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Simon Rose

50 Years of British TV Documentaries: A Diary of Decline, by a film editor - Simon Rose 2014

With his unique perspective of 50 years working in documentaries, Simon Rose describes the profound cultural and political changes that have transformed the genre.

 

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The History Project will once again be supporting the industry by participating in this very successful and popular annual event. This year, the 10th Anniversary of the Freelancer's Fair, we are aiming to provide a special showreel of interviews from our archives. Come and join us. Volunteers welcome!

For more details visit: https://www.bectu.org.uk/events/freelancers-fair

 

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The History Project is honoured to be presenting a workshop at this year's Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, which promises to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in oral history in the community. With the theme of Community Voices: Oral History On The Ground, the conference has an exciting and diverse range of papers lined up, covering themes such as project outcomes, hidden communities, inter-generational oral history and many more.

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Ian Noah

There has been some debate in oral history circles about the merit of full transcriptions over key word summaries. Summaries may certainly be quicker, demand limited resources, and prove useful for search engines, indexing and initial research purposes. However, there can be little doubt that - when it is possible and financially viable -  a full textual rendition of an entire interview recording fundamentally and exponentially enhances the value of the recordings by providing a substantial number of additional and important benefits:-

The History Project is honoured to be presenting a workshop at this year's Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, which promises to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in oral history in the community.

Dr.Andrew Dawson is organising this exciting workshop for all industry specialists. Details as follows:-

Event Date: 23rd November 2013
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Address BECTU Head office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London SW9 9B (Nearest tube: Clapham North)

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Representatives from the History Project and BECTU welcome Kaleidoscope's recognition of the project's work. Celebrating the achievements of the History Project: l to r, Sue Malden, HP secretary, Chris Perry, Kaleidoscope, Martin Sheffield, HP committee (obscured), Roy Lockett, Roy Fowler and Martin Spence, assistant general secretary. Pic: Mark Shuttleworth.

BECTU's History Project was honoured with a Lifetime Contribution to Broadcasting award at a ceremony at BAFTA on 23 October.

The award, presented by industry organisation, Kaleidoscope, is designed to honour an individual, in any capacity e.g. writer, producer, artiste, administrator, or an organisation, operating in broadcasting for 20 years or more.