Film in Higher Education and Research

Film in Higher Education and Research

Proceedings of a Conference Held at the College of Advanced Technology, Birmingham, in September 1964

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: Peter D. Groves
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223148

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Film in Higher Education and Research is a collection of papers dealing with the use of films as a teaching tool in the classroom. Some papers discuss the relationship of film and higher education institutions, certain aspects of the cinema which is neglected at the university level, and the aims of higher education in different countries as reported by UNESCO and other documents. One paper notes that film-makers and teachers are disorganized in their use of films and other technological advances. A couple of papers investigate the requirements for, classification of, and availability of films used in chemistry subjects, as well as the organization of film activities in Birmingham University. Films utilized in higher education involve three fields connected with the institution: for instruction, for research, and for broader education. Another paper addresses the use of films—different from the usual cinematographic tool in the school—especially in research. At 8,000 to 10,000 frames per second, the camera changes from an ordinary tool aid into a scientific instrument requiring special lighting techniques and devices. Other papers tackle film production for education—cost, direction, customer needs, equipment, and distribution of the finished work. The collection is suitable for schools officers, film makers, educators, and officials of ministries of departments of education and learning.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    The Contributors

    Section I The Film and the University

    The Film and the University

    Annex 1 The Nature and Uses of Film

    Annex 2 The Aims of Higher Education

    Annex 3 Interim Report on the International Enquiry by UNESCO on the Use of Cultural Films in Universities

    Section II The Supply of Films

    Film Sources

    The Classification, Requirements for, and Availability of Films in Chemistry

    Organizing University Film Services

    Section III Films in Teaching

    Film as a Teaching Aid

    Films and Technological Education

    Discussion: The Future for Film in Higher Education

    Section IV Films in Research

    Research Film: The Need for a Different Approach

    High-Speed Cinematography in Higher Education and Research

    The Film in Building and Civil Engineering Research

    Time-Lapse Techniques in Cinematography

    Section V The Production of Films

    The Role of the Producer of Academic Films

    Annex 1 Cost of 16 mm Production

    Annex 2 Cost of 8 mm Production

    Who can Afford a Film?

    Annex 1 An Integrated Policy on Film

    Annex 2 Typical Cost Sheet for Production of 20-Min Sound and Colour Film by a Free-Lance Director

    Animation Technique: Planning an Animation Scenario

    An Amateur's Approach to Film Making


    1 Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations of the DSIR Working Party on the Film in Scientific Research

    2 Proposals for a Central Research Photography Unit Made by the DSIR Working Party on the Film in Scientific Research

    3 Some Useful Books on Film

    4 Film Organizations and Journals


    Index to Contributors

    Index to Subjects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223148

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Peter D. Groves

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