British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 92

VIEWFINDER-92-cover-webViewfinder 92 was published in September 2013.

Contents of this issue:

LAB, CAMERA, ACTION!
Making your own films to a professional standard is getting quicker, easier and cheaper.Andrew Steele and Tom Fuller describe their experiences producing their series of short, sharp science videos.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DYING
Many risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met due to a reluctance to talk about dying, death and bereavement. Joe Levenson, of the Dying Matters Coalition, discusses the importance of media in getting its message across.

CHANNEL 4 PRESS PACKS
In the pre-internet age, broadcasters provided the press with print information about forthcoming programmes.Whilst the identities of the BBC and ITV were well established, the new fourth channel had to work much harder to establish itself. Linda Kaye leafs through the first twenty years of the press packs, which the BUFVC is now delivering online.

REFRAME
It’s been a year since the launch of REFRAME, a new open access academic digital platform. Dr Catherine Grant, University of Sussex, is its founding editor and provides an overview.

INTELLIGENT SPEECH
As part of the British Library’s commitment to delivering a multimedia research environment, it is exploring the potential of speech-to-text technologies for finding non-textual content. Dr Luke Mckernan, Lead Curator, News and Moving Image at the British Library, brings us up-to-date with their efforts.

REVIEWS

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

Front Cover: Assorted Channel 4 press packs. (Images © Channel 4 Archive)