British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Viewfinder 107

Viewfinder 107 was published in May 2017.

Contents of the issue: Viewfinder_107_Revised_PROOF-1

OPENING UP THE ARCHIVES
Dr Shane O’Sullivan,
Kingston University, reports on a new pilot scheme allowing undergraduate film students access to footage from the BFI National Archive to use in their own documentaries.

CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES
Dr Catherine Grant, University of Sussex, speaks with Dr Amber Jacobs and PhD student Ian Magor about their experiences exploring and explaining film with the audiovisual essay.

NOT JUST HBO
Dr Julie Lobalzo Wright, University of Warwick, discusses her experiences introducing Television Students to less familiar television, like live events, morning chat shows and advertisements.

RETURNING THE GAZE
Bernadette Wegenstein, Professor of Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University and documentary filmmaker asks, is there such a thing as a feminist documentary?

TV BRAIN
Chris Perry, CEO of Kaleidoscope, highlights their new resource ‘TV Brain’, an invaluable database of television history spanning 1936 to the present day.

AN EDUCATION EXPERIMENT
Dr Alex Southern, University of Wales Trinity of St Davidreflects on a post-war government ‘experiment’ in visual education, and its relevance to today’s moving image media literacy agenda.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Louis Bayman: A Special Day (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • Dr Jodi-Ann George: The Wars of the Roses (DVD)
  • Dr Lorna Jowett: Undead Apocalypse by Stacey Abbott
  • Dr Jamie Sexton: Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise by Sara Piazza