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25 September 2015

The Glasshouse - Holiday Inn - London Camden Lock - 30, Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY

How do Archive Researchers find content and the processes of being given the brief through to the finished work
This was a popular event last year and we have decided to make a day of it!!

0930-1000 Registration

1000-1015 Welcome (Re)Searching For Archive Gems - Copyright, Clearances Commissions – Professional Footage Research – Introductory Training
Introduction and welcome by Sue Malden, FOCAL International Chair. We have many rich audiovisual archives overflowing with wonderful footage that illustrates our past and explains the present and in the future can help to make informative and interesting films and documentaries. How much is being missed by simply relying on Youtube? Learn from the experts how to dig out that unique footage and find gainful employment as a film researcher/archive producer.

1015-1045 Keynote presentation by Denys Blakeway of Blakeway Productions, British television producer and author who is best known for documentaries and books about contemporary history. Archive footage features heavily in many of Denys’ productions. Denys will set the scene by discussing how important archive footage and professional archive researchers are to the making of good documentaries illustrated by some of his productions.

1045-1100 Getting started - Employment Conditions - Sue Malden. An introduction to the role from understanding the job to transmission: Employment conditions, what is required of the researcher, budget, rights, timeline and deadlines.

1100-1130 Morning Coffee

1130-1200 Workflow - the requirements needed - Declan Smith. From the first meet with the producer and editor thru creating their wish list to logging the data.

1200-1230 Sourcing Content - James McDonald.  What are the different types of archive - stock shot, commercial still and footage archive, public archives etc? Which is most appropriate to use and when and why. Have you used the FOCAL International website FOOTAGE AND CONTENT FINDER

1230-1300 Technical delivery options for viewing and master material Lindsay Murray – Media Hub Supervisor, Prime Focus Technologies and Jo Griffin – Head of Content Services and Restoration, Prime Focus Technologies -Physical Source formats and delivery, storage, offline and online material, backups and file formats and aspect ratio

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1430 Negotiation licences, rights clearance and delivery options - Kate Griffiths. Licence requirements to negotiating licence fees, the third party rights clearances, record keeping, editorial, commercial, sports and music rights.

1430-1500 Final Deliverables. What are the responsibilities of the researcher? Credits, different versions, logging for the production/broadcaster Programme as Complete. Denis Karam

1500-1530 Summing up of the day and Q & A – All Archive Researcher tips

1530-1600 Afternoon tea and end of conference


Ticket Price includes:

Full day conference
Hot Buffet lunch
Refreshments throughout the day

About the venue:
The stunning Glasshouse, part of the Holiday Inn Hotel, overlooks the Regents Canal at Camden Lock in the heart of vibrant Camden!



UK residents may be eligible to a Creative Skillset grant to attend this event, please click on the logo below for more details.