British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 80

VF80_webViewfinder 80 was published in September 2010.

Contents of this issue:


HD READY, WILLING AND ABLE
Charles Elder takes an inside look at Bournemouth University’s leading media studio, the first campus-based High Definition facility in the UK.

HUMBOX
Shared resources are increasingly at a premium in the current funding climate for UK education. Kate Borthwick from the University of Southampton profiles the HumBox experience of publishing open content

RE-DISCOVERING THOROLD DICKINSON
Three of the films made by the educator and film director Thorold Dickinson are now available on DVD. Film historian James Leahy provides a personal view.

GREEN PARK
In 1938 the novelist Walter Greenwood set up Greenpark Productions to make non-fiction films and it would continue to do so for the next six decades. Brian Norris, who now runs the company, looks at its long history and how its footage has been used to enrich educational resources.

COPYRIGHT AND YOU
How important are Intellectual Property rights in education and how relevant is the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act to staff and students? Jason Miles-Campbell of JISC Legal provides an introductory guide.

WORLD AT WAR
In 1973 ITV first began screening its mammoth 26-part history of the Second World War narrated by Laurence Olivier. Professor James Chapman looks back at the series in the light of a new version being released on Blu-ray to assess its continuing value as an educational resource.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Kate O’Riordan: Live from the Moon by Michael Allen
  • Seán Street: THEY WALKED AND TALKED (DVD)
  • Dr Miles Booy: Television Drama by Trish Dunleavy
  • Dr Deana Rankin: OTHELLO (CD)
  • John Riley: COI COLLECTIONS / LOOK AT LIFE (DVD)

PROFILES

We celebrate Murray Weston‘s career at BUFVC on his retirement as Chief Executive.

Front Cover: ‘Exit stage rights … ’ (page 14). Original image by Brendan Adkins, adapted by J. Miles-Campbell under Creative Commons licence.