Testimonials

Jupiter Entertainment

Kristen Beard, Production Assistant at Jupiter Entertainment said "The ITN archive provides us with the crucial behind-scenes-experience that every viewer wants in a documentary. We can always rely on them to provide juicy footage and fabulous service."

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Corrupt Crimes

Spencer Thurling, Associate Producer at Bellum Entertainment said "Having access to ITN's archives has allowed our show (Corrupt Crimes) to obtain unique footage that has become the corner piece of many of our episodes. Beyond their footage, the staff at ITN are always available, and their quick response times help us to pull our episodes together in a timely fashion."

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Still the Enemy Within

Mark Lacey talks to us about his award-winning documentary film 'Still the Enemy Within', which tells the story of the 1984 - '85 miners strike, from the point of view of miners who had been on strike for years and women in support groups. 

Mark explains how they used a crowd-funded model to make their film, and how this gave them greater control in the filmmaking and independance in telling the story. 

Over 45 minutes of archive was used in the film. Watch the interview and listen as Mark talks us through some of the incredible and shocking footage uncovered in the making of 'Still the Enemy Within'

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Looking into the eyes of the killer...

Veteran crime producer and Director, Nick Aarons, talks us through the making of true crime documentary series, 'Countdown to Murder', 'First Kill / Last Kill' and 'Maddie: A Global Obsession', using historical footage to tell the story. 

In 'Madeleine McCann: A Global Obession' he explains how archive led the narrative of the documentary. "There is no Madeleine to interview, there were no parents to interview, we had to tell a story from the archive".

Watch the interview now to hear how Nick used archive to bring the stories to life.

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"A new playzone for archive"

Xavier Perkins, winner of the ITN Source Short Film competition, tells us about the ideas and inspiration behind his archive based short film and his experience in using different archive material. "By working with archive footage and putting it into a different context I think it can be approachable to different generations."

Xavier explains how although black and white footage might not immediately appeal to the younger generation, if sound bites of interesting speeches and vocublary from the archive film are sampled and mixed with contemporary electonic music it can make the footage more approachable, interesting and funny - "It can be put into a new playzone".

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Anarchy in Manchester

John Wyver, writer and producer with Illuminations, talks to ITN Source about the creative development of his TV series Anarchy in Manchester. 

Anarchy in Manchester takes a nostalgic look at the late 1970s music scene. It is solely archive based, including performances from The Jam, Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols and many more. 

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Uses of archive footage in film

Paul Crompton, Freelance Executive Producer and co-owner of Barge Pole Productions Ltd. talks to ITN Source about his experiences using archive footage in his productions and new and different ways he has found to utilize the footage to tell the story.

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Discovery Education Espresso

Lewis Bronze, Director of Content at Discovery Education shares his knowledge and experiences of using archive footage in digital learning tools.  

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Last Days in Vietnam

Pat Bischetti, Co-Producer at Moxie Firecracker Films: “We enjoyed working with ITN Source who helped provide important footage for Last Days in Vietnam. Its been another great collaboration.”

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MoMA Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

Jodi Roberts, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA: "Thanks to ITN Source, we are able to feature the only existing footage of Holiday singing 'Strange Fruit,' recorded during a live performance on a British TV show in 1959.

Among Lawrence's contemporaries, Billie Holiday stands out as an artist who bravely used her public platform to draw attention to the discrimination and violence many blacks faced in the South, prompting millions to leave their homes in search of better opportunities in Northern cities. In 1939, while Lawrence was conducting research for his famous Migration Series, Holiday first recorded "Strange Fruit," a song that offers a haunting metaphor for lynching. Her usual label, Columbia Records, had refused to record the song, fearing retribution for Southern distributors. So, Holiday negotiated a one-time release to work with Commodore Records. An unquestionable hit, the song sold more than one million copies and played an influential role in inaugurating the genre of civil rights protest songs. "

https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1549

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