Barney Rosset, First Amendment crusader, dies

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: February 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM ET (New York Times) NEW YORK (AP) — Barney Rosset was a publisher, not an author, and struggled for decades to write the story of his brave and wild life. But few over the past 60 years had so profound an impact on the way … Continue reading “Barney Rosset, First Amendment crusader, dies”

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM ET (New York Times)

NEW YORK (AP) — Barney Rosset was a publisher, not an author, and struggled for decades to write the story of his brave and wild life. But few over the past 60 years had so profound an impact on the way we read today. Read more

Check out these films about the late Barney Rosset:

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press – DVD 5707
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Create a cool animated photo montage in After Effects

This 14 step online tutorial from Layers Magazine teaches you how to create a really cool animated photo montage. It’s structured in a way that easily enables you to switch out the photos in the animation for new ones as well. Your final result will be a short animated Quicktime movie. Check it out! How … Continue reading “Create a cool animated photo montage in After Effects”

This 14 step online tutorial from Layers Magazine teaches you how to create a really cool animated photo montage. It’s structured in a way that easily enables you to switch out the photos in the animation for new ones as well. Your final result will be a short animated Quicktime movie. Check it out!

How to create an Animated Photo Montage

1 IMPORT SLIDESHOW ASSETS
In After Effects, double-click in the Project panel to bring up the Import File dialog, then locate and import the images you wish to use. For our project, I’m importing three folders of photos of yours truly training in the Italian Alps before a big race in Spain and one paper-texture image I downloaded from iStockphoto to use as a background. Note: Though not imperative, ensuring your snapshot images are all the same pixel size will make this project a breeze to complete at the end.

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Selected New Home Use Titles in Media Services

Check out these titles that were recently added to the Media Services Home Use Collection. Hero/Ying Xiong – HU DVD 596Elephant – HU DVD 790Longest Day – HU DVD 1263Office: Season 6 – HU DVD 4029-4033Office: Season 7 – HU DVD 4034-4038Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe le Pew – HU DVD 4255She’s the Man – … Continue reading “Selected New Home Use Titles in Media Services”

Check out these titles that were recently added to the Media Services Home Use Collection.

Hero/Ying Xiong – HU DVD 596
Elephant – HU DVD 790
Longest Day – HU DVD 1263
Office: Season 6 – HU DVD 4029-4033
Office: Season 7 – HU DVD 4034-4038
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe le Pew – HU DVD 4255
She’s the Man
– HU DVD 4379
New Moon – HU DVD 6892
Eclipse – HU DVD 6893

Matrix Revolutions
– HU DVD 7843
Bones: Season 1 – HU DVD 9341-9344
Backyard & Charleen – HU DVD 9471
Sherman’s March – HU DVD 9472
Time Indefinite – HU DVD 9473
Six O’Clock News – HU DVD 9474
Bright Leaves – HU DVD 9475
Captain Abu Raed – HU DVD 9476
Mysterious Object at Noon – HU DVD 9477
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq – HU DVD 9478
Outsourced – HU DVD 9479
Notes on a Scandal – HU DVD 9480
Mildred Pierce – HU DVD 9481
Salt of this Sea – HU DVD 9482
Khuda Kay Liye – HU DVD 9483
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – HU DVD 9499
Names of Love – HU DVD 9500
Kinky Boots/Drôles de Bottes – HU DVD 9501
Romantic Warriors – HU DVD 9518
7 Men from Now – HU DVD 9519
Mill and the Cross – HU DVD 9520
Blessed by Fire – HU DVD 9522
Viva Laldjerie – HU DVD 9524
Madhumati – HU DVD 9525
Awful Truth
– HU DVD 9567
Bend of the River – HU DVD 9577
Facing the Giants – HU DVD 9657
Elf – HU DVD 9658
Simple Life – HU DVD 9660
Drive
– HU DVD 9664
Warrior – HU DVD 9665
Phantom Carriage – HU DVD 9666
Rango – HU DVD 9668
Fireproof – HU DVD 9669
Film Socialisme – HU DVD 9670

Transgender Identity Film and Panel Discussion – Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., EQB Lounge

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., EQB Lounge (East Quad Building)7:00 p.m., film, “Transgeneration”8:00 p.m., panel discussion on transgender identity, with Edgardo Merville, director of the Gender and Sexuality Program at Children’s National Medical Center; John Strang, staff psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center; Hunter and Tracey, persons who have transitioned gender9:15 p.m., pizzaSponsor: Department of PsychologyContact: … Continue reading “Transgender Identity Film and Panel Discussion – Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., EQB Lounge”

