Here’s a list of some of our newly acquired documentaries. Please note that most of these are not in the Home Use Collection, which means students can watch them here in Media Services, and faculty members can take them out of the library to preview and/or use in class.The ones marked HU DVD are part … Continue reading “New Docs! – Documentaries New to the Media Services Collection”
The ones marked HU DVD are part of the Home Use Collection and can be taken home by students as long as they are not reserved for class use.
American Radical – DVD 7882
By the People: the Election of Barack Obama – DVD 7706
Clara Lemlich – DVD 7890
Directed by John Ford – DVD 7705
Making Trouble – DVD 7566
A Man Named Pearl – DVD 8090
Nat Turner – DVD 7917
Nobody’s Business – DVD 7838
Reporter – DVD 7942
Sound Tracker – DVD 7885
Truman – DVD 7913
Best Worst Movie – HU DVD 7880
Dungeon Masters – DVD 7919
Winnebago Man – HU DVD 7958
Free to Choose – DVD 7831-7835
I.O.U.S.A. – DVD 7542
Life – HU DVD 7561-7564
Age of Stupid – DVD 7818
Running Dry – DVD 7543
Sweet Crude – DVD 7694
Water Wars – DVD 7898
Ask Not – DVD 7995
Fagbug – DVD 7883
Fish Out of Water – DVD 7700
1968 – DVD 7545
Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands – DVD 7693
Art of the Steal – DVD 7698
Copyright Criminals – HU DVD 7544
Dr. Guillotine – DVD 7788
Goin’ to Chicago – DVD 7899
Faubourg Treme – DVD 7909
Hollywood on Trial – DVD 7881
Hotel Terminus – HU DVD 7830
Liberty Bound – DVD 7740
Not Just a Game – DVD 7945
A Place Out of Time – DVD 7596
Roads to Memphis – DVD 7598
Sex and Justice – DVD 7726
Soul of a People – DVD 7914
Welcome to Macintosh –DVD 7720
World History of Organized Crime – DVD 7656-7657
Babies – HU DVD 7579
Human Spark – DVD 7695
Affluenza – DVD 7947
Almost Home – DVD 8096
Blacking Up – DVD 7758
Brother Towns – DVD 7941
Countdown to Zero – DVD 7910
A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism – DVD 7650
Dancing Boys of Afghanistan – DVD 7595
Defamation – DVD 7546
In the Family – DVD 7961
Living on the Fault Line – DVD 7649
The Lottery – DVD 7939
Middletown – DVD 7711-7714
Mugabe and the White African – DVD 8085
My Big, Fat Diet – DVD 8075
The Oath – DVD 7619
Off and Running – DVD 7554
Planet B-Boy – HU DVD 7716
Poliwood – DVD 7966
Shattering the Silences – DVD 7908
Slim Hopes – DVD 7885
South of the Border – DVD 7790
Straight Laced – DVD 7952
Sweetest Sound – DVD 7839
Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo – DVD 7953
Village Called Versailles – DVD 7699
Waiting for Superman – DVD 8017
Wetback – DVD 7944
American Experience: Bombing of Germany – DVD 7618
Behind Taliban Lines – DVD 7599
The First World War – DVD 7824
Germany Awake – DVD 7915
Lioness – DVD 8080
My Lai – DVD 7617
Nice Bombs – DVD 8100
Restrepo – DVD 7965
Return to Kirkuk: A Year in the Fire – DVD 7724
Standing Army – DVD 7757
Stolen land – DVD 8092
Family Album – DVD 7836
Poet’s Guide to Britain – DVD 7946
If you’re in the basketball watching mood this month, here are some videos in the Media Services Home Use Collection that are basketball related… some more than others. There’s something here for everyone, so try one out! O HUDVD 1592Hoop Dreams HU DVD 1890 Finding Forrester HUDVD 5270Changemakers – HU DVD 6048High School Musical HU … Continue reading “Media Services and Basketball – March Madness!!”
