FOCAL International footage CPD week

FOCAL International press release.

FOCAL International, the organisation representing the global footage and content industry plus professional archive researchers and allied facilities, has announced the schedule for its Footage Continuing Personal Development (formerly Footage Training Week) which runs 19-23 September 2016 in London, UK.

This course gives an introduction to the commercial audio-visual industry from archive to exploitation and is designed for anyone, from anywhere in the world, who needs to know more about the footage industry – image archivists, footage and content producers, footage and content researchers, production managers, producers, directors, archive librarians and anyone wanting to know about this industry – whatever your media background, this is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of footage archives, their systems and uses.

Day 1 – 19th September: At the Imperial War Museum covering the history of film and video technology and includes some hands-on experience using different film formats

Day 2 – 20th September: Delegates will travel out of town to experience restoration processes in action and tour of Pinewood Studios followed by the integration of the BBC Motion Gallery content into the Getty Images collections at BBC Television Centre.

Day 3 – 21st September: RESEARCHING FOOTAGE AND CONTENT CONFERENCE at the Westminster University, Regents Street Campus – led by a panel of professional Researchers who ‘tell it like it is at the coal face’ – from the project briefing, accessing the content, through research, copyright clearance and 3rd party rights to include artistes, music, sport and formats plus delivering for the edit. Orphan Works and ECL will also be discussed.

Day 4 – 22nd September: COPYRIGHT AND ARCHIVE FORUM to be held at the world famous Regents Street Cinema (the cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. In 1896, the cinema showcased the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe to a paying audience, and, as the curtain fell, British cinema was born) – again led by experts in footage and content, discussing UK and international copyright law; monetising content, looking at the cataloguing and metadata systems through to the preservation and restoration of the content. Keynote speaker – Lord Puttnam.

FOCAL International Summer Networking Party – to be held at: The Glasshouse, Holiday Inn, 30 Jamestown Rd, London, NW1 7BY

Day 5 – 23rd September: AP Archive will talk on metadata, cataloguing and clip sales within their archive and finalising the day at Sky News looking at the fast turnaround world of media management and newsroom workflow.

Registration for the full week costs £850 + VAT Early Bird.

From 15th August the cost is £900 plus VAT and includes all lunches and light refreshments – places are limited*


The Researching Footage and Content Conference and the Copyright and Archive Forum, at the Westminster University in Regents Street and the famous Regents Street Cinema which also include refreshments and lunch, can be booked separately and are open to anyone, as is the Summer Networking Party which includes some drinks and canapes.

Please check the individual booking forms using the links provided for prices.

*Creative Skillset is supporting this CPD week, by funding a few places – if you are a UK resident and are interested in attending please contact the FOCAL International office for more information – as the places are going fast, RING NOW!