Multimedia Resources @ AU

Whether you are putting together a slide presentation, creating a video assignment, or working on your film thesis, there are a host of resources available at AU to both students and faculty. Unfortunately these are scattered all over campus – in the Library, in the New Media Center, in the School of Communication. Until now … Continue reading “Multimedia Resources @ AU”

Whether you are putting together a slide presentation, creating a video assignment, or working on your film thesis, there are a host of resources available at AU to both students and faculty. Unfortunately these are scattered all over campus – in the Library, in the New Media Center, in the School of Communication. Until now it has been difficult to find information about what resources are where. There is now a webpage which is one location for information about multimedia production resources all over campus-
http://www.american.edu/training/multimedia/index.cfm
• Looking for a Mac lab? The webpage has information about the main multimedia labs on campus, their hours, facilities, and restrictions.
• Tracking down the specific software application you need can be difficult. The webpage has a matrix of what software is in each of the major labs. It also lists which version of each application is available so you don’t get caught by incompatibility problems.
• Where can you borrow a tripod to shoot your video assignment? A list of circulating hardware is included as well as user manuals for cameras, audio recorders and, yes, tripods.
• Getting started. The webpage has information about software specific training sessions held in the multimedia labs. There are also links to comprehensive online training sites like Lynda.com and AdobeTV. Before you begin a video project, you might want to look at “Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera”.

You can find the Multimedia Resources @ AU webpage linked from the www.american.edu/training pages and from the www.american.edu/library/mediaservices pages.

Stanley Kubrick Minimal Pictographic Movie Posters

HU DVD 3274 HU DVD 3273 HU DVD 2168 Check out these cool minimal pictographic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick films spotted on the Laughing Squid blog. These and several more were created by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Check out some more here. Check out some of these films directed by Stanley Kubrick, which … Continue reading “Stanley Kubrick Minimal Pictographic Movie Posters”


HU DVD 3274


HU DVD 3273


HU DVD 2168
Check out these cool minimal pictographic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick films spotted on the Laughing Squid blog. These and several more were created by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Check out some more here.

Check out some of these films directed by Stanley Kubrick, which are available for Home Use right here in Media Services.

Eyes Wide Shut – HU DVD 132

Barry Lyndon – HU DVD 1816

The Shining – HU DVD 2168

Paths of Glory – HU DVD 3271

Spartacus – HU DVD 3272

Lolita – HU DVD 3273

A Clockwork Orange – HU DVD 3274

Killer’s Kiss – HU DVD 3275

Dreamweaver CS5 Tutorial: How to Design a Website

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS5 on how to design a website.

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS5 on how to design a website.

Dreamweaver CS4 Tutorial: How to Design a Website

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS4 on how to design a website.

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS4 on how to design a website.

Dreamweaver CS5 Tutorial: How to Design a Website

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS5 on how to design a website.

Although we always recommend you use lynda.com when you may have questions on Digital Media Studio software, here is a tutorial for Dreamweaver CS5 on how to design a website.

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books

Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. Read more of the Amazon Press Release.See what … Continue reading “Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books”

Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. Read more of the Amazon Press Release.
See what the AV Club blog had to say.

Remembering Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen’s prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting. In films including “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Prince of the City,” “The Verdict” and “Q&A,” he explored the always-fragile justice system and the … Continue reading “Remembering Sidney Lumet”

Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen’s prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting. In films including “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Prince of the City,” “The Verdict” and “Q&A,” he explored the always-fragile justice system and the danger that men motivated by greed, prejudice or a thirst for power can pervert it.

Lumet died at his home in Manhattan. The prolific helmer of more than 40 films was 86.
Read more from Variety magazine here.

Or from the New York Times

Check out on of these Lumet films from the Media Services collection. Please note some are VHS and an asterisk indicates that they are currently being taught this semester and are unavailable for Home Use.

Network – HU DVD 26*

Dog Day Afternoon – HU VHS 4765

The Verdict – HU VHS 6743*

Deathtrap – HU DVD 713

Fail-safe – HU DVD 4009

Serpico – HU DVD 5485

The Pawnbroker – HU DVD 5173

Family Business – HU DVD 4957

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – HU DVD 5611

12 Angry Men – HU DVD 2265

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – HU DVD 4201

A Stranger Among Us – VHS 6523

Running on Empty – HU DVD 4932