O HUDVD 1592
Hoop Dreams HU DVD 1890
Finding Forrester HUDVD 5270
Changemakers – HU DVD 6048
High School Musical HU DVD 6098
Love & basketball HU DVD 7638
The Campaign DVD 7711
Without Bias – HU DVD 7902 *
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks – HU DVD 7903 *
Guru of Go – HU DVD 7904 *
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson – HU DVD 7904 *
Space Jam HU DVD 7990
Shirts & Skins: The Sociology of Basketball – Streaming **
*From the ESPN Series: 30 for 30 Volume 01 – HU DVD 7901 – 7906
**Click here to access the ALADIN record. Off-campus users will be asked to authenticate with their myALADIN info.
The Critical Approach Film Series Presents:Space Jam – HU DVD 7990American University LibraryFriday, March 18 at 6:00pm in the MudBox
Space Jam – HU DVD 7990
American University Library
Friday, March 18 at 6:00pm in the MudBox
In a recent article, NPR highlighted several books that are being turned into films this year. Read the entire article here, or check out a couple below: Adjustment Bureau (March 4) The Book: This rom-thriller is “loosely” based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. In Dick’s story, first … Continue reading “NPR Highlights Books to Film in 2011”
In a recent article, NPR highlighted several books that are being turned into films this year. Read the entire article here, or check out a couple below:
The Book: This rom-thriller is “loosely” based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. In Dick’s story, first published in Orbit in 1954, a real estate salesman named Fletcher suddenly gets caught up in a complex scheme to ease Soviet-bloc tensions — a series of mysterious events ensues.
The Film: Matt Damon plays an affable U.S. congressman who falls for a modern dancer in New York City (Emily Blunt), but strange forces (and yes, mysterious events) keep them apart. Watch the trailer.
See It With: The conspiracy theorist in your life.
The Book: Crime novelist Michael Connelly can’t and won’t stop churning out hit books, and this is his 16th — the story of Micky Haller (half-brother of Connelly’s main protagonist Heironymous Bosch), who operates a two-bit law practice out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car. Haller lands a wealthy client who wants off the hook for attempted murder charges against a lovely young woman, and the lies and demons spool out from there.
The Film: It is exciting to see Matthew McConaughey back in a meaty, dramatic role after he has spent so much time in board shorts (there are serious Time To Kill flashbacks here). With an ensemble cast that includes Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe and the kind of grimy cinematography that popcorn was made for, The Lincoln Lawyer should be one of spring’s big box office draws. Watch the trailer.
See It With: A second date. The action sequences and the soapy legalese will give you plenty to talk about over spaghetti.
The Book: Uber-journalist Michael Lewis simply cannot write a bad book — he wrote The Blind Side, Liar’s Poker, The Big Short and about 100 amazing magazine investigations. Moneyball is Lewis’ glimpse inside the world of professional baseball. Published in 2003, the book follows the Oakland A’s and their GM Billy Beane as the team attempts to win despite being one of the more broke franchises in the American League.
The Film: Brad Pitt. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Robin Wright. Jonah Hill (okay, that one is not like the others). Director Bennett Miller of Capote. That’s all we need to say for now.
See It With: Your dad (or whoever drove you to tee-ball practice).
Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here are 30 Awesome Photoshop CS4 Tutorials.
An announcement from Professor Larry Engel: We’re pleased to announce that one of the films produced by students in the interdisciplinary class, “The Practice of Environmentalism: Science, Policy, and Communication” and its summer site visit to the Galapagos was accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. “La Pesca Vivencial” . The production was filmed … Continue reading “AU Film Accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival: “La Pesca Vivencial””
An announcement from Professor Larry Engel:
We’re pleased to announce that one of the films produced by students in the interdisciplinary class, “The Practice of Environmentalism: Science, Policy, and Communication” and its summer site visit to the Galapagos was accepted into the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. “La Pesca Vivencial” . The production was filmed entirely on location in the Galapagos and features fishermen who are trying to change the way they make a living from the ocean.
The ten-minute film was produced by College of Arts and Science, School of International Service and School of Communication students Megan Barrett, Ingrid Specht, Eileen Keegan, Jen Mandeville, Mark Petruniak, and Chris McMurrow. Chris and Mark participated in a Q & A discussion related to the film’s screening in San Francisco.
To enjoy the film for yourselves, please visit: Vimeo or Youtube
Media Services is now circulating even more AV equipment to enhance your film-making experience. Now Media Services is circulating a Velbon CX 560 tripod and a Velbon UP-400 DX monopod. Hopefully you’ve already heard that we are currently circulating 6 Flip Ultra HD cameras, 4 Kodak Zi8 cameras, and an M-Audio Microtrack II digital audio … Continue reading “Media Services Now Circulates a Tripod and a Monopod”
As soon as we learned there was an unfulfilled demand for tripod borrowing we seized the opportunity. Now it’s your turn. Come check one out the next time you check out a Flip cam or Kodak Zi8 from us; and don’t forget to tell a friend.