New Docs! – Documentaries New to the Media Services Collection

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”

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 of the Home Use Collection and can be taken home by students as long as they are not reserved for class use.

Biographical

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

Comedy

Best Worst Movie – HU DVD 7880

Dungeon Masters – DVD 7919

Winnebago Man – HU DVD 7958

Economics

Free to Choose – DVD 7831-7835

I.O.U.S.A. – DVD 7542

Life – HU DVD 7561-7564

Environmental

Age of Stupid – DVD 7818

Running Dry – DVD 7543

Sweet Crude – DVD 7694

Water Wars – DVD 7898

GLBT

Ask Not – DVD 7995

Fagbug – DVD 7883

Fish Out of Water – DVD 7700

Historical

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

Secrets of the Dead: Churchill’s Deadly Decision – DVD 7597

Sex and Justice – DVD 7726

Soul of a People – DVD 7914

Welcome to Macintosh –DVD 7720

World History of Organized Crime – DVD 7656-7657

Science

Babies – HU DVD 7579

Human Spark – DVD 7695

Social

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

Reckless Indifference – DVD 8098
Roots of love
– DVD 8094

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

War

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

Various/Experimental

Family Album – DVD 7836

Poet’s Guide to Britain – DVD 7946

Media Services and Basketball – March Madness!!

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!!”

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 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
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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: 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:

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 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 Lincoln Lawyer (March 18)

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.

Moneyball (Sept 23)

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).

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 … 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

Professors Kiho Kim, Simon Nicholson, Larry Engel and Bill Gentile are proud of these efforts, the new-found collaboration among schools and students, and the impact the work can have.

Media Services Now Circulates a Tripod and a Monopod

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”

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 recorder – each for three days at a time. Now our tripod and monopod can each be checked out for three days as well.

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.