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Annual Footage Training Week 2012

12-16 November 2012

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
- BBC Motion Gallery
- BBC Information Archives
- BFI's John Paul Getty Conservation Centre
- Pinewood Studios

Also includes:
Digital File-based Archive Production: From Library to Edit
- the choices and technical challenges facing suppliers and users of footage in the truly digital domain - 

Registration Fee £850.00 + VAT (Early Bird Rate until 1st November, thereafter £900 + VAT)


-Technical Conference

To register use BOOK EVENT button above.


Monday 12th November-An Introduction to Film & Video Technology
Prime Focus
37 Dean Street

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.

Lunch included

• Introduction to moving images – a historical overview
• Nature of film – composition, format, how it works
• History of film technology
• Types of film – negatives, positives, soundtracks, colour etc
• The film production process – shooting, cutting, post-production, release etc
• Principles of video
• History of video and electronic formats
• Production using video
• Identifying film and video in a collection
• Managing film and video in the archive – masters, duplication etc
• Repair and restoration
• Ethical questions – colour, speed, sound, grain, versions etc
• Access to archive material – the digital future

All the above will include practical experience giving students the opportunity to see the different types of film and tape and associated equipment.

Tuesday 13th November-Trip BFI John Paul Getty Conservation Centre Berkhamsted

0845 Russell Square Tube Station Coach departs

0945-1000 Arrive BFI, NFTVA, Berkhamsted
Welcome and morning coffee at NFTVA by Steve Bryant, Senior Curator (Television) and Scott Stark
Tour of the NFTVA

1300-1400 Lunch

1400 Travel to Pinewood Studios

1445-1500 Arrive Pinewood Studios
Welcome and overview of Pinewood Group Talk on restoration/preservations of stills and digital restoration followed by a tour of Pinewood studios

1700 Travel back to London

1830 approx. Arrive Russell Square Tube Station

Wednesday 14th November-ITN Source tour and workshops to include: metadata case studies and creation, End to End Research International Copyright law

ITN Source
200 Grays Inn Road 

0930 Welcome and tour of the archive

1030 Discussion on Multi Format Transfers with Dave Price, Technical Supervisor

1130 Coffee

1145 Mark Parlett, Operations Manager will give an overview of the website, clip bins and on-line sales and reflect how much of their content is accessible via their system and how did they design it.

1300 Lunch

1400-1545 Copyright Law with Hubert Best, FOCAL International Legal Advisor introduced by Sue Malden - FOCAL International Chair

1545-1600 Afternoon Tea

1600-1730 ish End to End Research with experienced Film Researchers including Paul Bell

Thursday 15th November-Tour of BBC I & A and talks on cataloguing and metadata
BBC Perivale

1000 Welcome and overview of BBC I & A to include coffee,Tour of Perivale facilities, New BBC catalogue systems, Metadata creation

1230 Depart Perivale

1315 Arrive BBC Motion Gallery
BBC Media Centre-Lunch

1400 Welcome by Linda Reeve, Head of Sales and Marketing Robin James UK Sales Manager will give an overview of BBC Motion Gallery and include examples of workflow from receiving the footage request, researching the catalogue, clearing the rights and all aspects to completion of the request.

1500 Afternoon Tea

1515 Award winning producer will give an overview of producing archive based programmes and show a few examples. Discuss the problems of obtaining footage etc.

1700 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

Friday 16th November-Technical Conference
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

Schedule can be found on this link.