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Annual Footage Training Week

8-12 July 2013

London-UK (various venues)

       

 

A week long course designed for anyone from anywhere in the world who needs to know more about the footage industry - image archivists, footage researchers, production managers, producers, directors – whatever your media background, learn how to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of footage archives, their systems and uses.

Includes visits to major archive holdings such as:

- ITN Source
- Imperial War Museums
- BFI's John Paul Getty Conservation Centre

Also includes 2 day Conferences:

'METADATA AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT' Conference
'COPYRIGHT AND UNDERLYING 3RD PARTY RIGHTS' Conference

Includes:

-Tuition
-Visits
-Screenings
-Metadata Conference
-Copyright Conference
-Lunches
-Refreshments
-Summer Networking event

Registration Fee £850.00 + VAT (Early Bird Rate Extended 17th June, thereafter £900 + VAT)


To register use BOOK EVENT button above.

SCHEDULE:

Monday 8th July An Introduction to Film & Video Technology
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
All Saints Annexe
Austral Street
London
SE11 4SJ

(Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle)

09.30 Welcome and introduction to the week of events by Sue Malden, Chair - FOCAL International, Anne Johnson, Commercial Manager – FOCAL International and Julie Lewis, General Manager – FOCAL International

10.00-17.00 David Walsh, Head of Digital Collections - Imperial War Museums

From 1896 to the present day. David Walsh will provide a fascinating and informative overview of the history and development of the moving image from early experiments to the present day. Delegates will look at the history, technology and production processes for both film and video, and be introduced to the various film and video formats which have been used throughout the years.
The session will then turn to the implications this scope and variety of formats has for moving image collections in relation to collections management and the retention and preservation of master materials.
Delegates will also learn about the restoration process including colour, grain, speed and sound and the advances in technology which have made ever more sophisticated work possible.
Finally, bringing this journey up to date, delegates will explore developments in moving image in the new digital age and how this will impact upon production, retention and access in the future.
Formats of film with some associated equipment will be available.
There will also be practical exercises on different types of film

1800-2000 Visit to the Cinema Museum for a tour and to see types of equipment used over the years.
Cinema Museum
The Masters House,
2 Renfrew Rd,
London SE11 4TH

 

Tuesday 9th July Restoration in action
Trip BFI National Archive at the John Paul Getty Conservation Centre Berkhamsted


0900
 Russell Square Tube Station, Coach departs

1000-1030 Arrive Berkhamsted
Delegates will visit the BFI National Archive at the John Paul Getty Conservation Centre to explore the challenges faced by a national archive tasked with preserving moving image for future generations.
Welcome and morning coffee at BFI National Archive, Berkhamsted by Steve Bryant Senior Curator (Television)
This will be followed by a fascinating session which will provide an insight into the work of the BFI National Archive, including the BFI’s Preservation and Conservation strategies illustrated by a case study of some recent projects followed by a tour of the facility with Louise Allum (Conservation Specialist), Acetate 1; Wet Lab and Scanner; Nitrate Vault; meet with the Conservation Specialists; Posters and Designs and Special Collections

1230-1330 Lunch

1330 Restoration in Practice: Kieron Webb will give a talk on the recent Hitchcock Restoration

1630 Travel back to London

1800 approx Arrive Russell Square Tube Station

Wednesday 10th July METADATA AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT Conference
Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

0930 Registration 

0945  Introduction and welcome by Sue Malden – FOCAL International Chair
Carol Owen, Consultant, will introduce the delegates to the use of metadata and how this impacts on the use of moving images from the early stages of production to the archival process. What you shoot today is the archive tomorrow. How getting it right from the start impacts on the life of an image. What is metadata? What are meta- tags? Why do we need it all? She will give an overview of the importance of metadata
VALUE OF METADATA
Sara Hill-Prime Focus on operational value of metadata.

1045-1115 Coffee

1115-1215 2 META DATA CASE STUDIES
Sue Malden (Moderator)
AP Metadata from the newsroom – Luke Smedley
ITV Metadata of clip library and programmes – Heather Powell

1215-1300 NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Developments in the UK Hub - Rights management Metadata
Linked Content Coalition (LCC) – Godfrey Rust
Martin Dow of MediaMixer on web semantics
Mark Vermaat of SilverMouse

1300-1345 Lunch

1345-1445 CHALLENGES OF LEGACY FORMATS AND NEW CONTENT 
For archives and researchers
Sue Malden (Moderator)
Richard Wright – Preservation Guide will talk on Ingest of metadata (and all its problems) as part of digitisation of old formats
Paul Collard of Deluxe on film & video transfers adding metadata when digitising a library


1445-1515 LOGGING NEW CONTENT
Sue Malden (Moderator)
Andrew Prior (Data Wrangler) BBC

