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Viewfinder 78

Viewfinder 78 was published in March 2010 and includes the supplement Media Online Focus (download MOF issue 39 in PDFVF78_cover format here).

Contents of this issue:

INTERNET PROTOCOL TV

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has emerged as a powerful new digital media delivery tool for education. Keith Mitchell and Nicholas J. P. Race from Lancaster University, describe the path to establishing their in–house service.

EAST OF ENGLAND ON FILM

David Cleveland, director of the East Anglian Film Archive from its launch in 1976 to his retirement in 2004, provides a brief overview to his recently published history of film and the East of England region.

YOUNG AND IN CHARGE OF A FILM

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are being given the opportunity to expand their horizons and learn new skills through filmmaking via the TrueVan project.

THE PLAYLIST’S THE THING

Podcasting is now so pervasive that its value as a distribution tool for education can only continue to increase. Susanne Greenhalgh, Roehampton University, looks at the technology’s potential in light of four newly release Shakespeare MP3 study guides.

THAMESMEAD: 21st CENTURY TOWN

Film coverage of the creation of Thamesmead, one of the ‘futuristic’ New Town housing developments of the 1960s, is being re-presented to those living there today. Lydia Pappas, London Metropolitan Archives, provides a guided tour.

NEXT GENERATION VIDEO SERVICES

At Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) significant strides are being made in its attempts to enable the integration of media rich resources in teaching and learning. Linda Purdy, Media Materials and Copyright Manager and Allan Colley, Manager of IT Service Delivery, both at SHU, outline recent developments.

REVIEWS

  • Emma Sandon: Projecting Empire by James Chapman and Nicholas J. Cull
  • Dr Stacey Abbott: FRANK BORZAGE (DVD)
  • Josh Cluderay: COMPLETE FRITZ LANG MABUSE (DVD)
  • Dr Luke McKernan: LIFE STORY OF DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (DVD)
  • Dr Natasha Whiteman: Media and Communication Technologies by Stephen Lax
  • Eve-Marie Oesterlen: Pieces of Sound by Daniel Gilfillan

MEDIA ONLINE FOCUS

  • Page I BFI InView by Patrick Russell.
  • Page III Moving Image Gateway and Online Catalogues
  • Page IV Online Subject News

PROFILES

Continuing our series on notable practitioners in education and media, Amy Bethel looks at the life and work of Henderina Scott.

Front Cover:

Dr. Marcela Carena, experimental physicist at Fermilab, as seen in THE ATOM SMASHERS (Image © Andrew Suprenant / 137 Films)