|Written by Steve Dale|
|Wednesday, 17 December 2008 08:50|
British Pathe are one of the oldest media companies in the world.
Their roots lie in 1890's Paris where their founder, Charles Pathe, pioneered the development of the moving image.
They were established in London in 1902, and by 1910 were producing their famous bi-weekly newsreel the Pathe Gazette. After the First World War they started producing various Cinemagazines as well. By 1930 they were producing the Gazette, the Pathetone Weekly, the Pathe Pictorial and Eve's Film Review, covering entertainment, culture and womens' issues.
By the time Pathe finally stopped producing the cinema newsreel in 1970 they had accumulated 3500 hours of filmed history amounting to over 90,000 individual items.
Over the last 30 years this material has been used extensively around the world in television programmes, home videos, advertisments, corporate productions and, most recently, in web publishing.
Anybody can access the website and download low quality preview videos but Bradford Learning Network subscribers have free access to download the high quality video clips from school.
Click here to access the website.
Click below to download a guide to downloading video from the website.
|Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 11:07|