Category Archives: Film

Filmmaking out of the box? Making media with touchscreen devices

Young filmmaker and iPad

Two members of the DARE Collaborative, John Potter and Theo Bryer, were recently involved in researching an after-school filmmaking project with children in year 5 (aged about 10) and year 8 (aged about 13). They worked with filmmakers, Xube, in a school in East London in work funded by Into Film to explore the ways in which touchscreen devices might

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Playing Beowulf was a Digital Transformations project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. It developed a game-authoring tool based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, for use by literature students in schools and universities, curators and library visitors. The games were shown at a final conference at the British Library on December 7, 2015, Ludic Literature: Literary

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DARE and Shoot Smart, the “Into Film” Project

Researchers from the DARE team, John Potter and Theo Bryer, have won a bid to research and evaluate “Shoot Smart”, a film-making project using Tablet devices, during the summer term, 2014. Shoot Smart is funded by Into Film, the film education charity and involves working alongside partners, Xube Ltd, a film-making company specialising in films in educational settings. The competition

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Cultures of Digital Production and Moving Images

This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy focuses on young people’s production of moving image work in Europe. Introduced by Øystein Gilje and Brit Svoen, it situates the edition in the tradition of media literacy research work, especially in the UK, Scandinavia and the US, over the last three decades, and highlights discussions of policy opportunities in Europe,

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Creative Europe: New Opportunities for Film and Media Literacy

The EU Commission – DG Education and Culture, Media and Media Literacy Unit – organised the EU Conference CREATIVE EUROPE – NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILM AND MEDIA LITERACY in Brussels on 16th November 2012. The Conference presented an overview of the Commission’s proposal for the Creative Europe Programme and the state of play of the EU media literacy policy. In

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Film Literacy in Europe

This project, funded by the European Commission, was a study of film education in 32 EU member states. The project was conducted by the BFI, the UCL Institute of Education, and Film Education. It studied a range of questions, including how film education is perceived in the different countries, what kinds of provision are made and for whom, and where

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MODE and the kineikonic mode

MODE is the ESRC research methods node for multimodal methodologies and digital environments. Led by Carey Jewitt at the Institute of Education, University of London, it developed and disseminated expertise across of range of methodological themes, including embodiment, transcription methodologies, social networking and digital video data. Andrew Burn led on mixed methods approaches to multimodal analysis, and on the development of

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