1515-1530 Afternoon tea

1530-1645 ACCESS TO ARCHIVES IN PRACTICE AND CHALLENGES FOR RESEARCHERS
Moderated by Sue Malden
From research and sales through to purchase and supply. To explore technology, collections Management and best practice in the (footage and stills) sales and production relationship.
This fascinating session will start with Matthew Butson-Getty Images who will illustrate and explains the procedures and processes involved in converting entries on a database into pictures - both still and moving, on screen.
File based production and archive use – Jacqui Edwards and James Hunt

1645-1655 Roundup of the day with FOCAL International Chair - Sue Malden


Thursday 11th July COPYRIGHT AND UNDERLYING 3RD PARTY RIGHTS Conference
An in-depth look at the challenges faced in the 21st Century

Royal Astronomical Society
Lecture Theatre,
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London


0930 Registration

1000-1015 Sue Malden-FOCAL International Chair will welcome and introduce the day.

1015-1130 INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Hubert Best-FOCAL International Secretary and Legal Advisor/ENN will give an overview of international Copyright Law for the 21st Century, current legislation and best practice for all those involved in the production and use of content and moving images. This will be followed by a look at Post Hargreaves and how this will affect the use of footage and content in the future

1115-1200 Coffee

1200-1330 RIGHTS AND 3RD PARTY RIGHTS
Underlying Rights and 3rd Party Rights issues which go beyond copyright – it is about clearances for underlying rights i.e. stills, sports rights, format rights, music clearances (recording rights, publishing and Musician’s Union), artiste clearances, Equity fees etc.
Moderator: Sue Malden
Karen Ghai, Copyright/Rights Clearance Consultant
Jim Anderson
on sport
Ivan Chandler
on music

1300-1345 Lunch

1345-1445 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COPYRIGHT ON BUSINESS DECISIONS WHEN MAKING ARCHIVE PRODUCTIONS
Producers Richard Melman, Spring Films (moderator) will be talking about the issues and challenges that producers have. To include Bill Locke – Lion Television, Louise Dillon – Armadillo Media who will discuss copyright from the producer’s perspective and Jane Robinson from the business side.

1445-1515 THE FUTURE- Is it the HUB? – Copyright licensing HUB – James Lancaster-Chair Copyright Licensing Steering who will explain its purpose

1515-1530 Afternoon tea

1530-1630 Case study: Spirit of 45 and other productions Jim Anderson-Archive producer

1630-1645 Roundup of the day with FOCAL International Chair - Sue Malden

 

1900-2300 SUMMER NETWORKING EVENT
HMS BELFAST

 

 

Friday 12th July ACCESS OF CONTENT, RESEARCH AND THE SALE
ITN Source
200 Grays Inn Road
London
WC1X 8XZ

1000 Welcome by Kathey Battrick-Director of Operations-ITN Source

1015-1100 Tour of the Archive and overview of ITN cataloguing process.

1100-1115 Morning Coffee

1115-1200 ARCHIVE ACCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE:
Advances in technology mean that ever increasing amounts of moving image are available online 24 hours a day. Via a case study visit to ITN Source - delegates will explore the online sales environment, the processes involved in providing access to materials, the scope and variety of materials currently available online and how the sales process itself is managed.
Sophia Gorton, Sales Executive, will introduce delegates to the ITN website and how it was developed in order to provide a seamless end to end process from metadata, ingest and clip bins to the supply and licensing of master materials.

1200-1245 MULTI FORMATS IN A DIGTIAL AGE
Discussion on Multi Format Transfers with Dave Price-ITN Technical Supervisor
A Visit to the ITN Multi Format area will provide delegates with an insight into the technical processes involved in the transfer, conversion and encoding of moving images looking at the variety of formats still used, traditional tape transfers and non-linear processes.

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1515 ARCHIVE RESEARCH IN PRACTICE
A discussion and Q&A session looking at the production of archive based programming with case studies and advice on best practice from some leading practitioners.
This session will include the research and production process, best practice, copyright clearance, budgeting, record keeping, returns and the challenges and opportunities of archive research in the non-linear digital age. Cath Pick to give an overview with examples from experienced researchers, Denis Karam, Paul Bell

1515-1530 Afternoon tea

1530-1645 Screening London a Modern Babylon with Q &A

1645-1715 Wrap up of the main part of the training week by Sue Malden, Anne Johnson and Julie Lewis with a preview of the FOCAL International Awards
 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Call the FOCAL International Office 020 3178 3535
Contacts:
Anne Johnson (on the above number) or call 07712 663505
Or
Julie Lewis call 07957 795843

At time of print, schedule correct, but FOCAL International reserves the right to change.