British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 97

VF97-cover-webViewfinder 97 was published in November 2014.

Contents of this issue:

VIRTUAL ROME
A vivid visual reconstruction can help to express the complex findings of archaeologists and historians in an accessible, engaging way. Dr Matthew Nicholls presents his work in the field.

SPACES FOR TELEVISION
What impact did physical space have on both changing modes of production and television aesthetics? Professor Jonathan Bignell looks at the evidence.

PARARCHIVE – OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL COMMUNITIES
Pararchive aims to co-produce a new ‘open access’ digital resource that facilitates use of public archival material online. Daniel H. Mutibwa and Fiona Philip help join the dots. Read online here

THE FILM SPACE
A new resource aims to encourage and build an understanding and appreciation of moving images, in all forms, for those in full-time education. Its co-founder, Ian Wall, fills in the blanks.

BOLLYWOOD GOES SHAKESPEARE
India produces more films per year than any other nation, yet only a smattering of these relate to Shakespeare. Dr Deana Rankin looks at recent attempts to explore why that might be.

(NOT) COMIN’ AT YA! 3D’S LOST HISTORY
Hollywood has experimented with 3D for decades. Dr Simon Brown looks at the history of 3D cinema and considers where these kinds of films might be heading.

REVIEWS

  • Professor Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs: Film Stardom, Myth and Classicism by Michael Williams
  • Dr E. Anna Claydon: THE BIG MELT (DVD)
  • Gareth Longstaff: Zizek and Media Studies edited by Flisfeder & Willis
  • Helen Jacey: Writing for TV Series & Soaps by Yvonne Grace

Front Cover: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wear 3-D glasses while watching a TV commercial during Super Bowl 43 on 1 February 2009.
Image: Official White House Photo – © by Pete Souza