British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 75

vf75_smallViewfinder 75 was published in June 2009 and includes the supplement Media Online Focus(download MOF issue 36 in PDF format here).

Contents of this issue:

JUST THE FACTS

Timothy Boon’s recently published book Films of Fact offers a new perspective on the history of factual science on film and television. Michael Clark considers what it has to say.

VISUAL ANTHROPOLGY

The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology has been teaching students how to make films for twenty years. Paul Henley, Director of the Centre, provides an overview

MEDICAL LEARNING

Can medical students learn as much from drama as they can from text-books? Rachel Isba has tried to find out.

REALITY BYTES

The Alternative Reality Game (ARG) blurs the line between reality and fiction, game and real life, online and offline, creating an immersive experience for its participants. Alex Moseley has been researching its use for higher education.

SEEING SEVEN UP!

The Seven Up series has followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964. Now available on DVD for the first time in the UK, Susanne Hammacher assesses the history and impact of the films.

ACTING YOUR AGE

Michael Clark examines the depiction of old age and age-related diseases in the cinema.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Simon Brown: The British Cinema Book edited by Robert Murphy
  • Dr Alex Marlow-Mann: FEMALE SCORPION PRISONER (DVD)
  • Professor Julian Petley: MANUFACTURING CONSENT (DVD)

MEDIA ONLINE FOCUS

  • Page I By JoVE by Moshe Pritsker.
  • Page III Moving Image Gateway and Online Catalogues
  • Page IV Online Subject News

PROFILES

Continuing our series on notable practitioners in education and media, James Piers Taylor looks at the life and work of Huw Wheldon.

Front Cover:

Judi Dench in IRIS (2002) directed by Richard Eyre. Image courtesy of the Ronald Grant Archive.