Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 18:15 to 20:45
BBC Media Centre
201 Wood Lane
W12 7TA London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

After an introduction on BBC Archive by Steve Daly, Clive Hodge (BBC S+PP) will be talking through some of the challenges that his staff have faced in getting the most out of archive film.

The preservation and restoration of film is a vital step towards unlocking the vast stores of historical and fictional archives on film and bringing these images and sounds to new generations in a quality not seen even when freshly shot.

Modern digital techniques enable not only defects caused by the ravages of time but also correction
of distortions introduced by the limitations of the technologies available to cinematographers
at the time of shooting. 

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Steve Daly’s introduction. will give an overview of the BBC Archives and exploring some of the technological challenges that the BBC faces in securing, maintaining and providing access to an ever-increasing variety of content.



Clive Hodge is Head of Operations, Digital Media Services Division of BBC Studios and Post Production.
A commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios and Post Production provides a wide range of media services to both the BBC and non-BBC organisations ranging from film and archive tape preservation and restoration through to storage, hosting and QC of physical and digital assets. 
As Head of Operations Clive is responsible for the provision of both the technology and skills needed to extract the maximum value from archive materials for our diverse range of customers

Clive has worked in the BBC for over 33 years in senior operational and technology management roles across the whole range of live and post produced content.  Having been part of the introduction of stereo sound, widescreen, high definition, multi-channel sound and 3D stereoscopic TV in the UK Clive has seen these technologies move from R&D, through pilot and into mainstream production and in almost all cases to accepted standard practice.


Steve Daly is Head of Technology for the BBC archives, and is responsible for ensuring that the BBC continues to archive content effectively as its programme-making and distribution methods evolve,
and also for facilitating increased access and the long term integrity of the BBC's wide-ranging physical and digital collections.

Steve has worked in technology roles across the BBC for nearly 20 years, specialising in audio-visual content creation, distribution and archiving. 
Throughout his career he has been closely involved in the whole gamut of television programming, designing and delivering systems for live transmission, editing, studios, outside broadcasts and notably for major global sporting and entertainment events.


To get to Media Village

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From White City or Wood Lane Tube stations 

Turn Right out of  either Tube station  Cross  Wood Lane  and walk North to cross S Africa Road at the traffic lights .
Take the left path for Media Centre - meet in the  Reception  where you will be escorted to the Board Room

From the Bus Station

Walk north away from Westfield   Cross Ariel Way and head under the Purple Bridge   you will be at Wood Lane Tube - Continue north and cross Wood Lane for Media Village

Buses 31,49,72,95,148,207,220,228,237,260,272,316,607,C1  TfL bus map

About  10 minutes Media Village

From Westfield

Exit Westfield (map) by the North West Corner - by Next - Debenhams is SW corner M&S is NE corner)
down the escalators and continue with the Bus Station to your right heading north -see notes From Bus Station.
About  12 minutes Media Village 

From Shepherds Bush Overground

Cross the Bus Road and head right up to the Westfield Centre - go up with Waitrose on your right -   you need to head diagonailly across the development...  to exit by Next - see Notes from Westfield above -
 About  18 mins Media Village


Car Parking

There is street parking around the  side of the Media Village - or you can park in Westfield (access Ariel Way use post code W12 7SL  )


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