Commissioning TV Drama, Comedy and Films - Jane Tranter
Jane is responsible for leading the group which covers Drama Commissioning, Comedy Commissioning, Programme Acquisitions and BBC Films. From 2000 to 2006, she was Controller, Drama Commissioning and responsible for drama commissioning on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. Commissions during this time included Shakespeare, Rome, Jane Eyre, Life on Mars, Bleak House, Hotel Babylon, Robin Hood, Doctor Who, Bodies, Torchwood, Blackpool, Casanova and Spooks. Commissions to be transmitted in 2
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Tot’s TV - Anne Wood, Ragdoll
Anne Wood, Stratford based Ragdoll’s Founder and Creative Director talks to John Mair in the Coventry Conversations series about her work, her remarkable success with Teletubbies and her most recent and ambitious project, “In the Night Garden” In The Night Garden (100×30’ episodes) is intended for children aged 1-3 and has been devised by Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, the partnership responsible for Teletubbies. As with Teletubbies, it has international appeal and a breadth of scale
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The Middle Class Bent at Radio 4? - Mark Damazer
Mark (born 15th April 1955) is the controller of Radio 4 and BBC 7 in the United Kingdom. He trained at ITN in 1980. He joined the BBC World Service as a current affairs producer in 1981. From 1982-4, he worked at ITV on TV-am, returning to BBC News in 1984. He joined Newsnight as an editor in January 1986. In August 1988, he became deputy editor of the Nine O’Clock News, becoming editor in 1990. In 1994, he became Editor of Television News Programmes, then Head of (what became) Current Affai
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Making Documentaries that Matter - Paul Watson
Paul Watson and controversy go together hand-in-hand. This is what he does in his films and in the media storms that so often surround them. Paul is making documentaries that matter. Little wonder they cause ripples in TV executive suites and in the press. Paul lives his films. Literally. He has retooled so his “crew” is just him and a digital video camera. It allows him to get right in the face and under the skin of those he is filming. In this Coventry Conversation, Paul talks about maki
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I Have Seen the Future - Peter Barron, Google
Peter Barron is an enigma; he left one of the best and most high profile jobs in British television journalism – Editor of Newsnight – in the summer of 2008 of his own violation. He jumped ship to the digital world of Google where he is Head of Public Relations for the UK and Ireland. Peter's spell at the helm of Newsnight was the longest since the programme's creation and the most creative – he brought in blogs, vodcasts and more. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Peter talking
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Working and Surviving in the Media - Arti Halai
As a TV Presenter, Reporter and Producer Arti has worked in both radio and television for some of the country’s largest organisations including ITV1 Central where she was known as the face of Central News. She has also worked for the BBC, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT, Mirror Group and Sunrise Radio. A businesswoman with her own training company, A H Action, Arti is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. Here she discusses surviving in a media career.
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Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at Kent University’s Centre for Journalism. At the start of her journalism career she worked with the BBC as a researcher on documentaries and then joined the Television Current Affairs department, producing programmes such as Newsnight, Watchdog, The Money Programme and Panorama. In the 1990s she started an independent production company, Sevenday Productions, which was awarded the first outside contract for the televising of Parliament. She was based in
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21L.011 The Film Experience (MIT)
This course is an introduction to narrative film, emphasizing the unique properties of the movie house and the motion picture camera, the historical evolution of the film medium, and the intrinsic artistic qualities of individual films. The primary focus is on American cinema, but secondary attention is paid to works drawn from other great national traditions, such as France, Italy, and Japan. The syllabus includes such directors as Griffith, Keaton, Chaplin, Renoir, Ford, Hitchcock, Altman, De
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Social Media in Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Originally presented as a keynote at the 2104 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute at Virginia Tech, this presentation provides an overview about how you can integrate social media as a learning and community development strategy in student affairs and informal learning contexts.

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Presenting the News - Nick Owen, BBC
TV’s Mr Smooth comes to sit on the Coventry Conversations Sofa. A Midlands TV icon speaks to John Mair to end the current highly successful Coventry Conversations series. Nick Owen is on television nightly. He is the main presenter of BBC Midlands Today and has been for nine years. His is one of the best known faces on TV; from his early days at Central TV through to TVAM, Good Morning with Anne and Nick and the ITV Midweek Sports Special. But what is the secret of TV presentation? Is it a
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Putting Channel 4 on the Air - Channel 4 Day - Mike Bolland
Mike Bolland joined BBC Scotland in 1963 as an office junior before leaving for production work at the BBC in London and then in 1981 for the then newly established Channel 4. There he was the first media employee in the UK responsible for youth programming before becoming the Channel’s Head of Arts and Entertainment (1987 – 1990). Currently Mike works as a freelance television consultant and writer and has been head of TV at the National Film and Television School since 2006. This Coventry
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Working and Surviving in the Media - Arti Halai
As a TV Presenter, Reporter and Producer Arti has worked in both radio and television for some of the country’s largest organisations including ITV1 Central where she was known as the face of Central News. She has also worked for the BBC, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT, Mirror Group and Sunrise Radio. A businesswoman with her own training company, A H Action, Arti is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. Here she discusses surviving in a media career.
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Creative Life After Coventry - Verity Pabla, The Don Burroni and Brad Powell
Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses. Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work. 'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and
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Sesame Street: How to use eating utensils
Ernie is describing how to use each eating utensil.  He is telling the Cookie Monster which utensil he should use to eat different foods that are on his plate. 
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Seasme Street- Ernie cleans up before he eats a snack
Ernie wants to eat some cookies for a snack.  He decides to clean up before he eats his cookies, so he decides to put up his things by matching them with the correct pair before putting them away.
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The Human Economy: an ongoing international project
Eminent anthropologist Keith Hart will be talking about his book, The Human Economy, which gives readers a new economic perspective, covering topics ranging from globalisation to corporate social responsibility. Keith Hart is emeritus professor at Goldsmith's College and honorary professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
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Mini project : DVD navigation : document transcript
This is Mini Project documentation about DVD navigation. It is part of the 2009/10 BSc in Media Technology and Digital Broadcast (course number 2ELE0073) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. It includes a project introduction and briefs for days 1 and 2. The project provides an awareness of current audio and video standards for television and also introduces the use of contemporary digital video autho
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Mini project : digital video editing : document transcript
This is Mini Project documentation about digital video editing. It is part of the 2009/10 BSc ( Hons ) in Multimedia Technology (course number 2ELE0075) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. It contains a project introduction and briefings for days 1 and 2 and an exercise. This project entails the creation, editing, and encoding of a video sequence with the intention of distribution over a particular d
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Rome's Ancient Neighborhood
Have you ever wondered what the Roman's of today are really like? In this video, you will meet the true Romans of Rome in the neighborhood of Trastevere.  This video provides a good description of communities in transition. (02:44)
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Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
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