British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 95

VF95-cover_webViewfinder 95 was published in May 2014.

Contents of this issue:

LISTEN TO THIS
The Royal College of Music and The Open University have created the Listening Experience Database (LED), to document the impact of music on people’s lives. Simon Brown puts his ear to the ground.

COMMUNITY FILMS
The Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity project has opened up a range of possible research avenues and partnerships between academics and community film – makers. Sarita Malik provides an overview.

FORGOTTEN TV DRAMA
Lez Cooke provides an introduction to a new project to unearthing and documenting the history of forgotten television drama in the UK.

DIGITAL PRESERVATION
Presto4U involves fourteen partners from seven EU countries to raise awareness and improve the adoption of digital audiovisual preservation tools in various fields including education. Linda Ligios and Karen Colbron provide a tour.

THE NEWSROOM
In April the British Library opened its reading room for news, featuring a Broadcast News service with recordings from 22 television
and radio channels. Dr Luke McKernan looks beyond the headlines.

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HI DEF
The High Capacity Janet Network is supporting the use of UHD (Ultra High Definition) to enhance teaching, learning and research. Emma Smith, Janet, conducts a grand tour.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Keith M. Johnston: Film and History by James Chapman
  • Dr Stacey Abbott: SCHALCKEN THE PAINTER (DVD)
  • Dr Barry Monahan: The Woman Who Married Clark Gable by Pettitt & Bastos
  • Dr Miles Booy: HEAVEN’S GATE (DVD)
  • Dr Sheldon Hall: THE WAR LORD (DVD)

Front Cover:
Lucy Worsley with Toby Coffey and Michael Peers holding the Educational Multimedia Award for 50 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE at the 2014 BUFVC Learning on Screen Awards.