British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 79

VF79_coverViewfinder 79 was published in May 2010 and includes the supplement Media Online Focus (download MOF issue 40 in PDF format here).

Contents of this issue:

VIDEOCONFERENCING IN HE

Dr Simon Clarke looks at how to make best use of videoconferencing technology.

SUPPORTING AND ENABLING VIDEO USE

Julie Allison, Wayne Britcliffe and Anthony Leonard, University of York, describe some of the latest ways in which they have been managing their video content – from creation to access.

THE ORIGIN OF THE THESES

Cinema and medical science are old bedfellows but it is only comparatively recently that fictional representations of doctors and medicine have been used as part of training. Brian Glasser, University College London, provides a prognosis.

CHRONICLE: A GLIMPSE OF TV HEAVEN

Chronicle was a groundbreaking television archaeology series that would be on the air for twenty-five years. Don Henson looks at the history and heritage of the series.

FILM AND THE HISTORIAN

The BUFVC is re-presenting the work of the InterUniversity History Film Consortium as an academic digital resource. Linda Kaye, BUFVC Research Executive, describes the practical and intellectual challenges in bringing these pioneering productions to a different screen.

REVIEWS

  • Susanne Hammacher: The Adventure of the Real by Paul Henley
  • Dr Mark Taylor-Batty: THEATRELAND¬†(DVD)
  • Paul Booy: PUBLIC ENEMIES¬†¬†(DVD)
  • David Brauner: Cinematic Fictions by David Seed
  • Michael Clark: Medicinema: Doctors in Films by Brian Glasser
  • Alexandra Smith: PANTOMIME IN SCOTLAND (DVD)

MEDIA ONLINE FOCUS

  • Page I World in Motion by Zeb Buchanan
  • Page III Moving Image Gateway and Online Catalogues
  • Page IV Online Subject News

PROFILES

Continuing our series on notable practitioners in education and media, Dr Leo Enticknap looks at the life and work of Rick Prelinger.

Front Cover:

Mosaic of images from titles available through the BBC’s World in Motion resource.