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., EQB Lounge (East Quad Building)
7:00 p.m., film, “Transgeneration”
8:00 p.m., panel discussion on transgender identity, with Edgardo Merville, director of the Gender and Sexuality Program at Children’s National Medical Center; John Strang, staff psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center; Hunter and Tracey, persons who have transitioned gender
9:15 p.m., pizza
Sponsor: Department of Psychology
Contact: James Gray,
jgray@american.edu

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SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Exploring the Potential Power of Film in Protecting America’s National Parks

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler TheaterStephen Shackelton, a top executive and Chief Ranger with the National Park Service (NPS), shows stunning stills and clips of our iconic national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, and describes how NPS uses the media to protect and conserve these national jewels Sponsor: SOC’s Center for … Continue reading “SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Presents: Exploring the Potential Power of Film in Protecting America’s National Parks”

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Mary Graydon Center, Wechsler Theater

Stephen Shackelton, a top executive and Chief Ranger with the National Park Service (NPS), shows stunning stills and clips of our iconic national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite, and describes how NPS uses the media to protect and conserve these national jewels
Sponsor: SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer, 202-885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

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New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 30 to 60 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 30 to 60 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. There is no fee for these workshops and no RSVP is necessary. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.


Sunday, 2/20 at 5pm – Intro to Photoshop 3D
Monday 2/20 at 2pm – How to Make a Video
Tuesday 2/21 at 12pm – Podcasting with Garageband
Tuesday 2/21 at 8pm – NMC Equipment Training
Wednesday 2/22 at 8pm – Get Started with Photoshop
Thursday 2/23 at 4pm – Final Cut Pro 7: Intermediate
Friday 2/24 at 12pm – Basic Motion Graphics for Video
Saturday 2/25 at 5:30pm – Final Cut Pro X: Beginner

See the complete Spring Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

Hot Docs: Fruit of Our Labor now available in Media Services

As the international community reflects on the impact of years of war in Afghanistan, Community Supported Film provides an opportunity to also reflect on the situation from an Afghan perspective through 10 Afghan-made documentaries. Story 1: L is for Light, D is for Darkness, Hasibullah AsmatyStory 2: Searching for a Path, Reza SahelStory 3: Hands … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Fruit of Our Labor now available in Media Services”


As the international community reflects on the impact of years of war in Afghanistan, Community Supported Film provides an opportunity to also reflect on the situation from an Afghan perspective through 10 Afghan-made documentaries.

Story 1: L is for Light, D is for Darkness, Hasibullah Asmaty
Story 2: Searching for a Path, Reza Sahel
Story 3: Hands of Health, Zarah Sadat
Story 4: The Road Above, Aqeela Rezai
Story 5: Knocking on Time’s Door, Ahmad Wahid Zaman
Story 6: Bearing the Weight, Mona Haidari
Story 7: Water Ways, Majid Zarand
Story 8: Beyond Fatigue, Baqir Tawakoli
Story 9: Treasure Trove, Fakhria Ibrahimi
Story 10: Death to the Camera, Sayed Qasem Hossaini

DVD 9504

Excerpt from “‘L’ is for Light, ‘D’ is for Darkness” by Hasibullah Asmaty from Michael Sheridan on Vimeo.

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UC Film Series Presents: Evolution of Zombies Part 2

UC Film Series Presents: Evolution of Zombies Part 2Night of the CreepsFriday, February 17, 2012From 6:00 – 8:30pmMudbox on the Lower Level of the LibrarySponsored by Bender Library and University College


UC Film Series Presents: Evolution of Zombies Part 2

Night of the Creeps
Friday, February 17, 2012
From 6:00 – 8:30pm
Mudbox on the Lower Level of the Library

Sponsored by Bender Library and University College

Hot Docs: Strategic Teacher now available in Media Services

“One of the greatest challenges facing schools today is the push to raise the expertise of teachers. but if teachers are going to become experts, they need proven strategies and the training to make them work…plain and simple. In ’The strategic teacher,’ renowned education consultant Harvey Silver illustrates practical ways to make this happen in … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Strategic Teacher now available in Media Services”


“One of the greatest challenges facing schools today is the push to raise the expertise of teachers. but if teachers are going to become experts, they need proven strategies and the training to make them work…plain and simple. In ’The strategic teacher,’ renowned education consultant Harvey Silver illustrates practical ways to make this happen in your school. Join Harvey as he showcases educators from across the United States who have used these strategies to transform their classrooms and schools into places full of a passion and joy for learning. This video features: Teachers who are using proven strategies to build student comprehension, inference, and critical thinking skills; School leaders who are helping teachers acquire the expertise needed to use these strategies effectively; Students whose lives as learners have been changed by the commitment their teachers and school leaders have made to improve instruction using strategic teaching.”–Container.

DVD 9491

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