British Universities Film & Video Council

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Viewfinder 82

Viewfinder 82 was published in March 2011. VF82_cover_web copy

Contents of this issue:

SCREENING SCIENCE
Cardiff sciSCREEN is a cross-disciplinary programme that promotes engagement between science and the academy through audio-visual media. Dr Andrew Bartlett discusses how the use of special screenings of new film releases facilitates debate on contemporary developments in science.

BLU-RAY HIGHLIGHTS
High definition home video titles are now being released regularly on the Blu-ray format – and not just the latest blockbusters. Dr Stacey Abbot, Frazer Ash and Kirsty Fairclough consider three vintage feature films newly available in HD from the ‘Masters of Cinema’ series.

DESIGN FOR LIVING
How have documentary representations of natural history changed over the decades? Dr Iain Barber, Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology at the University of Leicester, considers what the developments have been.

JISC DIGITAL MEDIA
What happened to the Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI)? Jon Moore looks at how it has developed into JISC Digital Media.

SPRINGBOARD TV DELIVERS PUNCH
Students at the College of West Anglia have been using SpringboardTV, an award-winning online community broadcasting resource. Course Director Anthony Barnett and some of his students outline the project’s development.

REVIEWS

  • Professor Paul Wells: 100 Animated Feature Films by Andrew Osmond
  • Professor Paul Kerswill: VOICES OF THE UK (CD)
  • Professor Suzie Hanna: SYLVIA PLATH (CD)
  • Eddie McMillan: The Language of Film edited by Marland, Edgar-Hunt and Rawle
  • Dr Alex Marlow-Mann: Nino Rota by Richard Dyer
  • Dr Martin Iddon: MISINFORMATION (DVD)

Front Cover: SpringboardTV: Cover concept by Amy Eglan, ABC Journalism Student.

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Paul Wilson, BTEC Extended Diploma, working on Springboard.TV.