Opening Up the Archives to Student Filmmakers

Guest post by Shane O’Sullivan, filmmaker and lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston University.

Kingston University London recently partnered with BFI Education on a new pilot scheme, which challenged first-year filmmaking students on our undergraduate Film degree to produce creative responses – in the form of video essays – to one of twelve short documentaries from the BFI National Archive.

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VIEW Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with New Interface

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture brings its readers a fully redesigned website and the release of its latest issue on Non-fiction Transmedia.

VIEW Journal started five years ago as the first peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in its field. The online open access journal now has a fresh new look.

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“Working in an archive can quickly become a routine. So we must challenge ourselves in the field itself.”

An interview with historian, professor of Spanish Language and Literature and archivist researcher at RTV Slovenia Katja Šturm about her institute, her profession and the future of audio-visual archives.

Katja Šturm started working at RTV Slovenia as a history student in a part time assistant job on the EUscreen project in July 2010, shortly after its beginning in 2009. Together with her colleague Aleksander Lavrenčič she performed the selection, cataloging, contextualization and upload of selected audio-visual content on the EUscreenXL portal (now EUscreen portal) and Europeana.

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Let’s Make Copyright Right for Education

Paola, a teacher in Italy can show a DVD in class as long as its use is educational and the DVD has been acquired in a legal way. But she is not allowed to show the same programme via YouTube! Mélanie, a French teacher has to ask for permission to the rights holder to scan a page of her textbook before she can show it on the electronic whiteboard in her class.

Guest post by Mathy Vanbuel, Secretary of the Media and Learning Association. The Media and Learning Association has signed the Right Copyright petition and is also actively involved in raising awareness of copyright issues in education.

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Effortless Access with EEXCESS

Europe’s galleries, archives, museums, and libraries (or ‘GLAMs’) are making their cultural, educational and scientific content accessible online. As a result, more and more content is published and accessible through the different providers’ websites. Unfortunately, these cultural and scientific resources are invisible to the majority of the general public. As for web users it’s impossible to know and search all those different platforms available. That’s a problem the EEXCESS project wanted to solve by taking the content to the user. We spoke with Silvia Russegger, senior researcher at Joanneum Research and coordinator of the EEXCESS project.

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International Dance Day

On the 29th of April 2017 it’s International Dance Day. Watch this collection of videos from the EUscreen archive to celebrate!

This video collection presents different dance styles and contains interviews with and portaits of famous dancers and choreographers like Josephine Baker, Serge Lifar, Erik Bruhn, Ismael Ivo and Vladimir Malakhov. Find more video’s on EUscreen.eu!

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Out of Frame: 1968 and the Media

On March 20 EUscreen and the FIAT/IFTA’s Media Studies Commission organized a joint seminar about ‘1968 in the Media’. The next day, we held EUscreen’s Network Meeting in the same venue.

Thanks to our colleagues at Ina and the ISCC for hosting these two events and to all the speakers and attendees for their presence and contribution to two inspiring meetings.

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