Bamburgh Research Project has for many years augmented the traditional archaeological record with a comprehensive filmed archive. We use high definition video to record the daily work on site. Video captures the on site processes in a unique way and offers a means of recording ongoing and developing interpretations of the archaeology as it is revealed.
Over the years we have developed an effective methodology that is an adaptation of standard film making techniques to suit the way our archaeological sites are excavated and recorded. We do film every day that we can, and we make an effort to record every context, but our film making goes beyond the archaeology to include a more holistic documentary approach.
We treat video as an integral part of the archaeological archive, with its own site code, register of shot clips, and archaeological contexts. We use the video archive (which now exceeds 1500 hours charting a decade and a half of excavation) to make edited films, that we make available via YouTube and third party sites like past horizons.
Any project participant can become involved in our video productions, behind the camera or editing, and very often the best work has been done by students and staff who would normally consider themselves to be traditional archaeologists.
In recent years, we have tried to keep up to date with social media, and we have been fortunate to have had some very talented volunteers to help us with this. We would especially like to thank:
We are always interested in receiving applications from people who would like to join our media team. You do not necessarily need to have any experience, but we are particularly interested in people who would be capable of running our social media output, blog, facebook and twitter feeds each summer season.