British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 86

Viewfinder 86 was published in March 2012.

Contents of this issue:

SCREEN PLAY
John Wyver and Dr Amanda Wrigley introduce the new research project at the University Westminster that aims to collate information on all plays written for the theatre that have been produced for British television since 1930.

ENGAGING THE PUBLIC
The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) has recently opened its new premises at the University of Lincoln and is looking to expand the way it communicates with its users. James Patterson, its director, provides a guide to their outreach and education activities.

SCREENING SYLVIA PANKHURST
Ceri Dingle describes the making of her new ‘crowd film’ about Sylvia Pankhurst while Dr Steven Poole, University of the West of England, provides an analysis of the finished documentary.

HERDING ELEPHANTS – RADIO AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Paul Wilson, curator of radio at the British Library, describes their ambitions for the radio archive of the future.

SHARED SERVICES
The BUFVC’s is currently in the middle its Shared Services project, which aims to expand access to TV and radio resources for UK education. Hetty Malcolm-Smith, the project manager, provides an overview.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Brian Hoyle: Derek Jarman by Michael Chalesworth
  • Dr Rob Banham: Saul Bass by Jennifer Bass & Pat Kirkham
  • Professor James Chapman: TOUCH OF EVIL (Blu-ray)
  • Sam Coley: Sonic Persuasion by Greg Goodale
  • Dr Catherine O’Brien: The Passion of the Christ by Neal King
  • Eve-Marie Oesterlen: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Blu-ray)

To access Viewfinder Online, visit: http://bufvc.ac.uk/viewfinder

Front Cover: Courtroom Promotional (University of Portsmouth), nominated for the Learning On Screen Awards 2012.

Paul Wilson, Curator of Radio at the British Library, holds a pair of hard drives containing over 62,000 hours of Resonance FM MP3 transmission. In contrast, the shelves behind hold only around 2,000 hours of broadcast quality analogue stereo audio.