook08_smallThis annual Handbook is for students, teachers and information specialists. It offers a snapshot view of the world of audio-visual media for the higher and further education communities.

Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio

shakespeareonfilm Everything about the how and why of studying audiovisual Shakespeare is provided here, from silent cinema to the multiplex, from cat’s whiskers to YouTube.


The Researcher’s Guide: Film, Television, Radio and Related Documentation Collections in the UK

resguideKnown as the media researcher’s ‘bible’ and first published in 1981, this seventh edition now has details for over 640 audio-visual collections from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Yesterday’s News: The British Cinema Newsreel Reader

Yesterday's NewsThe Reader brings together over forty key texts on the British newsreels, from their silent beginnings to their revival as the ingredient of television documentaries.

Filming History: The Memoirs of John Turner, Newsreel Cameraman

Filming History book coverJohn Turner worked as a cameraman for Gaumont-British News between 1937 and 1952. This is the first biographical account of someone who worked for the British newsreels to be published in over twenty years.


Moving Image Knowledge and Access: The BUFVC Handbook, Fourth Edition

Handbook_fourth_editionThe fourth edition of the BUFVC Handbook feature articles on sixty years of the BUFVC, the new ERA+ licence for educational institutions using off-air television recordings, the exciting potential of radio archives,

“The Story of the Century!”

Story of the Century book coverThe papers, presentations and proceedings of an international conference held at the National Film Theatre, London, between 2 and 4 October 1996