British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 85

Viewfinder 85 was published in November 2011.

Contents of this issue:

LONDON SCREEN ARCHIVES
Film and media collections are being brought to light through the formation of a regional network supporting all organisations in London holding moving image material. James Piers Taylor describes the projects’s progress so far.

ARE WE LISTENING?
Just how prevalent is the use of radio material as an archival primary source and in teaching? Dr. Ieuan Franklin presents new research that is being undertaken by Bournemouth University to gauge the level of academic access to archive materials.

CHILDREN ARE WATCHING
The Discovery Film Festival is Scotland’s International Film Festival for Young Audiences. Katharine Simpson discusses their outreach programme and the Festival, now in its seventh year.

BACKDOOR PODCASTS
The aim of Backdoor Broadcasting is to aid the dissemination of new knowledge produced on audio by universities and learned societies. Dr René Wolf provides a profile of his company’s activities.

EUROPE ON SCREEN
Dr Sian Barber, provides an overview of The EUscreen portal that allows browsers to easily access over 10,000 digital titles from content selected from twenty European archives and broadcasters.

FILM ON FOUR
Laura Mayne discusses the background for the ‘Channel Four Television and British Film Culture’ project and reviews WALTER, the first ever ‘Film on Four’.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Julian Stringer: Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters by Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale
  • Dr Lesley Coote: Filming the Middle Ages by Bettina Bildhauer
  • Dr Deborah Shaw: Latin American Cinema edited by Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios
  • Dr Michael Hammond: 100 Silent Films by Bryony Dixon
  • Dr AJ Macaulay: THE BEAVER (DVD)
  • Elinor Cleghorn: Meshes of the Afternoon by John David Rhodes

Front Cover: Discovery Film Festival.

Hugh Chignell surveys the audio collections held at Bournemouth University.