NewsFilm Online delivered up to 60,000 segmented encodings, totalling some 3,000 hours from the archives of ITN and Reuters Television – including some of the most significant events of the past century such as the Crystal Palace fire (1936) to the first interview with Nelson Mandela (1961), from the battle of Newport Bridge (1975) to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997) are all included.
Newsfilm Online allows users to download and manipulate news broadcasts on a wide range of themes, reflecting epochal events through contemporaneous media reports. Although the material clearly benefits historians and media students, the project’s rationale has been to digitise the broadest possible range to ensure relevance across a whole range of academic disciplines. Footage of ‘vox pops’ and football matches, for example, allow analysis of changing fashions or the behaviour of crowds.
|Project start date: 2004-04||Project end date: 2007-02|
|Cataloguing and indexing||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Content-based sound retrieval||Data analysis|
|Motion analysis||Data analysis|
|Sound analysis||Data analysis|
|Sound editing||Data structuring and enhancement|
|moving image||Content types|
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Content types created:
Moving Image, Sound, Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Quicktime, Windows Media Player
Source material used:
60,000 segmented encodings, totalling 3,000 hours and associated materials from the archives of ITN and Reuters television, which includes several key cinema newsreels.
Digital resource created:
3,000 hours of newsreel footage, digitised by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). Users can embed clips in virtual learning environments or PowerPoint presentations and can ‘quote’ from the source material in essays just as they would quote from a printed resource.
Creation of WMP and QT files from the MPEG2 via transcoding
Data Formats created:
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word Document (DOC), MPEG2, ppt
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Valentina Asciutti|
|Record updated||2010-04-19 15:59|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2676|
|Citation of record||Valentina Asciutti: Newsfilm Online.|
created: 2010-04-19, last updated 2010-04-19 15:59