As a visual researcher for the past 35 years in the documentary film and television industry, Elizabeth has developed an extensive knowledge around research, rights clearance and copyright for music and film.
Elizabeth has been giving workshops at colleges, universities, and film festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe for the last 15 years.
In addition, Elizabeth has sat on panels and mediated interviews with filmmakers.
During her workshop, she provides multiple anecdotes based on previous projects she has worked on and uses a combination of video and audio examples.
Areas of discussion include:
The current rights marketplace
New frontiers in new media
How to find the best sources of visual material - photographs,
Graphics and maps
Negotiating terms and rates,Inexpensive alternatives to expensive archival footage,
How to document “due diligence” or best effort.
Upcoming Workshops 2020
Sunnyside of the Doc
Atlantic Film Festival
World Congress of Science
World Congress of History Producers
Banff Media Summit
Reel World Film Festival
WIFT International Summit
Vancouver International Film Festival
Universities and Colleges
University of Toronto
International Film Schools
Met Film School