HOW TO USE THE WOLFSON MEDIA CENTER

In order to find footage that may fit your needs, you can search the online catalog of the Wolfson Archives by entering specific keywords and phrases here: bit.ly/Wolfson_Archives

  • Results tagged as DIGITIZED will have a time-coded screener available to view when clicking on VIEW DETAILS.
  • Wolfson Archives can also provide you links to these digitized screeners as downloadable files. To request them please send an email to info@wolfsonarchives.org with the ACCESSION NUMBER OF ITEM in the body of the message. The Subject line of the email should be as follows: CINEMASLAM + Name of the Project + Name of School.
  • Items that are not already digitized will need to be assessed for availability.
  • Please note: The turnaround time for any downloadable screeners depends on the preparation time needed, especially for items that are on film and have not yet been prepped or digitized. It can be as quick as within a day or two, or up to two weeks for 16mm films.
  • These screeners can be incorporated into any rough edits to help you narrow down the footage you actually need for the final version of your film.
  • To submit your final request for footage you should request only what will be in the final version of your film, because that is the only master footage Wolfson Archives will send you.
  • To request the Master Footage List, use the same Subject line structure as above and include the following information for each shot from each item:
    • ACCESSION NUMBER OF ITEM (same as the screener file name)
    • ON-SCREEN TIME-CODE IN POINT
    • ON-SCREEN TIME-CODE OUT POINT
    • DURATION OF SHOT
    • DESCRIPTION OF SHOT
  • The turnaround time for master footage is at least two days.
  • A license agreement will be issued for each production that requests master footage. The agreement needs to be signed by the Producer of the film to which the master footage is released.
  • The master footage can be sent via Dropbox or you can bring your own hard drive and The Wolfson Archives will upload the material for you.
  • Films to be submitted for the WOLFSON CINEMASLAM COMPETITION receive the master footage at no cost.