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Group D TOWN HALL ON SCREEN

‘On Screen’ is a collaborative project that will bring together students from the Manchester School of Architecture with our collaborators the NWFA. (North West Film Archive). Using our creative skills, we plan to promote and raise awareness of the archive and its available resources to us as students. We aim to engage future and existing students by developing an instructional guide representing how to use the archive. Manchester town hall is an iconic landmark of the city. The town hall has been a stage for many events throughout history, ranging from film sets to political rallies. We wish to shed light on the significance of the town hall and demonstrate how it is a fundamental piece of the city’s history. By collating clips of NWFA footage, we hope to convey the story of the town hall. // Download Poster

Abbas A // Jim R // Alice D

North West Film Archive (NWFA) offers special access for Manchester Metropolitan Students, however this often goes unrecognised. One of our aims is to produce a series of promotion blog to promote usage of the NWFA.

This poster contains a short summary of what kind of work and collections the archive contains. For further information, please click on the link below.
www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk
Posted 11 Feb 2019 21:24
Last week we put the skills we had learnt from our presentation of the NWFA to the test.

Before even entering the physical archive we searched through the NWFA’s extensive online database looking for titles which identified footage of the Manchester Town Hall. Once we had collated a list together of films we sent this across to Geoff Senior at the NWFA and a few days later we all visited the NWFA for a research trip. Before our event begins in March it is vital that we have together a collection of films, with all the necessary copyright permissions in place. It can take up to 8 weeks for the copy right permissions to be granted therefore our visit to the archive was essential for the success of our event. Make sure to read our coming posts to find out which titles we selected to be used in our events film!
Posted 11 Feb 2019 13:43
We have now booked The Cornerhouse to be the cinema theatre to show our film. The lecture theatre holds 56 seats. All who wish to view the film must bring their MMU card with them.

Location: OX LB.02
70 Oxford Street, Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH
Posted 4 Feb 2019 21:07
Meet our team members!
We're the MSA master's students working together to co-ordinate Town Hall On Screen.
Posted 31 Jan 2019 22:12
This week we were lucky enough to have Geoff Senior from the NWFA join us and give us an introduction on the archives history and how to use their extensive collection of films. The introduction consisted of us learning about the history and use of film, the organisation and the different users of the archive.

The main users of the archive can be divided into three different categories; higher education, public and commercial. After the presentation, it was concluded that the less dominant user is the higher education group. Through the use of the blog, we aim to promote the archive's readily available resources to us as architecture students in hope of increasing the amount of students that use this exceptional resource.
Posted 27 Jan 2019 21:33
What is the North West Film Archive? The NWFA contains a wide collection of recorded footage dating back to the pioneering days of the moving image in the 1890s to present day video production. Housing an extensive catalog of around 50,000 items from documentaries to home movies, both professional and amateur. We had the pleasure of viewing some footage within the Archives’ circular viewing pods, during our visit. One thing for certain is that the NWFA viewing pods are perfect for both general curious viewing or more concentrated research intents purposes.
Posted 23 Jan 2019 16:20
‘On Screen’ is a collaborative project that will bring together students from the Manchester School of Architecture with our collaborators the NWFA. (North West Film Archive). Using our creative skills, we plan to promote and raise awareness of the archive and its available resources to us as students. We aim to engage future and existing students by developing an instructional guide representing how to use the archive. Manchester town hall is an iconic landmark of the city. The town hall has been a stage for many events throughout history, ranging from film sets to political rallies. We wish to shed light on the significance of the town hall and demonstrate how it is a fundamental piece of the city’s history. By collating clips of NWFA footage, we hope to convey the story of the town hall.
Posted 23 Jan 2019 13:55
Our initial group visit to the North West Film Archive at Manchester Central Library. Group D has been given the opportunity to document and research for footage regarding Manchester townhall by looking through the North West Film Archives (NWFA) extensive collection of moving images and video footage.

During our group visit, we met with Geoff Senior from the NWFA who is one of our event collaborators. We were given a tour around the amazing facilities that are housed at the NWFA which are provided free to both the public and academic researchers.

Although this was our initial visit, we will be uploading an in-depth guide into how to access all the resources available at the NWFA. Also, individual group member introductions will be uploaded at some point, once some of us have haircuts.
Posted 22 Jan 2019 23:06