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Wealth of Archive Footage Training and Networking opportunities in June 2014

20 May 2014

Wealth of Archive Footage Training and Networking opportunities in June 2014
FOCAL International, the trade association for the footage archive industry, has a full diary of training and networking opportunities set up for June.
Registration for all events is now open, so anyone interested in learning how to access and use footage, through the professionals, should seize these opportunities to meet them now!

Meet The Archives - Sheffield DocFest, UK
9th and 10th June, Phoenix Bar 09.30-11.30am
Need footage fast and no hassle? Need a professional archive researcher?
Come meet FOCAL International, AP Archive, Bridgeman Footage, Getty Images/BBC Motion Gallery and Pond 5 to discuss your upcoming documentary projects.
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Footage Training Week - London, UK
16-20 June 2014 at various locations in and around London.
There are just a few places left to attend a full week of intensive training on all aspects of the footage industry. Ideal for 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.
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Know Your Footage Rights & Pitching an Archive-based Programme - London, UK
19 June 2014, Ibis Hotel, 3 Cardington Street, London NW1 2LW
A one day conference, including lunch and networking opportunities, taking an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities faced when using library footage in the 21st Century.

Topics covered in the morning: Where are we at with proposed UK copyright reform? What's the international perspective on copyright law? Do you know what changes could mean for you and your job? Is it business as usual for the audiovisual archive business? What about 3rd party and underlying rights when using footage? Our experts are on hand to clear the minefield!

Topics covered after networking lunch: Burning with ideas for using archive or stock footage? A case study of how to pitch to the commissioners, how to secure a commission and get international funding partners.
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Summer Footage Networking Party - London, UK
19 June 2014, Dickens Inn, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1UH
A fun night to network with footage industry people, relax with friends, clients and colleagues and to make new contacts! Ticket Price includes gourmet pizzas and welcome drinks. For football fans, the England vs Uruguay match will be screened!
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Raffle Prize sponsors needed!
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Professional footage research - a half day introduction - London, UK
20 June 2014, British Library, Foyle Room, 96 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DB
A half day workshop to introduce the basics of professional footage archive research, supported by the British Library. We have a rich audiovisual archives overflowing with wonderful footage that illustrates our past and explains the present and in the future can help to make wonderful 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.
Topics covered: the workflow, sourcing content, negotiating licences and rights clearance, Technical viewing and delivery options, data logging for the edit, the paper trail.
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For further information please contact the FOCAL International office