DC Environmental Film Festival: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films – Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm in Wechsler Theater

DC Environmental Film FestivalAn Evening with Chris Palmer: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Mary Graydon Center’s Wechsler Theater. When Chris Palmer’s book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest, & controversy. Exposing … Continue reading “DC Environmental Film Festival: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films – Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm in Wechsler Theater”



DC Environmental Film Festival
An Evening with Chris Palmer: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Mary Graydon Center’s Wechsler Theater.

When Chris Palmer’s book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest, & controversy. Exposing the thrilling, yet sometimes tragic, world of wildlife filmmaking, his book revealed a dark side to the industry. In this special evening, Chris discusses the ethics of filmmaking and highlights its worst & best examples with numerous, controversial, high-impact clips from wildlife films.

Reception with refreshments at 6:30pm. FREE admission.
Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Contact: Chris Palmer,
palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
Web:
http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/films/show/710

SPC Films and SG Events Present Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Tuesday, March 20th at 11pm in Ward 1

Free Screening: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsTuesday, March 20th at 11:00pm in Ward 1 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the iconic Holmes and Watson. Sponsor: University CenterContact: Sarah Mostyn and Hoai-Tran Bui, sm2272a@student.american.edu


Free Screening: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00pm in Ward 1

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the iconic Holmes and Watson.
Sponsor: University Center
Contact: Sarah Mostyn and Hoai-Tran Bui,
sm2272a@student.american.edu

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.


Monday 3/19 at 2pm – Keyframing in FCP 7
Tuesday 3/20 at 12pm –Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
Wednesday 3/21 at 8pm – 2.5 D Animation in After Effects
Thursday 3/22 at 4pm – Final Cut Pro 7: Beginner
Friday 3/23 at 12pm – Get Started with Photoshop
Saturday 3/24 at 4pm – How to Shoot Great Video

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.

Selected New Documentary Titles in Media Services

Check out these documentaries that were recently added to the Media Services collection. Dan Rather Reports: Going to Guam – DVD 9676Appointment with the Astrologer – DVD 5657Life 2.0 – DVD 9468His Way: A portrait of Hollywood Legend Jerry Weintraub – DVD 9532Battle for Marjah – DVD 9684Battle for Marjah – BLU-RAY DVD 9684Lives worth … Continue reading “Selected New Documentary Titles in Media Services”

Check out these documentaries that were recently added to the Media Services collection.

Dan Rather Reports: Going to Guam – DVD 9676
Appointment with the Astrologer – DVD 5657
Life 2.0 – DVD 9468
His Way: A portrait of Hollywood Legend Jerry Weintraub – DVD 9532
Battle for Marjah – DVD 9684
Battle for Marjah – BLU-RAY DVD 9684
Lives worth living: The Great Fight for Disability rights – DVD 9679
American Teacher – DVD 9680
Hungry Hearts – DVD 9685
Aviya’s Summer – DVD 9686
Dirty Pictures – DVD 9687
Granito – DVD 9688
Sons of Tennessee Williams – DVD 9689
Truck Farm – DVD 9690
Bombon el Perro – DVD 9697
Mysteries of Lisbon – DVD 9700
Terror’s Advocate – DVD 9717
Portrait of the Soviet Union: Volume 1 – DVD 9691
Portrait of the Soviet Union: Volume 2 – DVD 9692
Portrait of the Soviet Union: Volume 3 – DVD 9693
Portrait of the Soviet Union: Volume 4 – DVD 9694
Rome: Impact of an idea – DVD 9721
Nine Lives of Marion Barry – DVD 9730
From Philadelphia to the Front – DVD 9749

HOME USE DOCUMENTARY
Revenge of the Electric Car – HU DVD 9712

Part 1 is also available for Home Use:

Who Killed the Electric Car – HU DVD 9711

Create a free website using Wix

Wix is a service that will help you build a flash website, and basic ones are free. They come in multiple templates for various themes (corporate, media, etc.). You basically drag and drop your personal media into the templates, and very quickly you have your own site. It’s akin to iWeb, but fancier, easier to … Continue reading “Create a free website using Wix”


Wix is a service that will help you build a flash website, and basic ones are free. They come in multiple templates for various themes (corporate, media, etc.). You basically drag and drop your personal media into the templates, and very quickly you have your own site. It’s akin to iWeb, but fancier, easier to use, and looks less like it comes from a template. You don’t have to know any coding or web design to get started. The only downside is a somewhat limited interface, but considering it’s free and requires no knowledge of CSS or Dreamweaver, it’s a cool place to start for beginners. Check it out!

Are you transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X? Check out FCPX.tv

Are you transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X? If so, you really ought to check out this website: FCPX.TV It’s a collection of fixes to common problems, as well as how to’s and keyboard shortcuts for frequently executed operations in Final Cut Pro 7, so you can now learn how … Continue reading “Are you transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X? Check out FCPX.tv”

Are you transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X? If so, you really ought to check out this website: FCPX.TV

It’s a collection of fixes to common problems, as well as how to’s and keyboard shortcuts for frequently executed operations in Final Cut Pro 7, so you can now learn how to do those things in Final Cut Pro X. Even if you’re not a Final Cut Pro 7 genius transitioning to FCPX, but maybe an iMovie user trying something new, these tips can help you along in your early days with FCPX.

Hot Docs: Granito now available in Media Services

GRANITO is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In GRANITO our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Granito now available in Media Services”


GRANITO is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In GRANITO our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in GRANITO are connected by the Guatemala of 1982, then engulfed in a war where a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people. Now, as if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale.–summary from website

DVD 9688

“Granito: How To Nail A Dictator” theatrical trailer from Skylight Pictures on Vimeo.

Distributor description: http://skylightpictures.com/films/granito

Discovery Channel has launched the Penguin cam to promote a new series

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Penguin Cam

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Streaming Live by Ustream

In honor of Discovery Channel and the BBC’s groundbreaking Frozen Planet series, they have set up this Penguin Cam, streaming live from SeaWorld San Diego’s Penguin Encounter.

There are five different species and nearly 300 penguins in this exhibit. The temperature there varies from 25-27°F. For more info check out the Penguin Cam ustream page.